Google starts rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates (only to Android One handsets for now)

Google starts rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates (only to Android One handsets for now)
Owners of select Android One smartphones have reportedly started receiving an official update that brings Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to their devices. As you may know, Android One handsets are mainly sold in developing markets (by local companies). Thus, we're not surprised to find out that the first smartphone to get Android 6.0.1 is the Cherry Mobile G1 - a device that's available in the Philippines.

It's not clear exactly what Android 6.0.1 is bringing, but it's definitely a minor update, likely including bug fixes. What we can say is that this isn't related to Google's monthly security updates, since the November security patch has already been released - without changing the Android version number (all recent Nexus devices, including the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, still run Android 6.0).

HTC ROM developer @LlabTooFeR has it that, after 6.0.1, Google is planning to roll out Android 6.1 Marshmallow, though this is expected to happen starting next year. Needless to say, Android 6.1 should be a more important update compared to 6.0.1.

sources: Reddit, @LlabTooFeR via Android Beat



1. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Why are those one devices getting the update earlier than Google's own nexus series??

2. WPX00

Posts: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Maybe perhaps the Android one devices need the bug fixes more than the Nexus do. The slower processor mean bugs will be more apparent than on the Nexus?

4. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

because ,the people who are using these handsets doesn't like to have any problems with their device and so google is fixing the problems as soon as possible

9. inertiatic

Posts: 34; Member since: May 29, 2012

Maybe Google is covertly using low end phones to test the update, before sending it to the higher end Nexus phones.

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

6.0 wasn't long released too...

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Who gives a s**t. It's just a number and this is a perfect example of not requiring the latest update. OEMs should just remove what Android version it runs and just list what version skin it runs. Problem solved, isheep have no more ammo.

6. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

The only bug that I've noticed is the torch timeout bug which stops your camera from working until you reboot the phone. Lollipop had the same bug.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I have not experienced this bug before... though I have been using KitKat up until about two month s ago so maybe I haven't had enough time to experience it yet.

8. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

As if, this is news. Barely anyone has Marshmallow yet (6.0) and here we have articles about a bug fix update, LOL.

10. kizanko

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Awh I was hoping this was going to be the Emoji update lol, awh well have to wait a little longer. :)

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