Android 6 Marshmallow update: when can I get it?

The Android 6.0 update is out now

Android Marshmallow

Update: Samsung is finally rolling out the Android M update to the Galaxy Note Edge. It's a large download at 1.5GB of data, but it comes with all the latest TouchWiz and Android Marshmallow features.

Android Marshmallow is here (for some). There are battery life improvements, greater app permission controls, standardized support for fingerprint scanners, more granular volume controls, USB-C support and new Google Now features, which are all part of a mix that makes this an exciting upgrade for users. But is your phone actually going to get it?

The release process for Android updates is more complicated than Apple's iOS updates, and just because an update has been launched that doesn't necessarily mean you'll have access to it.

In fact, you probably won't. It's down to device manufacturers, and in some countries the carriers too, who spend quite a bit of time with the new software before releasing it to their devices.

Android

If you own a Nexus device you're in luck, as not surprisingly Google's new software has landed on those first – and manufacturers like Motorola are generally better at getting updates out quickly. But other manufacturers are a little less predictable.

While many phones are still waiting on Marshmallow, we are already seeing the gentle roll out of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, with new emojis and a few little bug fixes bundled in for good measure.

To make the latest Android update less of a mystery, here's our constantly updated information on when it's likely to land on your phone.

Disclaimer: This article includes information for the rollout of Android Marshmallow software, but depending on region, mobile operator and carrier it can take longer than expected.

Google and Nexus

Nexus 6

Google has updated its Nexus range of products to Android Marshmallow. It includes the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and the whole range of Android One devices. The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P both launched with Android 6 on board.

The developers preview for Android 7 N is already out and you can download it on all the previously mentioned devices - apart from the Nexus 5.

Samsung

Galaxy S6

Samsung did a pretty good job of getting Android Lollipop on to its phones rapidly, but it has slowed things down considerably for the Marshmallow launch.

The Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 now have the update in most regions. Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge launched with Marshmallow pre-installed.

The latest phone to start getting the update is the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, with Android 6.0.1 coming to factory unlocked versions of the handset in Europe. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has been updated too, but just for those on T-Mobile in the US right now.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is getting the update in some markets now as well, but there's no guarantee it'll be on your version yet. There's still no word from Samsung whether the Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 3 will get the update.

As for tablets, the Galaxy Tab S2 is currently receiving the update to Android Marshmallow in both its 9.7 and 8.0-inch sizes. We expect the Galaxy Tab S and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 will get the Marshmallow software too, but there's no official word yet.

HTC

HTC One M9

The HTC 10 launched with Android 6, and the Marshmallow update has also widely rolled out to the HTC One M9 and HTC One M8, as well as the One A9 and One E9.

HTC also confirmed that it will be updating the HTC One M8s, HTC Desire Eye, HTC One M9+, HTC One ME, HTC One E8, HTC One M8 EYE, HTC Butterfly 3, HTC Desire 826, HTC Desire 820 and HTC Desire 816. It has taken a long time so far and HTC hasn't commented on when it'll be coming either.

Sony

Sony

Sony is faring much better, with the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z2 all seeing the Android 6 Marshmallow update.

Sony has also begun rolling the update out to the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and confirmed that it plans to bring Marshmallow to the Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia C4.

Both the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact will be missing out this time though.

LG

LG G4

LG hasn't shared any official details on its plans, but the LG G4 now has the update and the LG G5 launched with Android 6 software already installed. LG has also started rolling out the update for the LG V10 on T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T and to the LG G3 on T-Mobile and AT&T.

The LG G4c has started receiving the update too. We'd expect the LG G Flex 2 might get Marshmallow but there's no official word yet.