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Android 6.0 Marshmallow Rolls Out Next Week to Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013), 9, and Player

So, when is your current Nexus getting the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow? Next week, actually. Google announced today that the update will arrive over-the-air (OTA) to the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player.

Sorry, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 (2012) owners.

  • Benjamin Parker

    Whoo! My Nexus 7(gen 2) is relevant for another year! I won’t need to save for the Pixel C.

  • Jayracer7474

    Well if OTA is next week we may have a shot of factory image a lot earlier


    What ever happened to the Lollipop 5.1 update the Galaxy 5? Haven’t Samsung and Google figured out by now there’s a fleet of S5 owners out there STILL pissed off as hell? Or are they just gonna push everyone right into Marshmallow?

  • Captn Sprinklez

    Does this mean we can expect factory images before the OTA updates?

  • I have to wonder if Marshmallow will make my Nexus 9 less crappy.

  • Keith

    Haven’t even gotten around to flashing the latest security patch for 5.1 to my rooted N6. Might just go straight to this.

  • Tony Spencer

    My N7 2013 is ready, so when will my Note 5 and Note Pro get it?

    • jak_341

      Note 5, probably around Thanksgiving. Note Pro, probably never.

  • capncoad

    Still not sure what Marshmallow is going to do with my Nexus Player. Maybe fix how lousy the casting is?

    • Stephen

      Gives the ability for expanded storage over USB. Also let’s you use an ethernet connection via usb adapter.

  • Mike

    One thing Apple blows Google out of the water on, support for older devices. Fanboys flame on but it’s true.

    • Larinx

      Just one thing, huh?

      • Mike

        I only own a iPad and iPhone 6+. So that I know of yeah.

    • Bop it_Twis it_Pull it

      ….OK so a phone from 4 years ago should STILL be supported? No, that’s like teaching an old dog new tricks, there’s no point bruh

      • Mike

        Iphone 4 gets ios 9. So if it can handle it why not?

    • Aaron

      Yeah but not really. Apple leaves out features on older devices and seem to greatly affect performance. My daughter’s iPad Mini is no where near as snappy as it was when we bought it. And let’s not forget how iPhone 4 users got left without Siri. At least when Android goes out to a device it doesn’t come gimped or intentionally slows down the device.

    • jak_341

      There is no denying that. Android sucks when it comes to updates and support.

    • Have you ever read Apple forums? Every major OS release, people complain that their phone is a lot slower and they wish they could downgrade. Apple is great at updates, but it’s more than just coincidence that every year phones get slower to force people to upgrade.

      • Mike

        Until the first hot fix yes. I see the same on Android forums. I remember people freaking out about the 5.0 update.

        • TC Infantino

          I believe that the 5.0.x updates were premature. There were way too many issues across most manufacturers devices. I think the Lollipop update should be judged by how 5.1.x works.

          • Mike

            I agree lollipop should be judged based on 5.1+

  • Flyinion

    Hmmm guess I better get Asus to fix my 2013 N7 so I can get it. Of course Google will probably just brick it all over again with 6.0.

  • JSo

    Great. Now I’m just going to be continuously checking for system images.

  • Orion

    Yeaaahh! N6 going to be that much more awesome.

  • My Note 5 will be getting this soon, maybe 90 days or so I can wait..

    • Mordecaidrake


      • What do you mean how?? Samsung does update their devices and I’m pretty sure they are working on it as I type this comment

        • Mordecaidrake

          I’m on Verizon, so I’ll probably never see it.

          • Now I understand why you’re questioning the update, I have At&t so I should have no issues with delays.

      • michael arazan

        He’s a samsung Fanboy/ troll. He imagines things and writes them as fact from Samsung. No official statement from Samsung and he says this. Takes Samsung 6 months to get updates out at minimal from the Sammy devices I’ve had.

    • Don’t worry, it will still look the same and most of the features you want will be removed by Samsung.

      • Don’t worry, it’ll look exactly like the dark or light material theme I throw on it and it’ll have all the features of stock plus more. Stop being foolish!

  • Droid Ronin

    “Sorry, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 (2012) owners.”
    XDA to the rescue!

    • jimt

      Kitkat 4.4.4 works best on the Nexus (2012), anyway. I was amazed how much better than lollipop.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        5.1.1 works about as well on my Nexus 2012 as 4.4.4 does. Though, I don’t use that anymore since I have a 2013 model.

        • jimt

          I found the lollipop was 5 to 10 times slower on the nexus 7 (2012) so much so that the tablet was almost unusable. I went back to 4.4.4 and everyone should consider doing the same.

          • SirCharles


          • Franklin Ramsey

            I found that 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 were super slow on the Nexus 7 2012, but after I got the 5.1.1 It sped back up considerably. Once I did a factory reset it sped up even more and still is just as fast after a couple months of use. Then I got a Nexus 7 2013 and that is just so much nicer.

      • Agreed. I have a N7(2014) and its been laggy as hell on lollipop

  • Keith Taylor

    You would think the the 10 still could get the update.

    • LucidSomnia

      Actually N4 could really get the update, specs really close to N5.

    • মিকে স্তৌত

      Maybe it will come to the 10 and 4, but just at a later point than next week?

  • BoFiS

    Hope they’re continuing to support Google Play Experience devices like the LG G Pad…

    • Keith Taylor

      I used to want one of those but waited too long/

    • JeremyRoenickDanceParty

      Agreed! Love my g pad 8.3 gpe. Really hope it gets some 6.0 love.

  • Keith Taylor

    Cool my N7 is running good. I plan on getting an OG N10 this month brand new…I need a big tablet and since they are updating it why not.

    • Keith Taylor

      OH oh…guess N10 aint getting the update.

    • mike hunt

      they’re not updating the nexus 10