With the impending reveal of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X looming on the horizon, Google has revealed that the latest version of its mobile operating system, dubbed Marshmallow, will begin rolling out on October 5.
Last week Canadian carrier Telus accidentally leaked information indicating Android M would be coming to the Nexus 6 and 5 on October 5th, although the posting was quickly pulled from the company’s website after MobileSyrup drew attention to it.
Android Marshmallow is coming to the Nexus 5, 6, 7 and 9. Unfortunately, the Nexus 4 and the 2012 Nexus 7 will be stuck on Google’s Lollipop operating system. While the Nexus 4 and 7 are likely powerful enough to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google probably decided it wasn’t worth the time or effort to support a device released back in 2012.
Similar to the rollout of most of Google’s past Android updates, it’s expected over the air updates for Marshmallow will take some time.