Google rolls out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Nexus devices

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Nexus owners, rejoice! Google has started rolling out the latest version of the most popular mobile operating system in the world, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, to select Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5 and 6 smartphones and Nexus 7 and 9 tablets, as earlier promised. The software update is also coming to the Android One phones like the Cherry Mobile One G1, Android’s VP of engineering said in a previous blog post.

An incremental upgrade over Android Lollipop, Marshmallow adds a few nice features to Android like Doze, battery-saving tweak, and Google Now on Tap, which brings you contextual information based on what you’re doing with your device. Native support for mobile payments (via Android Pay) and fingerprint sensors has been added as well.

Google has started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to select Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5 and 6 phones and Nexus 7 and 9 tablets.

If you haven’t received the over-the-air update yet, and you want it so badly, Android Headlines has put together a nice how-to on manually flashing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to your Nexus device. Note that the guide requires a bit of flashing know-how, so if you’re not familiar with any of the steps listed, you’re probably better off waiting for an OTA notification from Google. You don’t want to end up with a broken phone (aka an expensive paperweight), don’t you?

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.