HTC One M9, HTC One M8, LG G4, LG G3 and LG G2 is confirmed to get the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware update soon. Samsung Galaxy Note 5, 4, Duos, S6, and Edge Plus will be receiving the new software update in early-2016.
Android has always been plagued with the issue of system updates. While nexus devices usually get the updates few days after the official release, handsets by other manufacturers have to wait for a few months to get the same. This was apparent from the rollout of last major update Android 5.0 Lollipop which many devices got after 2-4 months after the official release. Now that the latest version Android 6.0 Marshmallow is announced, we’ll tell you when your device will get that.
HTC One M9 and One M8
First on the list is One M8 and M9 from the HTC stable. According to the site Neurogadget, the HTC One M8 will receive the latest version ‘soon after’ the official release. The same has also been confirmed by Mo Versi, an HTC spokesperson. The new HTC One M9 will also get the latest update around the same time. Most probably, the company will skip the 5.1.1 update and jump straight to the latest and greatest.
LG G4, G3 and G2
LG hasn’t yet revealed the dates for the 5.1.1 Lollipop update for its G series smartphones – LG G2, G3 and G4. Most probably, the company will skip the Lollipop update and jump right to the Marshmallow 6.0 as the company has skipped updates previously too. What this means for the end-users is that they have to wait a little more to get the next update on their LG G Series smartphones.
The latest version of Android looks almost similar to Lollipop. So many people thought this would not be a major update and will be 5.2 instead of 6.0. But if you look under the hood, there are actually a couple of pretty great changes.
The first and biggest improvement is the permissions system in applications. Up until 5.0, users have to accept all the permissions an application asked for. The latest version will allow to manually allow permissions for apps. That way users will have a better idea about which applications are accessing what.
Another big feature is something called ‘doze’. The feature will cut all the background activities after the device is in sleep for a certain time. The feature will hopefully improve the battery life of Android devices.
There are many other changes also. The search engine giant released the third and final developer preview of the upcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow last month.