At its event last week Google said that it will release Android 6.0 Marshmallow today and that’s precisely what it has done, if you like to manually flash updates then you certainly won’t be waiting for the over-the-air release. Factory images of Android 6.0 Marshmallow have been released for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player, the files are readily available for download online.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow was announced earlier this year and since then Google kept releasing new developer previews as work continued on the update to ensure that everything would work as expected when it was eventually released to the public.
It was at its event last week when Google confirmed precisely when it’s going to release Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and that’s today. Over-the-air release might take some time to roll out across all markets but the beauty of a Nexus device is that it’s very easy to jump on the latest update by simply flashing the factory image.
The process might be a bit daunting for people who have no experience with it in the past but it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to learn the process by watching many of the videos on this topic available on YouTube.
If you own a carrier-branded version of an Android device from some other OEM, you just might have to wait for a while before Marshmallow arrives for your handset.