Android Marshmallow 6.0: Find out when your Samsung, Sony, HTC and LG smartphones are getting it
Google has now revealed pretty everything there is to know about its latest mobile operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, following its September 29 event.
Marshmallow's back-to-basics OS promises to be faster and more solid than ever. Android 6.0 should be rolling out soon, which begs the question: when is your phone likely to get it?
Here's what we know so far.
With Android 6.0 set to debut with Google's latest smartphones, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the first in line for an upgrade will be their immediate predecessors.
Google has already started the Android 6.0 over-the-air rolllout for Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 handsets, so you should start seeing prompts to update soon.
Of course, the Nexus range is about more than just those two phones. It'll also be rolling out to the Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 9 tablets soon.
Good old HTC. As much as it's struggling (and boy is it struggling), it always provides quick and clear information on its Android update plans.
Sure enough, the company swiftly tweeted a list of its devices in line to receive Android 6.0 "this fall." That's autumn to us Brits.
Both the HTC One M9 and HTC One M8 are listed as receiving their updates "beginning end of 2015," so presumably they'll be up first. Then you have the HTC One M9+, HTC One E9+, HTC One E9, HTC One ME, HTC One E8, HTC One M8 Eye, and a trio of Desires to follow.
If you want an HTC toting Marshmallow right away, the brand has announced the A9 – which is basically an iPhone 6S clone running Android 6.0.
Samsung's Android updates tend to be drawn-out affairs, as the company has to work to tweak its own custom TouchWiz UI on top of new Google software. It's not alone on that front, of course.
However, last year's Android 5.0 update came relatively swiftly, just a month after it was released by Google. Of course, it didn't roll out to the entire Samsung range.
Recent rumours have suggested that Samsung was working on a major update for its current fleet of flagships prior to Google's Marshmallow rollout. Might this be Android 6.0 Marshmallow?
According to SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are in line for this update, so it seems likely.
Still another source, YouMobile, claims that Samsung will start rolling out Android 6.0 by early next year, and that the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha will also be included.
In 2015, the South Korean manufacturer was one of the quickest off the mark, providing the LG G3 (or at least those in Poland) with the update on November 10 - around a week after Google officially rolled it out.
And it looks like it will be speedy again getting Marshmallow out. Users (in Poland, you lucky people) will start to see the update roll-out from October 19 making it the first non-Nexus device to recieve it. LG says it'll roll-out to users across other regions shortly after.
Motorola is another company that's quick off the mark with its Android updates, partly because it used to be part of the Google family, but mainly because it makes minimal alterations to stock Android.
The company has already announced that the following phones will get Marshmallow: Moto X Pure/Style, Moto X Play, Moto G (Gen 2 and 3), Moto X (2014), Moto Turbo, Moto Maxx, Droid Turbo and Droid Maxx. When will they get the update? We'll have to wait and see.
After promising a fairly swift update, it took the company months to get around to updating all of its customers to Lollipop.
Having said that, it's worth mentioning that Android 5.0 didn't launch in a particularly solid state, whereas we're hopeful that Android 6.0 will be much less buggy.
Sony has announced that the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia C4 will all get the Marshmallow update, but we're not sure when.
Now that Huawei has joined the Nexus family, taking on design duties for the Nexus 6P, we'd expect it to have a jump start on the rest (along with LG) on the Android 6.0 upgrade front.
Or at least, we would if it had better form with this sort of thing. Some Huawei customers are still waiting for Android 5.0 on their phones.
The Chinese manufacturer has said that the Huawei P8 will be the first of its phones to receive Marshmallow, but it hasn't offered any indication as to when.