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Will my phone get updated to Marshmallow? Our list of confirmations, guesses and wild speculation

When a new version of Android is released, talk immediately shifts to when (and if) it will be released for individual models of phones and tablets. Since Google doesn't distribute Android the way other companies — like Apple or Microsoft or BlackBerry do — and instead provides the code to build it, a lot depends on the folks who made your phone and how much time and money they want to spend on updating it. Which in turn leads to questions and anxiety about getting the latest version.

Google provides updates and new versions for all of their own devices less than 18 months old, but they can't force other companies to follow suit. Most of the big-name manufacturers do provide support for recently-built models, though. In the end, however, it's always one big waiting game for most of us.

While some companies have already talked about which models will be updated to Android Marshmallow, there is still a bit of soothsaying and prophecy involved in any online article talking about which models will — and which models won't — be updated. This one is no different. Read on for all the specifics and speculations!

Google

Nexus 6

These phones and other devices will be updated to Marshmallow, or already have been updated:

  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Nexus 9
  • Nexus Player

These will not be receiving the Marshmallow update and are now deprecated:

  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 7 2012
  • Nexus 10

Motorola

Moto X pure edition

Oh Motorola. What a mess you're in right now, and it's all about your Marshmallow plans (opens in new tab).

Here's a list of phones that will be updated to Android 6.

  • 2015 Moto X Pure Edition
  • 2015 Moto X Style
  • 2015 Moto X Play
  • 2015 Moto G
  • 2014 Moto X Pure Edition
  • 2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia2
  • 2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE
  • Motorola DROID Turbo
  • 2014 Moto MAXX
  • 2014 Moto Turbo

Noticeably missing are the latest Moto E and carrier variants of the 2014 Moto X. Not noticeably missing is the community outrage about the whole situation. While I'm sure nobody outside of a Motorola corporate office knows everything about these decisions, one thing is certain — sliding down from a pinnacle is much easier than climbing up. Here's hoping they rethink this big mess.

HTC

HTC One M9

HTC's Jason Mackenzie gave us a list of phones to be updated via Twitter, and here they are:

  • HTC One M9 (Beginning at the end of 2015)
  • HTC One M8 (Beginning at the end of 2015)
  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC One E9
  • HTC One E9+
  • HTC One ME
  • HCT One E8
  • HTC One M8 EYE
  • HTC Butterfly 3
  • HTC Desire 816
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire 826

The HTC One M7 (one of my favorite HTC phones ever) will not be getting updated. I'll pour out a bottle of Marshmallow Smirnoff on the curb for my old friend.

Samsung

Galaxy S6

Samsung hasn't publicly (read: officially) announced a comprehensive list of phones that will receive the Android 6 update. That won't stop us from guessing. Here's how we think it will go down.

We think these Samsung phones and tablets will receive the Marshmallow update:

  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 edge
  • Galaxy S6 Active
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy Note Edge
  • Galaxy S5
  • Galaxy Tab S2
  • Galaxy Tab S
  • Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Galaxy Note Pro

We think these phones might get the Marshmallow update, but we're not going to be holding our breath:

  • Galaxy Alpha
  • Galaxy Tab Pro series
  • Galaxy Tab 4 series

Anything else (and Samsung makes about a million different models) is unknown. If your Samsung phone or tablet is less than 18 months old, have hope. If not, have some of that Marshmallow Vodka before I pour it all out on the curb.

LG

LG G4

LG's Korea support pages list these phones as confirmed for the Android 6.0 update:

  • LG G3
  • LG G4

We're pretty sure US and carrier versions will also get some Marshmallow from LG. Also, this short list has the phones we were almost sure about. I'll add the G Flex and G Flex 2 to that list (as a wild guess) and stop there.

Like Samsung, LG makes a bunch of different models. If you have a model made since mid-2014, we think it might very well see a Marshmallow update.

Sony

Xperia Z4

Talking about updates and Sony is a lot like playing craps — you never know how the dice will roll. Sometimes they are right on top of things, and others end up with all of us scratching our heads and wondering what in the world people at Sony are thinking.

Anyhoo, we're gonna guess a little bit here. It's too fun not to.

