Android Marshmallow
Several Samsung and Sony smartphones are among those that will soon receive Android M as an over-the-air updateGoogle

Technology giant Google unveiled the much-expected Android 6.0 a.k.a Android M Marshmallow during its IO 2015 Conference. The newest Android OS iteration is confirmed to hit a host of smartphones as an automatic over-the-air (OTA) update. New OTA notifications for Android are currently available for older Nexus 5,6, 7 (2013) and 9 users across the world.

Besides older Nexus devices, handsets of other brands are also in line to receive Android 6.0 as an OS update, rather than as an unofficial custom ROM. To offer users of smartphones (other than Nexus) clarity on the rollout of Android 6.0, IBTimes UK has compiled a list of non-Nexus handsets confirmed to soon receive the newest version of Android. Owners of these devices can check their handsets and let us know about the status of rollout. This list includes:

Samsung

  • Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Galaxy S6 Duos
  • Galaxy Note 4 Duos
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy Note Edge
  • Galaxy Alpha
  • Galaxy Tab A
  • Galaxy S5 (rumoured)

Sony

  • Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Xperia Z5
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet
  • Xperia Z3 Plus
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Xperia Z3
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Xperia Z2
  • Xperia C5 Ultra
  • Xperia M5
  • Xperia C4
  • Xperia M4 Aqua
  • Xperia Z1 Compact (rumoured)
  • Xperia Z1 (rumoured)
  • Xperia Z Ultra (rumoured)
  • Xperia Z

LG

  • LG G4
  • T-Mobile-driven LG G4
  • T-Mobile-driven LG G3
  • T-Mobile-driven LG G Stylo
  • LG G Flex 2 (rumoured)
  • LG G Pad 10.1 (rumoured).

Motorola

  • 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
  • Motorola Moto X play 2015
  • Motorola Moto G (2015)
  • Motorola Moto X Style (2015)
  • Motorola Droid Turbo
  • Motorola MAXX
  • Motorola Turbo
  • Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (2014) specific to the US
  • Motorola Moto X (2014) specific to Europe, Asia and Latin America
  • Motorola Moto G (2014)
  • Motorola Moto G (2014) LTE.

HTC

  • HTC One M9 Plus
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One E9 Plus
  • HTC one E9
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC One ME
  • HTC One M8 EYE
  • HTC Butterfly 3
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire 816

Apart from this list, a host of Xiaomi smartphones could also receive Android 6.0, albeit via unofficial custom ROM. Owners of smartphones such as Xiaomi Mi 4i, Mi 4, Note Pro, Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 4G can install TWRP recovery suite within their handsets.