The Internet has today been inundated with reports from Moto X (2014) owners located in Australia and India declaring that they’ve finally received the much-anticipated Marshmallow update, and we at last we have some solid evidence to confirm that it has in fact started rolling out.
Hot on the heels of T-Mobile, Verizon has just started distributing a vital security update for the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5. The upgrade bundles the latest Android vulnerability patch, along with a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements aimed at improving the overall performance of the handsets.
Sony’s equivalent of a soak testing program, Concept for Android, has been receiving positive reviews from the company’s development folks, so it is being extended into 2016. At the same time that Sony revealed they were not shutting down the program this week as originally planned, Sony also released an update for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact to start testing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on those devices.
T-Mobile is currently in the process of rolling out a vital security update to its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5 located in the United States. This upgrade transports a much-needed patch for the incredibly irritating MMS bug found present on a number of smartphones running Lollipop, along with several bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
Motorola has started to invite DROID Turbo 2 owners to a soak test for an “early preview of a new software release“. Maybe the DROID Turbo 2 will follow in the Moto X Pure Edition‘s footprints and will be receiving a Marshmallow update soon?
Among all the companies producing Android devices, HTC is probably the most open and honest regarding software updates. While the company hasn’t commented on many of its phones, HTC has revealed when software updates are coming to the One A9 and One M9. The status of other HTC phones could be known as LlabTooFeR laid out an alleged schedule for more than ten others.
Google has today published the factory images for the long-awaited Android 6.0.1 update for the Pixel C. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports a new Emoji collection to the device, together with the latest security patch for the open-source operating system, which is aimed at resolving any critical security issues the handset might have.
When HTC unveiled the One A9 back in September, it vowed to roll out monthly security updates for the handset based on Android’s latest patches. According to HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi, AT&T is the first and currently the only carrier to start pushing out this month’s update.
A month or two ago when Motorola first published its list of handsets that were eligible to be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you might have noticed that there was some distinct outrage that the Moto E (2015) wasn’t mentioned. Motorola has since updated the list, with the Moto E making an appearance. It is only good news, however, depending on which region you live in.
Verizon announced last week that a software update coming to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge would activate WiFi calling for the handsets. Today, the carrier is pushing out the update along with additional features and fixes. Verizon’s variants of the two Samsung devices are also getting Live Broadcast and Hi-Fi audio support.
Monday was a busy day for Google and its Nexus devices. The company pushed out Android 6.0.1 with new emojis and security patches, but users of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X could have a bonus included with the software update. Multiple owners of those two handsets on T-Mobile’s network are reporting that the software update activated band 12 support.