Phones and tablets that should see an Android 6.0 update:

  • Xperia Z4 series
  • Xperia Z3 series

Of course, Sony makes a lot of other phones that we never get to see in the US, That doesn't mean we don't hear a thing or two about update rumors. Here are a few phones we've heard that might also see an update:

  • Xperia M5
  • Xperia C5 Ultra
  • Xperia Z2 (EU and Asia versions)
  • Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition

Update — Sony has released a list of their own. They say these products will be updated:

  • 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
  • Xperia C4

Looks like that Z Ultra GPe dream was just that — a dream. Sadface.

Other manufacturers

ZenFone 2

2015 was the year of great unlocked phones at low prices from manufacturers that weren't on the tip of everyone's tongue. Plenty of those phones will see Android Marshmallow. Here are a few that we think will make the cut:

  • Alcatel Idol 3
  • Oneplus One
  • Oneplus 2
  • ASUS Zenfone 2
  • ASUS Zenfone 6
  • Xiaomi Mi4
  • Xiaomi Mi Note
  • Huawei Ascend P8
  • Huawei Mate 7
  • Huawei Honor 6 plus

My phone isn't on your list!

And that doesn't mean it will never see an update to Android 6.0.

Besides Motorola (oh, Moto) and HTC, we don't have an official-like long list of phones and tablets that will definitely be updated, and there is a lot of guesswork here.

If your phone was made after June 2014, and it has a Snapdragon or Exynos processor (you can find that out in the forums if you're unsure), there is a very good chance it will be updated to Android Marshmallow.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

