With Google’s release of Android Marshmallow to Nexus owners, and the unveiling of its own Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the announcements of Google’s Android OEMs regarding their update-eligible devices and a possible timeframe for the new update’s release. LG just announced earlier this week that it would begin updating its flagship G4 in Poland next week, with the update rolling out to Korea, then Europe and the Americas. Not one to fall behind, Huawei has now joined the gang of OEMs with its own Android Marshmallow-eligible devices list.
Information obtained by the source below shows that Huawei has announced update eligibility for the Honor Play 4C, 4X, X2, 6, 6 Plus, 7i, and Honor 7, as well as the Maimang 4 (G8), G7, G7 Plus, as well as the P8, P8 Max, P8 youth edition, and the Mate 7 and Mate S.
This is an initial list for the Android Marshmallow update, and we don’t know if this list will remain in its current state over time (sometimes, companies add devices to the list as last-minute decisions). As for when you can expect Android Marshmallow, Huawei is expected to start rolling out the update next month (November).
Android Marshmallow brings a new search bar and alphabetical slider for your app drawer, customizable app permissions, more detailed per app battery stats, a new “harshmallow” Easter Egg (yes, “harshmallow” makes sense with the new Easter Egg), along with some new landscape wallpapers (in portrait mode, of course), Google’s new “Doze” sleep mode that is said to increase battery life to 2X its current state, and a new Android boot animation, along with native fingerprint scanner support and SD card support for Google’s sweetest treat yet.
Are you ready for Android Marshmallow? Did you purchase the Huawei Nexus 6P? If so, how are you liking Google’s latest? Are you still waiting for your manufacturer to confirm Android Marshmallow for your handset? Do your thing in the comments.