Android Marshmallow updates for existing Nexus models get an ETA

Tomorrow’s shaping up to be a big one for Google, and beyond bringing us the first official look at the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, we’re expecting to see a lot more of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new Nexus phones will understandable ship with Marshmallow, but what about existing Nexus models? We’ve already heard that Google could be relatively generous with its support this time around, bringing Marshmallow to even older models like the Nexus 7, and now a new rumor fills us in on just when those updates could land – while also confirming a few devices that won’t make it past Lollipop.

Reportedly, Android 6.0 Marshmallow will hit the AOSP on October 5, alongside updates for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and second-gen Nexus 7. That October 5 date was already one we saw associated with a carrier leak, and now it picks up secondary support.

On the downside, that means no Marshmallow for Nexus models like the Nexus 4, first-gen Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. Given their age, we can hardly be surprised, and it’s a small miracle the newer Nexus 7 is making the journey like it is, considering it passed its two-year birthday a couple months back.

Source: Android Police

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