Google’s next mobile operating system update will be called Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As is tradition, the search engine giant will release new Nexus devices with the latest OS preloaded, first. Google is expected to unveil the 2015 series flagship LG Nexus 5 and Huawei Nexus 6P on 29 September event. The new nexus phones will come packed with the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box but there is no word on when Google’s Android team would release the same OS update to previous generation Nexus series.
Amidst several leaks surrounding the upcoming Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, Telus, touted to be Canada’s second biggest telecommunication firm, posted a release schedule of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to the revealing, the new Google mobile OS will be first rolled out to Motorola Nexus 6 and LG Nexus 5 on 5 October, a week after the official launch in San Francisco.
Soon after several media reports cited Telus’ software update schedule, the telecom carrier updated the page removing the mention for Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. But by then, Mobile Syrup managed a screenshot of the Telus page. Google is yet to respond to the speculations surrounding Android Marshmallow release. We believe the company will choose to remain silent until the 29 September event.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is confirmed to come with native support for fingerprint sensor input, leaner and faster Chrome browser, Google Photos, Auto back-up, from where all app’s user-data (less than 25MB) will automatically be stored in Google Drive. Power saving features have been incorporated in the Android Marshmallow to extend battery life, which was sorely missed in the previous OS, v5.0 Lollipop.
Stay tuned for more Android updates.