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  • I don't even have lollipop lol Posted via the Android Central App on my HTC Desire 610
  • And you never will muhahahaha ... But seriously you won't get lollipop Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • That's what I get for have a midrange phone :( Posted via the Android Central App on my HTC Desire 610
  • That's not a moto g Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • that's true Nexus 5 | T-Mobile $30 Plan
    Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • have you tried looking for cyanogenmod port for your phone?
  • Which phone are you using currently?
    I am having a Galaxy S3 Neo Dual Sim version, for which Kit Kat 4.4.4 was out last year September, while mine is still on JB 4.3. Effff you Samsung. :-( Posted via the Android Central App on my Galaxy S3 Neo Dual Sim which thankfully doesn't have S-pen and does not have a horrible metal body.
  • sad lol i wouldn't go below that now.
  • The phones with the SD810 will get roasted marshmallow. Mmmmmmm... roasted marshmallows....
  • And you won't get your touchwiz raped MM firmware on your note 5 for months ...hehehe Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1 Hail Putrid Pile
  • But it's got a stylus!
  • That magic stylus makes being a victim of Android fragmentation worth it, lol
  • Wow you really are heading off the rails. +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • So I take it you really love that pen huh?
  • Well yeah but your starting to really run the gamut with hating anything not Nexus. +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • Kinda like Apple people, right? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I mean in all fairness though, I see you post just the same about anything nexus...just looking at both sides here. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No way Jose. I like moto and one+, HTC and Sony too. And I think you ran the gamut criticizing anything that IS nexus some time ago. Well, pretty much them and everyone else not named samsung. I really don't get it though. Samsung is just so gay in so many ways. I'm glad I came to my senses some time ago about them
  • Um...you're a 49 ers fan. All of us have things we love that we probably shouldn't. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hahaha!!! Good one ThrottleJohnny!! +1000 to that comment. Posted via The Next Big Thing. My Samsung Galaxy Note 5!
  • What's up shit for brains !! I was hoping you were dead or something
  • I'm still laughing about how your 49ers have been blown out the past two weekends. Oh when asking question, use a question mark. Posted via The Next Big Thing. My Samsung Galaxy Note 5!
  • Does that get your rocks off? Tell someone who gives a shit
  • Obviously you care from what you posted. Like I said before. People that have to use curse words in the posting typically feel insecure about what they post. You have psychological issues that you need to seek help with. Now go call your doctor and tell him all your problems. You've got more issues than the 49ers.
  • He only hates Samsung because he knows nothing about Samsung phones. His prior arguments with everyone explains it. Posted via The Next Big Thing. My Samsung Galaxy Note 5!
  • No, I hate you because you're a rambling moron with an amount of knowledge about Android and tech that rivals that of an ape
  • Are you done yelling yet, Harbaugh? Did your doctor forget to give you your refill of medication? You do know sometimes certain medications, the ones you are on you need to go see your doctor. Go see him, he will refill them for you. Awww, I hurt little 49ers fans feeling because I called him out on not knowing anything about Samsung phones. Go play with your HTC.
  • I've owned more samsung devices running android than you will for some time. I feel like I'm arguing with a 12 year old. You say nothing more than "you don't know anything about samsung phones" and "learn how to use a samsung phone" or "samsung phones don't have memory problems" You're just dumb bruh. I hope you're handing your phone over to a kid to post comments on here. Otherwise you're one simple ass mofo
  • That's because he knows nothing about Samsung phones. Him liking HTC products explains it. Posted via The Next Big Thing. My Samsung Galaxy Note 5!
  • He was on Sammy's nutz 6 months ago... Posted via the Android Central App
  • What's so great about being ON the rails? Shitty way to travel, to be honest. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Butt it went up the chute the wrong way! or was it just Wrong?
  • you really meant butt? Posted via the Android Central App
  • If I spray myself with Off! will you stop following me around like a useless gnat?
  • Should of named yourself "rogue stylus" because you differ so much from the other samboys. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Yeah, yeah, we know you Stock Android fanboys can only handle a corn maze with one stalk. Anything more complicated than that confuses you. You guys are the reason there are instructions on shampoo. You probably look for instructions on a bar of soap and say, "Dial? But there's no number on it..."
  • Lel? I love stock android but understand manufacturers little touch on android. It used to be garbage but now a days it's not so awful. Doesn't mean I like it but I prefer stock android because I can. Is that a problem for you? Oh and I'm also probably more educated than you in certain fields of interest but. I won't waste my time. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'll admit I laughed at dial. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Then my work here is done.
