The big rollout of Android 6.0 begins today, with Google advising that Marshmallow is now available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player.
It’s a decent release as far as Factory Images go with Android 6.0.0 (MRA58K) available for all listed devices including the LTE versions of the Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 (2013) on the Factory Images page. Binaries too have been released for the Nexus device listed on the developers page for those who want to start building their own ROMs once the source is available on Google Source.
If you’re interested in flashing the factory image to your device, you should be able to download the image, remove the ‘-w’ from the FlashAll.bat script and that should remove the wipe on the user data.
The rollout via Over-The-Air (OTA) update will begin today, though Google does advise there will be a delay for users with the rollout done in stages and of course possible delays with carriers (Telstra, we’re looking at you):
The Nexus update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow occurs in stages and some carriers will receive the update later than others.
The big push on the Marshmallow feature release is Now On Tap, their new contextual assistant that’s aware of what’s happening on your phone and can help you do certain tasks. Doze, which should increase your battery life by going into a deep sloeep mode when the screen switches off. Individual App Permissions that allow you to deny permission to certain functions for apps. Fingerprint security implementation and a new setup wizard which Google says will even work with your Android TV and Tablet:
On Lollipop, Android made it easier to set up your new phone from your old one, migrating your apps and app data. With Android Marshmallow, you can breeze through setup on your Android TV or tablet too. Say “OK Google, set up my device” from your phone and you’ll quickly be up and running. For TV, we’ll even transfer over your Wi-Fi passwords.
To read even more about features in Marshmallow, head over to the Android.com/marshmallow mini-site.