Ever since Google made Android 6.0 Marshmallow official, many users have wondered,
“When will my phone get the latest OS update?” Well, that largely depends on the manufacturers and carriers.
Thankfully, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony and T-Mobile have already announced their list of devices that
will be getting the OS, though most have yet to reveal a set timeline for the update to reach these devices.
Here’s what we know so far.
Nexus phones and tablets
Let’s start with the obvious ones first. Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released on October 5,
and following its legacy, Google’s latest Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will be first in the queue to run it.
These devices will come preloaded with the latest OS. Existing Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5,
Nexus 6, Nexus 7, and Nexus 9, have already started receiving the update. The Nexus Player is set to
receive Android 6.0 in the US only. Nexus users can download the latest OS manually from Google Developer,
but it’s usually best to wait for the OTA version.
HTC has affirmed that the HTC One M9 and One M8 will receive the update by the end of this year.
The company has announced a list comprising other devices that will get the update: HTC One M9+,
HTC One E9+, HTC One M8, HTC One E9, HTC One ME, HTC One E8, HTC One M8 Eye, HTC Butterfly 3,
HTC Desire 826, HTC Desire 820, and HTC Desire 816. Moreover, HTC said it will be launching an Android
6.0-powered device on October 20. Phones like the HTC One M7 won’t be updated officially,
but may see unofficial support from third-party projects.
Motorola has fared pretty well when it comes to rolling out updates, and this time around the
company has already announced a list of smartphones that will get the Marshmallow update.
These chosen few are the Moto X Pure Edition (third-gen), Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto G (third-gen),
Moto X Pure Edition in the US (second-gen), Moto X (second-gen), Moto G and Moto G 4G LTE (second-gen),
Moto Maxx, and Moto Turbo.
When Android 5.0 Lollipop was released, LG was among the fastest manufacturers to have rolled out the OS.
LG itself has not officially announced its list of devices that will get the Android 6.0 update,
but T-Mobile has listed the LG G3, G4, and G Stylo. Also, LG’s Korean support page has listed the
aforementioned devices with Android 6.0 Marshmallow support.
Sony phones and tablets
Following other manufacturers, Sony has outed a list that comprises devices that will get the
Android 6.0 update. The company has not revealed any set timeline for the release, but it says that it
is working hard to update devices as soon as possible. Sony products that have made the list are the
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,
and Xperia C4.
Samsung phones and tablets
Samsung began the Android 5.0 Lollipop roll-out 31 days after the update was made official.
But as is often the case, not all of its devices received the OS, thanks to the lack of carrier
support and some region-related glitches. With that in mind, Youmobile.org has a list of Samsung
devices that will get the latest Android 6.0 update, but it’s not yet confirmed by Samsung.
The devices listed are the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Duos,
Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 4 Duos, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Alpha, and Galaxy Tab A.
As with HTC, unofficial support for older devices, like the Galaxy S5, may be possible with third-party support.