It was only yesterday that Sony posted a list of devices slated to be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and now the handset maker is giving Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact owners the chance to beta test the latest version of Android on their handsets via its Concept for Android beta initiative.
Right now, owners of the LG G3 on Verizon’s network are noticing a software update that raises the handset’s version to Android 5.1.1, build VS98535B. The update is sized at 353MB and Verizon has not yet detailed other items, if any, that are included.
Via: Droid Life
While Google is busy pushing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to both Nexus and Android One devices, other companies are announcing which handsets will be updated to the latest version of the operating system. HTC posted a list a few days, T-Mobile announced a list of eligible devices earlier today, and now Sony has gone public with its own list.
Google began rolling out the Android 6.0 update to Nexus devices yesterday (OTA download links here) and now it seems that the Android One handset, the Spice Dream Uno, is also receiving some marshmallow goodness in the form of an Over-The-Air update. Read more
While Nexus owners revel in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow goodness in the form of both OTA‘s and download links, the rest of us wait to find out when, or indeed, if, our devices will ever be updated. The US carrier, T-Mobile, has published a list that consists almost entirely of flagship devices that will be updated to Android 6.0, the details of which are after the break.
Today, Google posted the Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images for various Nexus devices. You can now manually install Marshmallow on your Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. The exact version here is MRA58K.
Get ’em while they’re hot!
Source: Google Developers
Back when Android.Inc was founded in 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Milner, Nicks Sears, and Chris White, I wonder if they had an inkling of how popular the Android operating system would become. Google acquired the company in 2005, and thanks to the influx of resources from the search giant, the first Android smartphone (HTC Dream) would soon be released to an unsuspecting world. It’s been an interesting ride, as documented in the great little infographic below.
Verizon is now rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy Core Prime located in the United States. In addition to bringing the latest version of the open-source operating system to the handset, this upgrade also transports a patch for the Stagefright security vulnerability, too.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
Earlier today, LG’s Korean division prematurely updated its support website with a step-by-step upgrade guide for Android 6.0. The aforementioned pages have since been removed, but not before we managed to discern that the G3, carrying model numbers F400S, F400K, and F400L, along with the G4 with the following model numbers attached: F500S, F500k and F500L, will be amongst the first to receive the Marshmallow software upgrade.
With Android 6.0 Marshallow coming as soon as next week to Nexus devices, other companies are going to be hard at work bringing the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system to their own hardware. Among the fast-moving companies to update their devices is Motorola. Today, Motorola shared which devices will receive the Marshmallow software update.