Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates begin for select Nexus models

Google on Monday kicked off the week by releasing the latest version of its mobile software platform, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to Google, select smartphones and tablets will receive the software update.

Among the models seeing Marshmallow release are the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. Of course, the newly launched Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are running Android 6.0 out of the box. As has been the case with previous updates of this sort, the files will be delivered over the air. If you own one of these models, keep an eye on your notifications.

Key features included in the Android 6.0 software update include Google Now On Tap, smarter app permissions, longer lasting battery life, and enhanced security support coming by way of a fingerprint scanner. And, for those graduating from and older Android smartphone, the Marshmallow release makes it simple to transfer your account and set up the new model.

Looking ahead, Google plans to host an Android for Work Live online event on November 4. If you’re the type of user who brings your smartphone to work for actual work purposes, you may be interested in learning more about how Marshmallow helps here, too.

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