Google’s very own Nexus 5X from LG and Nexus 6P from Huawei come pre-loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But most other smartphones are still running on some version of Android Lollipop or perhaps even KitKat. However, as with the case of every major Android version, there will be a set of phones that make the big jump and in this post, we have compiled a list of phones that are going to receive the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Motorola phones usually are the first ones to get the latest Android update after Nexus devices since they run of software that is close to stock Android. Android 6.0 Marshmallow seems to be no different as Motorola were quick to announce that several of their devices will indeed get the update although specific dates for the roll-out haven’t been announced yet. Several features and apps that are usually bundled in Motorola will be removed with the update to Marshmallow as the update brings all those by default into Android.
List of Motorola devices that are confirmed to receive the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update
- 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
- 2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen)
- 2015 Moto X Play
- 2015 Moto G (3rd gen)
- 2014 Moto X Pure Edition in the US (2nd gen)
- 2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia (2nd gen) (China upgrade is still under evaluation)
- 2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE (2nd gen) (China upgrade is still under evaluation)
- DROID Turbo
- 2014 Moto MAXX
- 2014 Moto Turbo
Samsung too released a list of devices that will get the update but there is no word on when the update will make it to these devices. If your smartphone isn’t on the list, then it doesn’t mean that you won’t get the update. There should be many more devices that receive the update such as the Galaxy A8 etc but they haven’t been confirmed yet and their confirmation might come out later. If any handset is added to the list, we will let you know.
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- Samsung Galaxy S5 neo
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4
- Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
- Samsung Galaxy Note5
HTC already has the One A9 which was announced just yesterday and is one of the first non-Nexus devices that will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Late last month, HTC confirmed that the One M8 and M9 will receive the update to 6.0 before the end of the year although in some markets it make take a bit longer. Even then most users should get it before 2016.
List of HTC devices that will receive the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update
- HTC One M9 (By the end of 2015)
- HTC One M8 (By the end of 2015)
- HTC Desire 816
- HTC One M9+
- HTC One E9
- HTC One E9+
- HTC One ME
- HTC One E8
- HTC One M8 EYE
- HTC Butterfly 3
- HTC Desire 820
- HTC Desire 826
LG has only confirmed their flagship G4 will be getting the update. They stated that the G4 will be one of the fastest devices to get the updates as the update to 6.0 is set to roll out this month starting from Poland. In fact, it should already be rolling out to users in Poland as we speak. The update will gradually roll out to other users as well. We are sure that more LG devices will get the update but as of now LG have only talked about their plans for the G4.
Sony have released their own list as well and they do have a long list of supported devices especially in terms of flagships. Although the original XPERIA Z and the Z1 aren’t included, the Z2 which is a few generations old still makes it to the list. There are a few other mid ranger devices included as well such as the C4, C5 Ultra and M4 Aqua. They haven’t released a time-frame for the update though.
List of Xperia devices that are confirmed to get Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update
- Xperia Z5
- Xperia Z5 Compact
- Xperia Z5 Premium
- Xperia Z4 Tablet
- Xperia Z3+
- Xperia Z3
- Xperia Z3 Compact
- Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
- Xperia Z2
- Xperia Z2 Tablet
- Xperia M5
- Xperia C5 Ultra
- Xperia M4 Aqua
- Xperia C4
Huawei has stated that they will begin working on the update to 6.0 Marshmallow starting from November and that we can expect the update to roll out in the beginning of next year. Users of the Honor 7 will get an early release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow in November while other devices will be receiving it in February 2016.
List of Huawei devices that are confirmed to get Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update
- Huawei P8
- Huawei Mate 7
- Huawei Mate S
- Huawei P8 Youth Edition
- Huawei P8max
- Huawei Maimang 4 (Chinese version of the G8)
- Huawei G7
- Huawei G7 Plus
- Huawei Honor 7
- Huawei Honor 7i
- Huawei Honor 6
- Huawei Honor 6 Plus
- Huawei Honor 4X
- Huawei Honor 4C
- Huawei MediaPad X2
ZUK have confirmed that their Z1 which is currently running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will get the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow sometime in early 2016.
The company has announced that the M812 and the M370 will be receiving the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in December 2015 itself.
OnePlus made an announcement stating that they will be updating the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow sometime in Q1 2016. The update for the OnePlus 2 will include the standard Marshmallow fingerprint API as well. The OnePlus X will also receive the update to Marshmallow eventually but they haven’t specified a timeframe yet.
Asus have released a list of devices that will be getting the upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. They haven’t specified a time frame yet but we would expect Q1 2016 to be a good start. They might also add more devices to the list in the future but for now, these are the confirmed devices.
- Asus PadFone S (PF500KL)
- Asus ZenFone 2 (ZE550ML/ZE551ML)
- Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe / Special Edition (ZE551ML)
- Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE500KG/ZE500KL/ZE550KL/ZE600KL/ZE601KL)
- Asus ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL)
NOTE – We will be updating this list as and when manufacturers do make announcements or updates show up on phones so do keep checking it in the future for more information.