Will your phone be getting Android Marshmallow?

Marshmallow, or Android 6.0, is the newest version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system. It will begin rolling out to Nexus devices from October. But if you don’t have a Nexus when can you expect to see it? We take a look.



Note: We’re updating this page as we receive more official announcements from manufacturers. Check back regularly for the latest.

Android Marshmallow for Nexus

As always, the Nexus devices from Google will be the first to be updated to the new version of Android.

The brand new Nexus 5x and Nexus 6p will both launch with Android 6.0. The Nexus 6 from 2014 will also be updated, as will the Nexus 5 from 2013.

There are also rumours that the Nexus 7 from 2013 will also be updated. Will the Nexus 4 get Marshmallow? Unlikely, we’d say.

Expect the updates to roll out in October.



Marshmallow for Moto devices

Motorola has a fantastic record for updating its phones, and we don’t expect that to change.

The new Moto X Pure/Style and Moto X Play will certainly get Marshmallow, as will the most recent Moto G — Motorola is one of the few manufacturers to consistently provide updates to its lower end devices.

Last year’s Moto X, G and even the Moto E may also get a taste of Android 6.0 Expect the updates in a pretty timely manner, too.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note 5

It’s a given that Samsung will issue updates to Marshmallow for the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 (and their variants), both recent flagships. We’d expect to see them by the end of the year, too.

The Galaxy S5 and Note 4 should also get updates, perhaps early next year. Older devices, and lower end models may miss the cut. So far, the list of updates looks like this:

  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy S6 Edge+
  • Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 Duos
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy Note 4 Duos
  • Galaxy Tab A
  • Galaxy Alpha

HTC One M9 and M8

HTC’s updates will include not only Marshmallow, but Sense 7 as well. They have been all but confirmed for the HTC One M9 and M8, but the One M7 will not be getting Android 6.0.

Rumours state that the following HTC phones and devices are being considered for an update to Android Marshmallow:

  • HTC Desire EYE
  • HTC Desire 816
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M8s
  • HTC One M8 EYE
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC One ME
  • HTC One E9
  • HTC One E9+
  • HTC Butterfly 2
  • HTC Butterfly 3

Updates could begin before the end of the year. We’re awaiting official confirmation on this.

LG G4, G3 and G2

Marshmallow is coming to the LG G4 and G3, but not to the G2. LG is currently believed to have five handsets pegged for updates. These are:

  • LG G4
  • LG G3
  • LG G Flex 2
  • LG G Flex
  • LG G Pad 10.1

We may see the updates begin rolling out late this year, or early in 2016.

Sony Xperia phones

We’d expect the most recent Xperia Z models to be updated, although Sony does not tend to be the quickest off the mark when it comes to pushing out new OS versions.

As such, while we can expect confirmation in the coming weeks, you shouldn’t hope to see Marshmallow on your Xperia phone until 2016.