At their Nexus event this morning, Google spoke a lot about the coming update. The features have been talked about by Scott earlier this morning, but include great animations, improved lockscreen and app drawer which surfaces your most recent apps, the awesome power-saving Doze feature and more – all of which you can check out on the Android Marshmallow micro-site.
So, when can you play with Marshmallow? Well, if you want to purchase a Nexus 5X or 6P, it looks like maybe mid-October you’ll be able to purchase one from the Google Store starting at $659 for the Nexus 5X or $899 for the Huawei 6P. If you have a Nexus phone or tablet already, you might be getting a surprise next week, with Dave Burke Senior Engineering Director, Android announcing that the rollout will begin next week to the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player as Over-The-Air update. You can watch Dave announce it right here:
For owners of the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 10, unfortunately the devices (though technically still capable), won’t receive the update. Keep an eye out for the OTA file to arrive in the coming week.