Expect Android 6.0 Marshmallow on legacy Nexus devices next week
Google’s Nexus event has just finished, and the company made sure it didn’t disappoint. Not only did we find ourselves with a new batch of powerful Nexus devices to choose from, whether you’re on a budget or not, but we also saw Google announce a major update to its Google Chromecast, in addition to its software services. For those of us already rocking a Nexus, software updates are definitely what we care about most right now, and we also received information that.
Google has just announced that it’ll be pushing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the existing Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player next week. It seems the company is returning to its roots of giving Nexus users the benefit of new software as early as possible, and not as we’ve seen over the last two years where software updates would have to wait for the new Nexus smartphone to launch first. Android 6.0 Marshmallow retains most of the visual elements that we know with Lollipop, but with major performance enhancements, Google Now On Tap, and more.
Expect our full hands-on coverage of these updates as soon as they land on our review units next week.