This time of the year is not just Nexus time but also signals the release of a new version of Android. This year Android 6.0 Marshmallow is set to be released and according to Canadian telco Telus, this will begin on October 5:
The timing of this release ties in nicely with the unveiling of the new Nexus phones next week on the 29th of September. In recent years the release of the OS update has occurred at around the same time as the availability to the public of the new Nexus phone. This leads us to suspect that the Nexus phones will be available to purchase and ship within mere days of the Nexus announcement. When Australians will be able to purchase is unknown with recent years not being friendly to Nexus consumers from down under.
Why Google is releasing close to a month earlier than usual this year is known and subject to pure speculation. Some suspect that it may be because Marshmallow is not as much of an update compared with the KitKat to Lollipop update and thus is ready earlier.
This is all part of the fever pitch excitement that is building steadily coming up to next week’s Nexus announcement. Be sure to check out Ausdroid next week for Nexus news as it happens.