Google officially has rolled out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but for now, it only landed on select Android One smartphones.
Android One handsets can usually be found in developing markets, and the first smartphone to receive the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is the Cherry Mobile G1, which is a smartphone available in the Philippines. All the released Nexus devices are still running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, including the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
Reports indicate that the update isn't really anything major, just a few bug fixes, stability improvements and tweaks here and there. This, however, isn't connected to Google's November security patch, as it has already been released, retaining its Android version number.
User LlabTooFeR posted screenshots on Twitter, and it seems that Google incorporated its December security patch with the recent update.
As I said 2 days ago. Android 6.0.1 become available for Android One program... pic.twitter.com/ap8NL4lImE
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) November 20, 2015
LlabTooFeR also says Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will arrive in a few months and the Android 6.1 Marshmallow will be coming next year. As everyone can imagine, Android 6.1 will probably be a bigger update compared to Android 6.0.1.
Android 6.0.1 and 6.1 are available in Google's labs. Android 6.0.1 to be released in next few months. Android 6.1 next year. — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) November 18, 2015
Redditor /u/ashu90 also posted a screenshot of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on /r/Android, where other Redditors were quick to discuss its authenticity.
"[W]ait, the 'December 1' patch level is very suspicious," /u/armando_rod says on the dedicated thread.
Of course, other Redditors pointed out that it's legitimate.
"It's correct. These are monthly patches which will be released by Google every month. Android One received Nov Patch in Oct itself. I too have Android one and these patches will be [sic] roll out shortly to Nexus devices too," /u/riskcheck says.
It certainly looks like Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow has arrived and will roll out to other handsets in a few months, but without an official announcement from Google, all we can do is wait it out.
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