Each new generation of Nexus smartphone has also been accompanied by a new Google Android update. With the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P set to make their official debut next week, we had to wonder when Android 6.0 Marshmallow would be pushed out to older Nexus devices. Thanks to Telus accidentally spilling the beans, it seems we now know the date when the new Android will be pushed out to our old Androids.

Posted to the Telus software release schedule (and subsequently removed), the date of October 5th has been designated as to when the LG Nexus 5 of 2013 and the Motorola Nexus 6 of last year will be getting the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The release schedule refers to the software update’s old codename, Android M, but we now it’s all about the squishy white treat. And remember that the Nexus 6 can still be had for just $350.


If history is any indication and if these dates are to be believed, then the last two generations of Nexus smartphones will be able to enjoy the wonders of Android 6.0 Marshmallow before folks who order the new Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P. Looking at last year, the Nexus 6 didn’t become available for purchase until two weeks after its announcement and, even then, it didn’t ship until a couple weeks after that.

Should Google decide to follow a similar schedule with these new Nexus devices, then consumers won’t get their hands on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P until some time toward the end of October. This would mean that people like me, who own a two-year-old Nexus 5, will be able to enjoy Android 6.0 Marshmallow about three weeks before our trend-setting, early-adopting counterparts.

Of course, how long it takes for Marshmallow to make its way onto all the other Android devices from all the other manufacturers (and carriers) will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Depending on what you have, it could be a while (or never at all).

Via Mobilesyrup

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