Which Devices are Likely to Get Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update

Officially announced at the Google I/O conference in May, the next big OS update is called Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which will roll out this autumn with many new features. Personalized app permissions, Android Pay, new Fingerprint features, Doze mode for prolonged battery life, Chrome Custom Tabs, Google Now on Tap, redesigned app drawer, multi-window, etc. are few of the new features.

If you are an Android fanatic, you might want to know which devices are likely to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Final preview version of Android 6.0 is now available for Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player and the final OTA update is expected to arrive sometime in the autumn on these devices.


It is true that not all devices are cable of receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow update as many have yet to see the Android Lollipop update. However, we round up devices that are likely to get treated this new OS.

1. Google Nexus phones: Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 4 (probably) and the upcoming Nexus 5 2015 & Nexus 6 2015.

2. Motorola phones: Moto X (2014), Moto X Play, Moto X Style, Droid Turbo, and Moto G 2nd & 3rd Gen.

3. Samsung Phones: Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Note 4 (probably), and Galaxy Note 5

4. Sony phones: Sony C5 Ultra, Xperia M5, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Plus, Xperia Z4, and the new Xperia Z5 & Z5 Premium

5. Google Android One series: Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Lava Iris Pixel v1, Spice Dream Uno (all are in India), Infinix Hot 2 (Africa), Nexian Journey One (Indonesia), etc.

6. HTC phones: HTC Desire 820 series, HTC Desire Eye, HTC E9, HTC E9 Plus, HTC One E8, HTC One M8 and HTC One M9

7. LG Phones: LG Flex, Flex 2, LG G2, G2 Pro, LG G3 and the new LG G4

8. OnePlus smartphone: Oneplus 1 and Oneplus 2 (both Oxygen OS & Hydrogen OS)

Note: I know the above list is incomplete. The above list is my opinion and put together based on various information available from the Internet and my previous experience.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

1 Comment

  1. PsyaNyde

    Sep 10, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    TBH, I’m kind of glad my phone (xperia M4) ISN’T on that list, as it seems to me, that now, upgrading Android OS breaks so many apps and stuff that were working just fine, and since lollipop, trying to move apps etc over to the SD card instead of the phone memory is a nightmare, even if it’s been done by Android for security reasons…it’s a pain in the ass, and as soon as I can get this phone rooted I will, and install Cyanogenmod.

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