  • Oh it's far from done and you know it. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • LOL Posted via the Android Central App
  • Don't need marshmallow on the n5. Cause it's already a beast Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol yummy Posted via the Android Central App
  • I hope A3 does also 2015
  • I'm hoping for the ATT LG G2 to get 6.0, or at the very least 5.1.1. As it stands, the G2 memory leaks and battery drain are terrible on 5.0.2 and LG needs to update the device badly. Keeping fingers crossed for 6.0!
  • Two key words there that guarantee it will not happen: LG, and AT&T.
  • No battery drain whatsoever here on LP on my G2 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Do you really want the software to be more inconsistent than it is already with LG? To each their own but it's frustrating with LG this year, great hardware but so so software. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • LG's software doesn't bother me...it's the almost daily needed reboots just to maintain a usable device due to horrible memory management that needs fixing in the worst way (i.e. 5.1.1 or 6.0).
  • 5.1.1 fixed that I think that's on LGs side. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • That should be their product tag line. Posted using SwiftKey on my LG G4 via the Android Central App
  • It's stupid that phones like G2 or S4 aren't getting updates, even though their Processors and Ram are more than powerful enough handle a newer version of Android.
  • If there's any phone that gets great third party dev support with custom ROMs it's those two. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • I've got battery drain, my screen wont rotate, My camera is screwed up...shall I go on...Please update this to 6.0. I might keep it if they do.
  • Memory leaks and battery drain are terrible on the Verizon LG G2. Give me something, anything to fix what was a good phone.
  • Motorola - what a mess you've made. I'm not worried about support for the third gen Moto X but you should probably change up all the advertising and marketing on your site especially around the Moto E.
  • I'm looking forward to flashing the 6.0 factory image on my old Nexus 7 when I get home this week, just to play around with it. I'm sure my Shield Tablet will get it in the not too terribly distant future, but my phone's another story.
  • My Moto X (2014) Pure Edition will get updated, but not my AT&T Moto X (2014)... this is really NOT explainable by Motorola. I'm very disappointed in Motorola... so much so that I'm leaving!!! Hello Nexus 6P!!!
  • Motorola is essentially stripping out carriers altogether. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • And they are stripping out the people that are buying their devices... my Pure Edition is still running 5.1 and NOT the most current 5.1.1. This might be a bug fix release, but it should have been release to the PE. At least I know I will get releases for Nexus device.
  • I completely understand your pov. I have a Verizon x2
  • My Pure Edition is running 5.1.1
  • Then you are NOT in the United States... in the US we only have 5.1... OR you have a new Moto X PE... I'm talking about the Moto X (2014) PE in the US.
  • Mine too.
  • I don't disagree. We hate carriers because they are slow with updates but most ppl on the US buy of a carrier moto is digging themselves a hole. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Though I understand Moto's reasoning, and am very sympathetic to it, for the sake of good will, they should have done one more round of updates for the last-gen phones before finally and completely flipping the bird to the carrier-model model. We've seen manufacturers back-pedal on this sort of thing before, so there may still be hope. Posted via the Android Central App
  • How can you understand Motorola killing off most versions of the moto x 2014 and the moto e which was released like 4 or 5 months ago? Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Or another viewpoint — only phones with a carrier's name attached aren't getting updated. If your phone has a carrier's name on the back, that's who you bought it from and should look to for support. I don't like how the Moto X situation is being handled, but I'm not surprised in the least.
  • Do you think that Lenovo was the factor behind the decision? Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Oh and +1 Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • I understand it because I realize that Moto is trying to create a new paradigm. And I applaud them for it. Who knows, maybe years from now we'll look back and laugh at the obsolete and absurd carrier-specific model, and if so, Moto will have played a huge role in that change. But, as I said, they should ease into it, and offer one more round of support for the devices they're abandoning right now. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The problem is that it's not a few years from now and in the real world, now, in the US carriers are a thing that people buy there phones from, if that's motos future paradigm they pulled it FAR too early. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • All they had to do was support it for 1 more year too, that is like 1-2 OS updates. Doesn't seem like such a chore than to drop support all together
  • I think Motorola could POSSIBLY very slight chance go back on this, or at the very least some kind of statement, all they've done is throw their plans out their with no reasoning behind it whatsoever. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • The carriers are the real enemy. Who knows how much extra overhead the carriers add to OEM's workload? We consumers do not hear about that part, but I am certain that the carriers likely make the process much more difficult. Unfortunately the carriers are a middleman that get injected between us (the consumers) and the OEMs (the makers of the devices who must support them). The carriers add an unnecessary overhead and their role is ridiculous.
