Android 6.0 Marshmallow spreads to Android One phones

Google got the ball rolling on Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates yesterday, starting with factory images, and proceeding to OTA updates for the company’s own Nexus devices. We’ve already taken a look at what those updates have to offer, and heard a bit about plans from various Android manufacturers about their own Marshmallow update schedules. While most of us will be waiting a while before Marshmallow is ready to hit our handsets, there’s one group of users beyond owners of Nexus models who are about to see their own Android 6.0 updates descend, as Android One starts getting its own access to Marshmallow.

We’ve really seen the Android One initiative take off over the past few weeks, expanding to offer its near-stock, eminently affordable handsets to users in more nations than ever before. And while the variety of devices means that not everyone will necessarily see Marshmallow land all at once, the use of hardware standards means that these updates can head out faster than many of us stuck with carrier phones here in the States might have ever thought possible.

Right now, we’re getting reports of Marshmallow updates hitting Android One handsets from multiple manufacturer, in at least two nations: India and the Philippines. That bodes well for rapid Android 6.0 distribution elsewhere, though we’ve yet to receive confirmation from every market served by Android One.

Source: XDA-developers forums
Via: Android Police

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