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Android Marshmallow: List of Smartphones Expected to Get Google's 6.0 OS [Update]

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Google Officially Announces Android 6.0 Marshmallow; Key Features to Know

Google Officially Announces Android 6.0 Marshmallow; Key Features to KnowAndroid via Twitter

Update:

We have updated the tabular column at the bottom with confirmed list of Android devices, which are getting the new Marshmallow update. Do check it out if your device is one of the lucky ones to taste the Google's new sugar treat flavored mobile OS.

Original story:

Early this week, Google officially named its 2015 mobile OS series Android M as v6.0 Marshmallow.

On 17 August, Google's Android development team commenced the release of the official final Developer Preview update along with Android 6.0 SDK (Software Development Kit) to programmers.

The search engine giant is expected to roll out the final public version with the rumoured LG's Nexus 5 (2015) aka Bullhead and Huawei Nexus aka Angler late September or early October.

Once the devices are released, the company is expected to deploy the new OS to its previous generation Nexus, and later release it to devices of Google's OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partners such as Motorola, Sony, Samsung, HTC, Asus, among others.

So far, HTC is the only company which has confirmed that the new update will be released to the One M8. Samsung has vaguely indicated the new Galaxy S6 series will be the first among the Galaxy S series to get Google's newest sugar-treat update.

Also read: Google Officially Announces Android 6.0 Marshmallow; Key Features

To provide a better perspective, we have a listed the flagship smartphones, which are mostly like to get the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Google Nexus series:

One of the main perks of owning a Nexus series is the satisfaction of getting the latest updates before owners of other branded phones get it. 

We are certain that the Google LG Nexus 5 (2013), the Motorola Nexus 6 (2014) and also the Google Edition series of Samsung, Sony and HTC devices will also get the update, shortly after the release of  v6.0 Marshmallow.  

There is a possibility that Google might ditch the Nexus 4; since the final developer preview Android M firmware hasn't been released to the 2012 device. As of now, it is only available to the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6 [ ].

Google Android One series:

Android One series are an official affiliate of Google, so they will be one of the first smartphones to get the latest update. But this myth was busted last year, because Google took almost three months to release the update to Android One series- Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream Uno and Karbonn Sparkle V in India. The good thing was that the company released the latest 5.1 Lollipop, directly skipping three incremental updates (5.0, 5.0.1 and 5.0.2).

But things are about to change as Google is making arrangements to ensure there is no delay this time. Two weeks ago, it released second generation Android One series Lava Pixel V1 in India, followed by Infinix Hot 2 launch a few days ago in Africa (Ghana, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Kenya and Morocco).

Google is expected to roll out Android M to Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream UNO, Karbonn Sparkle V, new Lava Iris Pixel V1, Nexian Journey One (Indonesia) and other Android One series launched in South East Asian markets and Africa.

Motorola:

Google's former mobile division, Motorola, has a good reputation of promptly releasing the new update without much tweaks as soon as it gets hold of Google's Android OS source code.

Motorola will release the new Android M starting with Moto X Style (aka Pure Edition in US), Moto X Play, Moto X (2014), Droid Turbo (aka Moto Turbo in India), Moto G (2nd and 3rd Gen) by the end of December 2015 or early 2016.

Lenovo:

Motorola's parent company, Lenovo, is expected to release the Android M update to K3 Note, Vibe Shot and to the recently unveiled ZUK Z1.

HTC:

This year, HTC launched a slew of top-end devices, including One M9, One M9 Plus, E9, E9 Plus. All the devices are certain to get the new Marshmallow update.

Last month, a HTC One M8 owner, on Twitter candidly asked HTC US head, Mo Versi, whether the company will release the new Android M series to his device. To his surprise, Versi confirmed that the device will indeed get new OS update.

HTC One M8 confirmed to get Android M updateMo Versi via Twitter

For the uninitiated, all HTC flagship smartphones come with HTC Advantage support, which guarantees special one-time after-sale service discount and two-year Android OS support.

So, the HTC One M7 (2013) and some mid-range and budget Desire series phones, including those released in mid-2014, will not get the update.

Samsung:

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