  • And yet the Moto E is more valued than the Flagship in Lenovo's eye
  • Note 3? Posted via the Android Central App
  • No. Eol +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • End of Life, or End of Line? I suppose the latter could mean the former.
  • Assuming it makes it onto the M9 there will be an M7 Rom in no time
  • I am hoping for this too... Getting all the updates a few weeks after my wife's Nexus 5 was nice... Developer Edition M7 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Jerry,
    Great article. One thing to add. Sony did put out an official list today. Looks like they snuck it in after you finished writing but before this got published to AC. http://blogs.sonymobile.com/2015/10/06/sony-xperia-and-android-6-0-marsh... Long list. Zero timetable.
    Xperia Z5/Compact/Premium
    Xperia Z4 Tablet
    Xperia Z3+/Z3/Compact
    Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
    Xperia Z2 & Z2 Tablet
    Xperia M5
    Xperia C5 Ultra
    Xperia M4 Aqua
    Xperia C4.
  • I'd surprised if My Moto X Play didn't get Marshmallow.
  • Me too, because Motorola said it'd be updated already.
  • ..lol. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Here's hoping the Idol 3 gets it *fingers crossed* Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • +2 Posted via the Android Central App
  • It'll take a while but it will get it. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • The 4.7 inch version?
  • Also t-mobile has their list of confirmed devices that will be updated. https://support.t-mobile.com/community/phones-tablets-devices/software-u... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have the Galaxy Note Edge, so I have been confident that it would receive 6.0, but for a lot of these OEMs, it's seemingly a crap shoot. And that's part of the issue Google has with handing out the source code to the carriers and phone OEMs and not doing what Apple does. Then again, Apple only makes one phone every year and will never allow another company to produce and iPhone using their OS. Those with a Motorola, I will keep my fingers crossed for you. They fudged this up. Posted From my Verizon Galaxy Note Edge via the Android Central App... And Don't Eat The Yellow Snow!
  • The simpler the hardware, the faster the OEM can crank out an update. It's the added complexity of some hardware and the additional features the OEM adds that holds up the process at the OEM. For the Note, Samsung has to add all the S Pen features and software, then add things like MST handling, multi-window, smart stay, edge features for your phone, etc., and make sure it all works. Moto has to add all their Moto features and make sure they all work. And so on. Then it goes to the carrier, who works on it some more. Sprint had the 5.1.1 update for the Note 4 for months before releasing it.
  • If those bits of code aren't fully modular and able to be quickly added to the base OS, Samsung is doing it wrong. (And they are. That's not a good reason for any waiting.)
  • I don't see how they could do some things in a modular way. Multi-window, for example. When Android multi-window is stable, then, yes. But right now they have to do it their own way. And consider that Google can't even get multi-window right yet. Or themes. And people say Samsung is terrible at software?
  • The APIs Samsung used in Lollipop are all still available in Marshmallow. If it doesn't just plug in and compile, it's because of something Samsung changed.
  • I hope the LG G Pad F 7.0 gets it.
  • You won't Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Yea and my LG G pad 10.1 needs it but all OEM's blow off tablets once they are released.
  • That's one of the reasons I haven't bought a new one. I wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup
  • Thats Good My Phone Is Xperia Z2
    And I Greeting Android M Update :)
  • Asus hasn't even managed to push out a 5.1 update for the zenfone have they? Makes me a bit sceptical that phone's going to get any meaningful upates...
  • I'm skeptical but not yet worried. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but one of the reasons 5.1 is taking so long is either they're waiting for 6.0 or it's because of the Intel chip and how the how to adapt Android's ARM code for X86 compatibility. But it's new enough that it will get an update.
    And now I rant about to please update it! 5.0 has made me switch out of Android twice already and almost a third time! Worst OS version ever! So many bugs!
  • Well I still haven't received the 5.0 ota on my at&t's s5 so I don't expect Marshmallow anytime soon on it...
  • That's interesting, have you tried to force it to check? My wife's got the update months ago.
  • The Galaxy Note 10.1 hasn't received Lollipop yet so I'm not going to hold my breath for Marshmallow.
  • 5.1.1 was released for the LTE P605 version last week, I'm not holding my breath for marshmallow either Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ordered a 6P. Lol don't care anymore. Nexus forever. Have a Nexus 9 a well. Tab S sold. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't really care if Samsung does release 6.0 for Galaxy S4, because I'm already using CM 12.1 and waiting for CM 13. I just need to update my baseband because I have problems with 3G and Wi-Fi.
  • Cm having something that doesn't work... Wow, shocker there +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • Yeah, mark it on the calendar. Might not happen again for a few minutes.
