At Google I/O 2015, Android M became official as the technology company announced Android M- the next version of it’s Android OS. You can even download and install Android M on your Nexus device.
Note: Android M has been announced just few weeks back, so this article will be updated from time to time as more updates surface and more smartphone makers reveal their plans. Let’s take a look:
Android M update for Google Nexus:
Just like every other version of Android, Android M is coming first on Google Nexus devices. According to Google, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 6 and Nexus 5 will be receiving Android M update in future.
Apart from this, Google has also released a pre-release version i.e. the Android M Developer Preview for the users.
This version is available for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player.
Also Read: Know how to download and install Android M on your Nexus device right now.
Android M update for HTC:
If you leave Google aside, HTC is the first company to announce Android M updates for its flagship devices.
HTC has announced that HTC M9 and M9+ will be getting the Android M update soon. The smartphone manufacturer has said that more devices will be announced soon.
Android M update for Samsung:
Just like the delayed Android Lollipop updates, Samsung hasn’t announced anything regarding the Android M update. Samsung is the largest Android OEM at the moment and when it comes to handling updates, they don’t seem to be the fastest.
Last year the company was pretty quick in rolling out the Lollipop update for Galaxy S5 and the update for Galaxy S4 and Note 4 followed in February.
It has been confirmed that Galaxy Note 5 isn’t coming with Android M in September. It is expected that Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Note 4 and Note 5 will be receiving Android M updates within a month once it is rolled out.
Update: The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Duos, Galaxy Tab A, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 4 Duos, Galaxy Note Edge, and Galaxy Note 4 will receive Android M update by this year’s end.
Android M update for Motorola:
Last year with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Motorola beat every other smartphone OEM by launching the update the same month Google rolled it out and was quick to release the Android 5.1 updates, so it should release the Android M updates for its devices as soon as it is rolled out.
Also, Motorola is set to launch its 2015 version of Moto X, so it’s possible that the phone could come out with Android M out of the box.
Android M update for LG:
Just like Motorola, LG was pretty quick to launch Lollipop for its flagship LG G3 in the early December.
Company’s LG G4 runs Android 5.1 out of the box, so it should be the first device to receive Android M update. LG G3 too will certainly Android M update.
Android M update for Sony:
Sony’s track-record hasn’t been much impressive regarding timely updates and it has been slow in releasing Lollipop updates.
It is expected that Sony Xperia Z4, Z3 and Z3+ and its tablet should receive Android M update once it is released.
Update: Various Xperia models that will support the Android M Developer Preview later this year are: Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra,Xperia E3, Xperia M2, Xperia T2 Ultra, and Xperia T3.
Android M update for ASUS:
Asus is another sad story. The company has somehow fulfilled its promise to release Lollipop updates for Zenfone 4,5,6 and only Android 5.0 runs Lollipop out of the box. We hope ASUS improves its track record with Android M updates.
Note: Android M has been announced just few weeks back, so this article will be updated from time to time as more updates surface and more smartphone makers reveal their plans.
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