Android 6.0.1 Coming Today for Nexus Devices

Android 6.0.1 Coming Today for Nexus Devices

There are very few things that Android is behind the times on these days. They’ve caught up to iOS in everything else, including 64 bit support, native fingerprint scanning, guided access, and other recent updates, but there’s one thing missing: Unicode 8 support. Today, Google will release Android 6.0.1 which will resolve just that. The update will come to Nexus devices first, as always. Of course, it will keep to the Google tradition of pushing…

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the 2013 Nexus 7

Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the 2013 Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 is a bit of a cult classic. There’s always a rumor floating around that Google is going to make another one, despite the fact that they now make a 6″ Nexus phone. Even iOS fans love the Nexus 7. It was the $200 alternative to buying a $500 iPad. There were plenty of iPhone/Nexus 7 users. But the Nexus 7’s day has come and gone. Many are saying that Android 6.0 Marshmallow…

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How To Flash Android 6.0 Marshmallow

How To Flash Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Today, Google made the factory images for Android 6.0 Marshmallow available for Nexus devices. If you want to play it safe and wait for the OTA, you’re probably going to be waiting weeks. Flashing an Android image is super easy, especially on a Nexus device. You can use this tutorial for installing the image on your Nexus or for flashing any other image on any other phone.

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Android Marshmallow Images for Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, and Player Now Available

Android Marshmallow Images for Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, and Player Now Available

If you’re an Android fan or even just a Nexus owner, you’re well aware that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is rolling out this week. Well, if you’re in a hurry, the images are now available if you wish to flash them. If you want to wait for the OTA, you might be waiting a little while. Only 1% of Android devices get the update within the first week. Assuming there’s no major problems, another 25% get…

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow will Roll Out to Nexus Devices Next Week

Android 6.0 Marshmallow will Roll Out to Nexus Devices Next Week

We’ve done quite a bit of work on reviewing the Android M and Android 6.0 Marshmallow developer previews. Today, Google announced that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will begin rolling out to Nexus devices next week. Of course, Android Marshmallow will come in staged rollouts, which means that only about 1% of Nexus devices will receive the update next week and only another 25% will receive the update in the following week. Of course, you can always…

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Hands On with Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview 3

Hands On with Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview 3

Yesterday, Google made it official. The next version of Android will be Android 6.0 Marshmallow. At the same time, they released the third and final developer preview. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow developer preview is only available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player, as well as some AOSP previews available for Sony smart phones; however, the final release will be available for more models. I decided to have a quick look…

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Android M is Officially Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android M is Officially Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Yea, OK. I guess this is a thing now. Remember back in the Gingerbread days, as well as the Ice Cream Sandwich/Jellybean/KitKat days, they would go a couple years between whole number upgrades to Android? I guess not anymore. There are three major stories here. One is that Android M officially stands for Android Marshmallow. Another is that the final developer preview was released today for Nexus 5, 6, 9, and Player. Finally, that Android…

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Nexus 9 with Android M Video Review

Nexus 9 with Android M Video Review

For the second time, I am reviewing the Nexus 9. I reviewed the LTE model when it first came out. It was pretty bad. I had heard that the Wi-Fi only model was better. Now, I’ve finally got my hands on a Wi-Fi only Nexus 9. Of course, I installed Android M Developer Preview on it. That was pretty bad. The actual review of the Nexus 9 running Android M will be at the bottom….

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Hands On with Android M Developer Preview 2

Hands On with Android M Developer Preview 2

As you may or may not have heard, Google released a second Android M developer preview. This is actually the third hands on video with Android M. The first one was the one where I poked fun at how Android updates don’t get new features and they only get “under the hood” changes. The second one was where I showed the actual under the hood changes and actually ate my words a bit. Now, it’s…

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Hands On with Android M Part 2: Performance Improvements

Hands On with Android M Part 2: Performance Improvements

By Rich W Woods A couple days ago, I posted a hands on video with the Android M developer preview. I pointed out that, as with all Android updates, there are really no new features. As Android fans love to point out, it’s all “under the hood”. Even though I said it in the video, people still seemed to want a video where I show those “under the hood” performance improvements. For this video, I…

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