  • +1. Shit, that's funny. Posted using SwiftKey on my LG G4 via the Android Central App
  • My Note 4 doesn't even have 5.1.1 yet and I'm supposed to believe that 6.0 is coming? LOL! Posted via the Android Central App
  • AT&T? I've had 5.1.1 on my Sprint Note 4 since early August. Sprint had it for months before that. The carriers are generally the holdup.
  • I'm embarrassed to say Verizon. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Will the Android 6 be available to the Samsung galaxy tab 3 10.01
  • Nope
  • Considering my Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 never even got Lollipop, the idea that it will get Marshmallow is a laugh. I had to muscle CM12.1 onto it to get LP and make it something other than a sluggish, Cheeze Whiz-laden pig. Posted via sheer force of will from my OnePlus 2!
  • My 70$ android one is not on the list. But it already started receiving marshmallow.
  • sure Nexus 5 | T-Mobile $30 Plan
    Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Please, Samsung, let the Galaxy S5 get it. Please please please please please please please please please please pretty please with a marshmallow on top please please please please.
  • Read. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • What's to read? AC said: "We think these Samsung phones and tablets will receive the Marshmallow update". Key word is "think". They don't know for certain (unless they know people who know people). Silly Samsung.
  • S5 g900v will get android m as t mobile said Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm happy with how my HTC One M7 works with Lollipop and will most likely hold onto it until it dies. Even after it dies, I might purchase another M7 on the cheap as I love the form factor and does everything I need.
  • HT to you, sir. The form factor and build quality truly can't be beat. Mine has been on the struggle bus ever since lollipop, though. Most of my problems would probably have been fixed months ago with a factory reset, but I just haven't had it in me to completely set up my phone again. Plus I've been needing a good excuse to upgrade. I'm hoping the 5X will be a worthy successor.
  • I'm my opinion, the M7 is still the most beautiful smartphone ever made. Here's hoping HTC survives (as a phone manufacturer) long enough to recapture whatever it was that they had when they made that sexy beast. Realistically though, even if they do hang in there for an M10, it'll probably be a POS. They seem to have completely lost any sense... Except for Sense, that is. Ha. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The M7 is almost the same size as the One Mini, which I considered to be the perfect size. I would have kept it if it were not for the hairline cracks.
  • No HTC Dream G1? Sad face. (I saw one of these in a shop being sold for £12 the other day, was tempted.) Posted via the Android Central App
  • I still have mine. You mean I could only unload the thing for £12? What a disappointment. You'd think it would be a collector's item.
  • Well, that's what CEX charge for it. To a collector, I'm sure it's worth more. I mean, would you accept £12 for it? Probably not so it's worth more than that. I'd hold on to it. I'm sure one day these things will be worth something. That's why I've held onto my Dell Streak. The first 5" Android phone, has to be worth something... Right? But it's not worth more than that to a large national chain store. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Honor 7? Jerry, are you guys going to do a blog on MM essential need to knows, in the future? I don't want to look it up all by myself!
  • Hey Jerry, Mo Versi has claimed on Twitter that the M8 Google Play Edition will get 6.0, with a target of this month.
  • I would like to know if BlackBerry Priv is coming with Marshmallow Posted via the Android Central App
  • Based on the video I saw, I don't think the Blackberry CEO even knows the Priv runs Android.
  • It runs the Googles and the Qualcomm. It has the 4Gs. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Do you really think that the over 1 year old Galaxy Tab 4 line would get updated but not the 4 month old Galaxy Tab A line?
  • My wife has a Galaxy Tab 3 (I would never get one for myself -- I'd get a cheap Chinese tablet). I don't even know what that runs, and neither does she. There's something about Tablets that makes me not care about Android updates. I don't know why. That's why a cheap Chinese tablet would be fine with me.
  • My tab 3 is running 4.4.2. It is now just a big remote control with extras. Don't go cheap Chinese, go cheap Nexus. Not really for the software but the internals. Or get a tab 3 for like 15$ +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • Where can I get a Tab 3 for $15? I'd buy that for a doll...I mean $15. I'd even get a ...(cough)... Nexus for $15.
  • I have to say that based on my experience with the update of my AT&T Note 4 to Lollipop, I am very leery about an upgrade to Marshmallow for my Note 5. If I am being honest with myself, the total suckage that was my usage experience on my Note 4 after "upgrading" to Lollipop was no small contributor to my decision to upgrade to the Note 5. Battery life was terrible and the OS slowed to a crawl. It was traumatizing.
  • I hope you're right about alcatel. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thank you for the vast amount of work Jerry. :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well, I don't have to fret over my Lenovo tablet getting it... it's still running the 4.1.1 that it left the factory with! Is "Lenovo" French for "left all alone"? I'm not in a rush to update my HTC M8, as it's running great on L 5.0.2. I literally used it to charge my son's Galaxy Mega and still had power to spare.
