Google has started rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Android One devices with a new security patch. In addition to the security fix, the update will feature some performance improvements and bug-fixes.
The new Android 6.0.1 update will be rolled out to all Android One devices across the globe in phases, starting with Cherry Mobile G1 in Philippines. Google's Nexus devices are next in line to receive the bug-fix update for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Owners of OEM and third-party carrier-based devices may have to wait for a few more months to get this update. Moreover, Google is likely to roll out another update in the next few months and OEMs will release that update instead of the 6.0.1 on their Android One devices, reports Team Android. Not to mention, most of the OEMs had earlier employed this strategy, wherein they skipped Android 5.0 and directly updated their devices to Android 5.1.
With the advent of budget smartphones in the form of Android One devices and Nexus devices focussing on the high-end segment, Google has bridged the gap in rolling out regular Android updates to all consumers.