Last week, a heads-up arrived that Android emoji fans were in for a big treat, with support for a bunch of new symbols about to hit Nexus devices. Google told us it was nearly ready to land, but kept us in the dark as to a precise date. It turns out that today’s the day, as Google flips the switch on Android 6.0.1, making the release available to all Nexus devices currently on Marshmallow.
That’s right: Android 6.0.1 factory images are available for download now for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9, and Nexus 7 2013 – hell, even the Nexus Player.
So far, all we know about this release is that it includes that promised boatload of new emoji, and that on-screen navigation buttons are moved around on tablets, concentrating them towards screen corners. We also see the return of an old feature, as do-not-disturb settings get back their “until next alarm” option.
There’s no word yet if this release includes some of the Nexus fixes we’ve heard have been in the pipeline, but we’ll update this post if we get confirmation.
Be on the lookout for your OTA update soon, or hit up the source link for factory image downloads if you simply can’t wait.
Update: With this release, older Nexus hardware picks up the double-tap-power-for-camera trick from the new Nexus phones.