  • You forgot LG G Stylo T-Mobile has that on their list to get Android 6.0
  • No Note 3 update equals iPhone 6s plus for me. Apple knows a thing or 2 about updates. Posted via Android Central App
  • Yes, they will keep them rolling until the hardware nears its limit, which is good in most cases. Just make sure you don't need a speaker phone in a noisy environment. Other than that you are good to go.
  • Poor Note 3. And that phone has more then enough specs to run Android M with no issues.
  • It's ridiculous that's it's not on the list. Posted via the GS6 Active, aka GS6 M.E. (Manly Edition)
  • Galaxy S5 (the phone everyone seems to love to hate) wOOt!
    I'll be one to wait for everyone else to install and review though. I've been quite pleased with 5.0 on the Galaxy S5 on AT&T.
  • I wish Google would hurry up with the OTA Marshmallow update. Posted via My Nexus 6
  • I have a G3 and a G4 and both are likely to get updated and yet all I want is for my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 to get Lollipop. I don't even know why. Posted using SwiftKey on my LG G4 via the Android Central App
  • Why the hell do mobile OS's come and go so quickly? (this just dawned on me). I mean people ran XP for around 10 years before it died. I've been running W7 for three years. More to the point, my W7 laptop can move to and run W10 without issue (regardless of when that actually occurs). I though these smartphone thingies were basically mini computers? They sure seem a helluva lot more disposable than the desk and laptop variety. For such advanced gadgetry, it's pretty stupid they don't even have a 4-5 year useful life. Posted using SwiftKey on my LG G4 via the Android Central App
  • I think it's because Microsoft would typically overhaul the whole OS and you had to pay for an update. If people had to pay for updates to Android, I suspect the updates would have a longer shelf life. With Android the updates are more iterative it seems. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I hope the Active gets the update. Haven't even got the update for Samsung Pay yet. Posted via the GS6 Active, aka GS6 M.E. (Manly Edition)
  • I'm no fan of apple but this really an area that Apple has Google beat. Even the 4s is getting ios 9. The N4, N7 and N10 are like a year newer but are all passed over. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah but the 4s isnt getting the full capabilities that iOS 9 is suppose to provide. At least when your device gets updated with Google's latest code you get all the goodies unless your device's hardware is severely outdated. Also comparing Android updates to Apples, is truly a Apple & Orange comparison. Google's code goes toward thousands of different phones, while Apple has a max of 5 maybe when supporting their older devices. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Glad to see my Nexus 7 2013 is on the list. Love that damn thing and she still runs like a scalded dog baby! Posted with the Android Central App on my BlackBerry Q10 via Android runtime...
  • You forgot to mention the Android one series.. We are now getting the Marshmallow update
  • The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) has yet to get Lollipop, what makes you guys think it'll get Marshmallow? Was there a Galaxy Note 10.1 after that one that I missed that you're saying it will roll to?
  • I have a Nexus 6 soooooooooooo...................... Dam It's Feels Good To Be A Google Gangster
  • You mean alphabet gangster?...slow your role Elmo! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have a super-affordable Android-One device and I received AndroidM update today. Upgraded and everything works great! So much for high-end and flagship nonsense. Thanks Google!!
  • i own Galaxy S5 SM G900H (Octacore model) i run 5.0 , but yet samsung too lazy to push 5.1.1 for SM G900H / SM G900F (there most sale models of S5)
    alot know it take them time (tooo many devices) i just hope i get 5.1.1 before 6.0 , cuz they always push for SM G900F then SM G900H. And it's like spit to they face. we dont wanna get the 5.1.1 when note5 get 6.0... c'mon
  • What About Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005)? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can I update from 5.0 straight to Marshmallow? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I hope I will get 6.0 on my Zenfone2 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Does my phone lenovo a7000 gets marshmallow update.......??? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Xiaomi Mi4 hasn't even received Android 5.0 yet since MIUI 7 is not available for the public... I have it and do want Android 6.0, it seems to be shaping up real good Posted via the Android Central App
  • I know I'm gonna get Android 6.0 Marshmallow soon cos I have a Nexus 6. But seriously though Google should maybe rethink their update policy, if the iPhone 4S can gett iOS 9 them why couldn't the Nexus 4 and the Nexus, 7 (2012)have gotten Marshmallow? Posted via My Nexus 6
  • This is shitt...... I have nexus 4... Now what I do.... I want android 6... Posted via the Android Central App
  • My HTC One M7 and Nexus 7 2012 will not get Marshmallow. Maybe I should go with a company that supports their products for a longer time frame.
  • 3+ years? If you find one,let us know!
  • What the heck I have nexus 4 and won't get update (android m) ..... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Mr. Jerry, what is the big difference between the lollipop and the MM to be excited for.
