Google announces two new Nexus phones

by Volker Weber

I have always recommended Nexus, if you want to buy Android. They only exist to celebrate a new version of Android, this time Marshmallow. No other device gets Android as Google built it. All other vendors add their own skins, sometimes very thin ones, sometimes really heavy ones.

All Nexus devices introduced in the last two years will get the new Android version, starting next week. This is a comprehensive list of Nexus devices:

Not counting the phones announced today, only four devices get the upgrade: Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013) and 9. If you get a new Nexus now, you can expect to get timely upgrades through 2017. My 2012 Nexus 7 got its last upgrade with Lollipop and it has been unusable ever since.

Comments

This is interesting. AFAIK the Galaxy Nexus I got early 2012 was abandoned with 4.4.2 (?). Curious to see what happens when you put 6.0 on it. An I do not expect any miracles, given that my iPad2 is also a hog with 9.0.1

Armin Auth, 2015-09-30 07:58

sorry, too early. should have read the text in full.

Armin Auth, 2015-09-30 08:00

No, your Galaxy Nexus will not be able to run 6. And my iPad mini still runs fine with 9.01.

Volker Weber, 2015-09-30 08:02

Apart from the Nexus line, all devices from the budget line Android One, which is destined for emerging/developing/struggling markets, will get Marshmallow too. A few models are officially available in the EU, maybe more soon...

Richard Eberhard, 2015-09-30 15:43

You mean all the el cheapo handsets already in the field get an upgrade next week? Was that announced?

Volker Weber, 2015-09-30 17:58

Yes, Sir. https://android-developers.blogspot.com/2015/09/android-marshmallow-ready-for-devices.html

Richard Eberhard, 2015-10-01 10:25

That is very very cool. I need to get an Android One to see if they are powerful enough.

Volker Weber, 2015-10-01 10:28

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