Android update roundup: T-Mobile Nexus 6 gets Marshmallow, AT&T Galaxy S6 Active jumps to 5.1.1

Verizon's Moto G and a couple of OnePlus phones are getting some fixes and new features with software updates.

Google Nexus 6

The Google Nexus 6

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If you bought a Nexus 6 from T-Mobile, get ready for your taste of Marshmallow. It’s the highlight in the latest round of Android updates, which also includes the AT&T Galaxy S6 Active, Verizon Moto G, and a couple of OnePlus phones.

Each week, we compile all the major software updates to hit the Android ecosystem, including phones and tablets on U.S. carriers, unlocked phones, Android Wear smartwatches, and Android TV devices. Making sure your device is running the latest available software is a good housekeeping practice, ensuring you have the latest features with fewer bugs and security holes.


Nexus 6: According to T-Mobile’s Des, the magenta network has certified Marshmallow and is beginning to roll it out.

Google sold some versions of the Nexus 6 through carriers, which means they were subject to the usual rounds of network testing. But since T-Mobile is finished with that go-around, you should see the update soon.


Galaxy S6 Active: Well it isn’t Marshmallow, but at least you’re getting Android 5.1.1 and the ability to start using Samsung Pay. According to a Samsung support page you’ll need at least 50 percent battery life to install the update, so be sure you’re powered up before you trigger the download. 


Moto G: If you have the original Verizon-branded Moto G, then the latest version of Lollipop is on its way. According to Verizon, you should see an over-the-air update soon since the push began a few days ago. However, don’t hold your breath for Marshmallow, considering that Motorola dumped the 2015 Moto E from the list.


OnePlus 2: An over-the-air update is here with Oxygen OS 2.1.2, which has a number of performance fixes. According to a blog post, you’ll see the following: 

  • Improved UX for preview in Camera
  • Performance improvements on app install and launch
  • Individual icon customization support
  • Fixes for RAW format on 3rd party camera apps
  • Russian & Turkish language support
  • Lockscreen wallpaper support
  • Security patches
  • Bug fixes to System Update to improve OTA stability
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements

OnePlus X: New software is also coming to this device. OnePlus says the update includes:

  • UX bug fixes in the Camera app
  • Improvement to color offset in HDR mode
  • Bug fixes to System Update to improve OTA stability
  • System optimizations in low battery state
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements

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