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Android Marshmallow Release Date And Features: What You Need To Know

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Excited for the new update from Android? Then it?s time to ready your Android smartphones as the latest OS will be arriving very soon.

Since summer, Google has been testing the Android Marshmallow (also dubbed as Android M) and chances are, you might have seen the developer previews of it with its final preview released went online last August 15. Now Google has announced that Android Marshmallow will start its rollout on October 5 in North America and October 6 for the UK, however these can be available for Nexus users.

The new Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 will have the latest Android version available once they are unveiled at any time this week, some sources even stated that these new smartphones will be available for preorder on October 13 and possible become available in the retail market around November. And speaking of smartphones, only the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or Nexus Player will be able to get the Android M this October, while the rest of the latest smartphones will have to wait a bit longer, possibly around late 2015 or early 2016. There is even a confirmed Google event later which is possibly be announcing the new Nexus smartphones and the release of Android Marshmallow.

As for the Android M, here are some features that might get you interested about it. The overall design look will still have similarities with the recent Android 5X Lollipop, like with the notification visuals. There is even the improve volume controls where it is much easier to change any volume without digging deeper in the controls, you can even turn the volume down past the vibrating option to be total silent. It will also introduce the Now on Tap feature for Google Now, by press and holding the home button, this lets you open up a new frame with more options, like you are Googling a certain page when you hold the Home button.

We can learn more on the Android Marshmallow once it becomes available for the new Nexus smartphones and during the upcoming Google event today.

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