Although there hasn't yet been any official confirmation to this, reports suggest that the Galaxy J3 (2016) and the Galaxy S5 mini will receive their Android M updates sooner than later. In fact, the update has been due for a while now as the versions released in the US and South Korea were launched with Android Marshmallow 6.0 right out of the box.
The Galaxy S5 Mini was released way back in 2014 and back then, it was launched with Android KitKat 4.4.2 inside. It was upgraded to Lollipop 5.1.1 by Samsung in 2015 but there is one more major upgrade that the handset is entitled to. According to one of SamMobile's reports, the Marshmallow firmware for the S5 mini was seen at the Wi-Fi Alliance recently.
All its major smartphones from 2014 - 2016 have either been already updated to Android 6.0.1 by the Korean OEM or is in the process being updated, but one cannot help but feel that some of them are arriving a bit later than they should have. The Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A8 are some of the other models that are still awaiting an upgrade to Marshmallow and hopefully, that wait won't stretch much longer than it already has.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
It seems Verizon has been developing Android Marshmallow update in the background. They are rolling out the latest version of Marshmallow for the LG G3 and flagship G4, as well as HTC's One M9 devices. Those where were eagerly waiting for this update can now enjoy the new Android flavor.
The Over the Air notification will connect with your device within a few more days. Then you'll be able to continue with the install. As usual your device needs to have at least 50 percent of full charge, and Wi-Fi connection is always recommended. Apart from that you should also keep a backup of your important data. This is a good way to avoid data loss if anything goes wrong while updating the smartphone.
There is an option to get the update manually.To go ahead with this, open up the Settings app on the LG G3 or G4, then browse through the following:
About Phone → Update Center → System Updates → Check for Update. In case of the HTC One M9, use the following steps: Settings → System Updates → HTC software update → Check Now.
Following Verizon, today T-Mobile is also about to release Marshmallow support to users of the HTC One M9. But, there is no info as of now on whether it's still on track. T-Mobile's LG G4 Marshmallow upgrade was initiated few week back, while the G3 is still in the waiting list.
Apparently smartphone makers are planning to ship the Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates to their devices and these news are getting leaked. Yesterday we came across an alleged roadmap for Lenovo, and before that day HTC's plans also got out, and now according to a post by SamsungViet.vn, Samsung's plans are also leaked as well.
12 devices have been mentioned in that list and those are ones which will receive the update in Q1 2016, and with four more slated to receive the update in Q2 2016. We're not quite sure if this list is final and the devices mentioned in the list are the ones are the confirmed for now.
Anyway it lists devices like the Galaxy Note 5, Note Edge, Note 4, Note 4 Duos, S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, S6, S6 Duos, S5, S5 Neo, and the S5 LTE-A as being the handsets that will receive the update in Q1 2016. The Galaxy Alpha, Tab A, Tab S2 9.7, and the Tab S2 8.0 are supposed to receive the update in Q2 2016.
It's difficult to confirm the authenticity of the list but it does seem to be in accordance with another leaked plan from November. It is also in sync with an earlier report in August that said Samsung devices would get the update in 2016.
Android users across the world are probably eagerly waiting for roll out of the Android 6 Marshmallow update for their smartphones. While many OEMs are yet to officially confirm the dates, they have listed the devices which will be getting the latest OS update from Google.
It is currently pre-packaged with few smartphones like Google Nexus 5X, Google Nexus 6P and HTC One A9. The LG G4 users from Poland and South Korea have got upgraded to Android 6.0. Here is the status update of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for smartphones from different brands.
The Marshmallow update is scheduled to be rolled out to Samsung devices like the Galaxy Note 5 in the next month and In January 2016, the update will be shipped for Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 Edge and S6 handsets. In February 2016, the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge are supposed to receive it. By the end of April 2016 this update will be available for the Galaxy S5.
As Android M has been rolled out for LG G4 users in certain regions, it is expected that this update will be available for other device across the globe. In Poland update will be received by Dec. 16 or 18. It's quite likely that the newly released LG V10 and LG Class phones will also get the update soon.
We can see from the chart released by HTC that the HTC One M9 and M8 will get the update by the end of 2015.
Other handsets that are eligible to receive the upgrade are - One M9+, One E9+, One E9, One ME, One E8, One M8 Eye, Butterfly 3, Desire 826, Desire 820 and Desire 816. Exact timeframe is yet to be released.
The Moto X Pure Edition (2015), Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto G (2015), Moto X Pure Edition (2014), Moto X (2014), Moto G (2014), Moto G LTE (2014), Droid Turbo, Moto MAXX (2014), and Moto Turbo (2014) are the device that are officially approved by Motorola to avail the Android 6.0 update. This list will also include the newly released Droid Turbo 2 and Droid MAXX 2.
Sony is yet to release any official timeframe to release the Marshmallow update for its smartphones. However, it has revealed that the smartphones like Android 6.0: Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium, Z5 Compact, Z3+, Z3 Compact, Z2, M5, C5 Ultra, C4 and M4 Aqua will also get the update.
According to a tweet from the usually reliable leakster @LlabTooFeR. Google seems to have presumably started the rollout of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for its Android One range of smartphones.
Early reports indicate that Android 6.0.1 does not really bring anything new. The update probably only contains some bug fixes and stability improvements.
According to AndroidBeat, Cherry Mobile G1 smartphone in the Philippines is among the first Android One devices to receive the Android 6.0.1 update.