  • As an owner of the OPO I can only wonder how long Cyanogen will give us an update and how many bugs it will carry. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nguyen Hong Phong Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wish Google would just push the update to my N6 already. I've hit the "check for updates" button no less than 10 times in the last 24 hours and still nothing. I guess I could flash it myself but I don't really have the time. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think Sony and HTC are full of hot air.
  • Why? Computerworld graded manufacturers on their Lollipop updates. HTC was second, being beaten by only Google. Theres no reason why they couldn't continue that going into Marshmallow.
    Sony, on the other hand did pretty poorly (D+) but last I've heard a lot of their phones that were never on their Lollipop list have in fact been updated to Lollipop. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2923622/android/android-upgrade-rep...
  • They'll definitely update the M9 and M8 but beyond that my confidence level is very low.
  • Great list and thank you for doing it. But I would put it more a list form factor and less of an article. Specifically, make it more clear which are guesses vs. which are confirmed.
  • What's the difference between:
    Motorola DROID Turbo
    and
    2014 Moto Turbo If I got one from Verizon, is it the 2014 Moto Turbo? Not that it matters since both will be getting the upgrade, but just curious. Thanks in advance.
  • Verizon pays for the Droid name so Droid Turbo is only Verizon. Moto Turbo is the same phone but gets sold elsewhere and unlocked.
  • I love that they've added Galaxy Note 10.1 , but is this the 2014 edition? Because i sitll haven't received Lollipop on my wifi version :<
  • I have the note pro, and I doubt it will see MM. I'm on LP because of ROM.
  • Yeah.... i hate having to root my tablet too :/... faaaaaak
  • Why won't my s6 edge do the update? It goes thru to the point where it powers off and back on then says it got interrupted when it doesn't get interrupted Posted via the Android Central App
  • My poor Nexus 4 Lollipop forever...................
  • So Lollipop is the end of the line for my 1st gen Moto X. That Sony Xperia Z5 Compact looks like my best hope now for one-handed Marshmallow. I will patiently await your review, Jerry. (Let's be honest: we all know Phil's gonna give it to Jerry to review.) Posted from my Moto X (2013) via the Android Central App
  • If Sammy updates the Tab S to 6.0 then I will get one soon. I am in need of a big tab since my Tab pro RIPed. I may even get a Note 10.1
  • You guys might want to clarify the note 10.1 on your Samsung list. The note 10.1 has 2 versions, one released in 2011, the other in 2013 (despite being named 2014 edition). Also, I doubt it will be getting the upgrade anyway, it's the same age as the note 3,probably too old.
  • Nice!!! Android M on the Note 4 coming to Canada summer 2016!! I'll hold my breath for sure! I love mosquito's too Posted via the Android Central App
  • My note 4 is still on 5.0 and we talking about 6.0 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just in case if Zenfone 2 doesn't get the update, there will be other Marshmallow roms right? Like cyanogenmod?
  • Is the z3v ever going to get 5.1??? I've been waiting forever !! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hello ... I am from Libya .... I want Samsung Note 4 N910H update 6.0 marshmllow Please Now ... Thank you Posted via the Android Central App
  • :( Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just don't get why Google can't just follow Apple's lead when it comes to updating existing Nexus devices. I'm from the UK and I'm still waiting for my OTA update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow for my Nexus 6. After all Google has only Nexus phones and tablets to worry about. Because when it comes to to control of their OS (even if it is inferior to Android) and security Apple has the advantage and even the most hardcore Android fanboy would admit that. Posted via My Nexus 6
  • Wouldn't the Sony Z Ultra GPE get its update from Google directly and not from Sony? The Z Ultra GPE was released December 2013 so it's less than 2 years old. Fingers crossed!
  • I have a Note 3 yeah I know its not the latest & greatest but just because its a little older I still think it should get the Marshmellow update.
  • i am getting sick and tired of android. No timely updates for devices and no support after 2 years? I spent good money on a Nexus 10, which is still an awesome tablet, only to get blown off by both Google and Samsuck. At least with overpriced Apple crap, everybody gets the same update at the same time and gets more than 2 year software support. These devices cost to much money to just eat it!
  • Don't forget T-Mobile US released a list of which devices are getting 6.0 - https://support.t-mobile.com/community/phones-tablets-devices/software-u...
  • Do you mean Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 from 2012 or the latest 2014 edition?
  • Lol the G Flex didn't even see lollipop, doubt it'll see Marshmallow *cries* sad because I got one February
  • I am using Lenovo a6000 plus mobile is marshmallow is available for my mobile
  • When my Samsung S 6 Edge updated to 5.1.1 lollipop ,update screwed up my phone, to the point Samsung took it back and sent me a new S 6 Edge still in the sealed factory box sent to me overnight express with return label to send mine back.
  • I'm not sure what happened my comment went before I touched send.?
    Don't matter, I was saying I'm not sure if I should update after what happened with the last update.
    But I don't think I have a choice? After the release of the update the phone will automatically update when it's sent out. I hope that is wrong hopefully I will have a choice to update or not.?