Search engine giant Google has released the factory images of the latest Android 6.0 series Marshmallow to select Nexus series devices.
As of now, Android 6.0 Marshmallow (build number: MRA58K) has been made available to Motorola Nexus 6, LG Nexus 5, Asus Nexus 7 (2013), HTC Nexus 9 and Nexus Player.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with native support for fingerprint sensor input, leaner and faster Chrome browser, Now on Tap feature, security feature, new contextual assistance feature, Google Photos and Auto back-up from where all app's user-data (less than 25MB) will automatically be stored in Google Drive. Power saving feature has also been incorporated in the Android Marshmallow to extend battery life.
With factory images released, the company will soon roll-out the same update via OTA (Over-The-Air) to the Nexus series smartphones.
[Disclaimer: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of manual software installation of Android devices. If the installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the device getting bricked or may even lead to the device being permanently irreparable. IBTimes India cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if devices get bricked. Hence users are advised to proceed with caution or just wait for a day or two to install new software with very less effort via OTA].
Here are the details of the software update released to Nexus devices:
|Models||Device Type||Android build-number and version||Factory image download link|
|Motorola Nexus 6 (aka Shamu)||GSM/LTE||Android 6.0 Marshmallow (MRA58K)||Link|
|HTC TCHTNexus 9 (aka volantisg)||LTE||Android 6.0 Marshmallow (MRA58K)||Link|
|HTC Nexus 9 (aka Volantis)||Wi-Fi||Android 6.0 Marshmallow (MRA58K)||Link|
|LG-Google Nexus 5 (aka hammerhead)||GSM/LTE||Android 6.0 Marshmallow (MRA58K)||Link|
|Asus-Google Nexus 7 (aka razor)||Wi-Fi||Android 6.0 Marshmallow (MRA58K)||Link|
|Asus-Google Nexus 7 (aka razorg)||LTE||Android 6.0 Marshmallow (MRA58K)||Link|
|Nexus Player (aka fugu)||Set-top box||Android 6.0 Marshmallow (MRA58K)||Link|