Google’s highly anticipated Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS is all geared up for a widespread launch, but the question on everyone’s mind is what is its exact release date? The rollout is set to begin on October 5, according to a Canadian network operator named Telus.
The Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6 will of course be the first devices to receive the software. Their successors, the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P will come pre-installed with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, and will be unveiled by Google on September 29. There’s still no word on when they will actually be made available for purchase.
The newest version of Android brings with it a host of backend changes that are aimed towards making the experience of using the OS a more convenient one. For the security conscious, the iOS-like facility to dictate app permissions has been added, while fingerprint scanning is now natively supported and why not; both the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P will come with fingerprint readers on their backs.
The new Marshmallow version of Google’s OS even brings with it better battery management features and a special Doze attribute which identifies with the help of sensors that the phone is not being used and limits the background activities of apps to save power. Other than that, there’s Google Now on Tap which was only recently added to the M Preview 3. It makes the already useful service more contextually aware than ever before.
The image right above, shows an update timetable released by Telus (via Mobile Syrup) which clearly says that the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6 will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow on October 5. Other Google-made products are bound to receive it on days to follow.