Being able to flash the latest version of Android to your Nexus device is one of the most appealing benefits of owning a Nexus handset or tablet. The only real downside was having to unlock your bootloader to do so. That’s no longer the case, though, as you can now access full OTA images for all supported devices, allowing you to sideload the image via adb in recovery, even if your Nexus device has a locked bootloader. Read more
While Xiaomi launched its monster Mi Max handset earlier today with a 6.44-inch Full HD display, the Chinese manufacturer also took the wraps off of the latest version of its firmware, MIUI 8. The firmware is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes with a new design and a number of new features. Join us after the break for more details. Read more
The Galaxy Note 4 is one of those handsets that has always felt like it was unloved, and despite being ignored and neglected it somehow manages to subsist on hand-me-downs while its newer siblings received new and fancy things. While many worried that Samsung had, in fact, abandoned this most venerable of devices, it seems that today is the day that many Note 4 owners could only dream about. Yes, you dared to dream, and now it’s (finally) coming true. Samsung is in the process of rolling out the Marshmallow update to the Note 4 (SM-N910F) in Europe. Read more
Better late than never! DROID MAXX 2 owners on Verizon are now receiving Google’s latest version of its operating system in Marshmallow.
LG G Pad X8.3 owners on Verizon will begin to receive Marshmallow over-the-air today. This update will bring all the latest features from both Google and Marshmallow including Doze mode for battery saving, Now On Tap for contextual awareness, and simplified app permissions to keep you in control of your privacy.
Google has posted their Android distribution numbers for May 2016, and everything has progressed about how you’d expect. Marshmallow continues to grow at the expense of older versions of Android, moving up to 7.5% from 4.6% last month. Read more
The Nexus Player is getting the Developer Previews a bit after the rest. Just yesterday, the second version of the Android N Developer Preview became available for the Nexus Player.
HTC One M8 and One M9 owners on AT&T were expecting to get Marshmallow this month, but it’s running behind schedule.
In previous weeks, we’ve seen Sony push the Marshmallow update to its Xperia Z5 and Z3 range of devices, as well as the Z4 Tablet. One device that was missing from the list, though, was the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact that was still laboring away on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Until today, that is, because the Marshmallow update is now available. Read more
For the first time ever, Google has made its Developer Preview available on a smartphone other than a Nexus device. That device is the Sony Xperia Z3.