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Google's latest Android M (Marshmallow) OS update, which is confirmed to hit a number of smartphones manufactured by popular brands such as HTC, LG and Samsung, could entirely skip seeding to prominent smartphones belonging to the Asus Zenfone family. The handsets include the more recent Zenfone 4, 5 and 6.

According to a report published in The Android Soul, that quotes an internal Asus forum member, the Taiwan-based company has not begun work on seeding Android M as an OS update to the Zenfone 4, 5 and 6 smartphones. The apparent reason cited is these devices fall into the first-gen Asus smartphones category and hence ineligible for receiving the newest Android OS update.

All three Asus Zenfones, the Zenfone 4, 5 and 6, were released in 2014 and are currently up for purchase. The Android Soul, quoting the Asus forum member, also expresses apprehensions with regard to Android M seeding to next-gen Asus Zenfones such as the Zenfone 2 range of smartphones.

Asus's Zenfone 2 smartphones have received the Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS update. Therefore, owners of the smartphone can still expect Android M OS update, but comparatively later than other smartphones.

Smartphones ready to receive Android M as an OS update:

List of brand-wise smartphones currently announced as eligible to receive the Android M OS update 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.