It’s time for Nexus devices to receive Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the newest version of Google’s mobile OS which brings a large number of fresh emoji to the table. Along with that, some interface changes for tablets and of course security patches have also made their way into this update.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow features system-wide support for Unicode 8 emoji, but there’s ethnically diverse emoji are still nowhere to be seen. If you wish to make use of the newly arrived emoji with your Google Keyboard app, you’ll need to wait until an update for the same arrives via the Play store.
Ars Technica has compiled a comprehensive list of the new emoji which have been included in this minor Marshmallow update. Another small tweak which has come our way through this release applies only to tablets. The navigation buttons for these devices aren’t centered anymore, making it easier for users to access them on their large screens.
Back when the Do Not Disturb functionality was introduced for Android, it had an ‘until next alarm’ option in the menu which allowed you to enable it. The 6.0 Marshmallow release had for some reason taken away this particular choice, but the 6.0.1 update has brought it back now.
Aside from all this, security patches also find their way into this software. This means there won’t be a different December security update for the OS.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow can be grabbed in the form of factory images right now for all the Nexus devices out there. If you’re not adept at flashing, we’ll advise you to wait for the OTA rollout which will take place in the coming days.