They say at least a couple of Samsung phones will begin their over-the-air Android 6.0 rollouts by the end of the year, and HTC has also confirmed the One M8 and M9 won’t be left in the lurch until 2016. Meanwhile, Moto X 2014 and X Style users in a few international markets are already feasting on Marshmallow goodies, with LG struggling to spread the love beyond its homeland for the G4.

Narrowly behind these road-openers, BlackBerry and OnePlus should deliver their own silky smooth software packages in the early stages of next year, which isn’t so very bad. It’s not ideal, but it’s an adequate turnaround, especially when talking OEMs with just one or three Android devices under their belts.

What might be a little disappointing at the upgrade schedule of one of China’s fastest mobile growers is a possible holdup for the recently unveiled OnePlus X. Co-founder Carl Pei says his company is hard at work on the mid-ranger’s Marshmallow port, but no time frame can be provided at the moment.

Translation – this will likely follow in the footsteps of the older OnePlus One and 2, both of which are due for updates between January and March. Otherwise put, spring may come before Android 6.0 does for the X.

Last year’s flagship shall see its OxygenOS “community build” refreshed “when time allows”, whereas the OnePlus 2 is to incorporate the “standard Marshmallow API for the fingerprint sensor” instead of a proprietary implementation. That’s all we know so far, but we’ll definitely keep an ear to the ground in trying to find out more about 6.0 customization and optimization.

Source: OnePlus Forums

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