With speculations always going wild whenever a new version of Android is released o especially with questions regarding when it shall be released and to which devices it shall be made available to. Unlike the style used by Blackberry, Microsoft or Apple, Google distributes Android using a code to develop the OS. This leaves your fate at the hands of the manufacturers of your phone as well as the amount of time they are willing to spend to update your Android operating system. This leaves room for a lot of anxiety and excitement whenever a new Android update hits the headlines.Google itself avails the latest versions and updates for its own devices that are less than one and a half years old, after which other companies are left at liberty to follow in the trend or not at their own pleasure. It is obvious that most of the big companies follow closely behind the upgrading game as they avail support for the models that are built recently, though it's still worth noting that most of other devices are always left in the cold to wait.Though some companies have already listed which devices will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, there is still a lot of hullabaloo about the endless expected list that will share in the much awaited miraculous operating system. Here is one of the speculated lists for different companies.GoogleThe phones and devices listed here have already been updated with the Android Marshmallow OS or will be updated: Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7(2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player.These others will not receive the Android Marshmallow OS update: Nexus 4, Nexus 7(2012) and Nexus 10.MotorolaWith Motorola definitely not left out on the hot seat, here is a list of devices that will receive the Android Marshmallow update: 2015 Moto X Pure Edition, 2015 Moto X Style, 2015 Moto X Play, 2015 Moto G, 2014 Moto X Pure Edition, 2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia2, 2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE, Motorola DROID Turbo, 2014 Moto MAXX and 2014 Moto Turbo.Noticeably missing in this list includes the latest Moto E as well as variant carrier models of the 2014 Moto X. What is definitely loud and clear is the outrage following this though nobody can veriy the truth in this. One sure thing about the mess that Motorola is in is that its much easier skidding down from a pinnacle rather than climbing up.HTCIn the HTC list of lucky devices includes: HTC One M9(from end of 2015), HTC One M8(from end of 2015), HTC One M9+, HTC One E9, HTC one E9+, HTC One ME, HTC One E8, HTC One M8 EYE, HTC Butterfly 3, HTC Desire 816, HTC Desire 820 and HTC Desire 826.Sadly, HTC One M7 seems to be missing in the list of the devices to receive the update.SamsungThough no official report has been received from Samsung concerning the list of devices: Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 active, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note Pro,Other devices missing in this list such as Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab 4 series and Galaxy Tab Pro series cannot be given quite a sure guess as to whether they might get the update. It may be a bit difficult to predict on Samsung models, though there is hope for those whose phones are less than 18 months old.LGThe list given by Korea Support pages has confirmed the following LG devices for the update: LG G4 and LG G3. It is also sure to ascertain that US and carrier models will also get some of the Marshmallow 'medicine' from LG. It would not be quite out of the point to suspect that the G Flex 2 and G Flex will be in that list. Just like Samsung, it may be a bit tricky trying to predict for LG.SonyThings for Sony can be quite unpredictabke at times since many are the times that people's expectations for Sony have always been proven opposite. All in all, a little try would work. The list of devices here includes: Xperia Z4 series and Xperia Z3 series, Xperia M5, Xperia Z2(EU and Asia versions), Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition and Xperia C5 Ultra.Other manufacturersAlot of other phones from less popular manufacturers might also make the cut. Their list includes: Oneplus One, Alcatel Idol 3, Oneplus 2, ASUS Zenfone 6, ASUS Zenfone 2, Xiaomi Mi4, Xiaomi Mi Note, Huawei Ascend P8, Huawei Honor 6 plus and Huawei Mate 7.If your phone is missing out on this list, no need to worry much as this is not something that has been officially proved except for Motorola and HTC. There is a ray of hope if your phone is using the Exynos or Snapdragon processor.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool