The LG Nexus 5, considered the most-loved Nexus device to date, and the HTC Nexus 6 are expected to receive the over-the-air update for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Oct. 5.

The news comes from Canadian blog Mobile Syrup, which has obtained a screenshot of the schedule or OTA rollouts from the support website of Telus, the most popular wireless carrier in Canada.

It's worth noting that the information from Telus was actually posted three months ago, but Mobile Syrup says it has been recently updated to include the schedule for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. Droid Life also says its sources have also pointed to Oct. 5 as the date when they expect the rollout to begin.

The Oct. 5 release date is far from surpising. Google has already sent out invites to the press for a media event scheduled for Sept. 29, where it is expected to finally take the wraps off the rumored LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is also expected to make its first public debut at the same event.

In 2014, Google unveiled the Nexus 6 on Oct. 15, which began selling on Oct. 29. Shipments reached the first customers around mid-November, which was about the same time as Android 5.0 Lollipop hit the Nexus 5.

Take note, however, that the information comes from a Canadian network provider, so there is still the possibility that Google will roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to users in the United States at an earlier time.

Since this will be an OTA update, not everyone with a Nexus 5 or Nexus 6 will receive the update at the same time. Some people will have to wait a few days before the update arrives on their device.

Unlike Android 5.0 Lollipop, which brought the biggest number of user-facing changes and a huge Material Design makeover, Android 6.0 Marshmallow focuses more on stability and performance upgrades.

Still, there are a number of new features to look forward to, such as Android Pay, better fingerprint scanner support and a new battery-saving mode that is said to improve the battery life of the Nexus 5 by up to three times.  

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