Since its announcement at Google’s I/O conference back in May, Android 6 Marshmallow has been at the forefront of any Android ultras’ mind. The nagging questions of “when’s it coming?” and “when can I upgrade?” have been on Android users’ minds since that announcement, but starting from 5 October Google will officially begin to roll Marshmallow out to phones.
Updating your phone to Android Marshmallow is an incredibly simple task – follow the steps below – although when it becomes available is very much dependent on your phone manufacturer and mobile carrier. This could take anywhere between one and nine months to happen.
Android Marshmallow upgrading via “over the air”
Once your phone manufacturer makes Android Marshmallow available for your device, you can upgrade to it via an “over the air” (OTA) update. These OTA updates are incredibly simple to do and take only a couple of minutes.
- Open your phone and head to the “Settings” panel
- In “Settings” scroll down until you find an “About phone” option, tap it
- In “About phone” tap “Software update” to check for the latest version of Android
- Be aware that you may have to update your phone to the latest version of Android Lollipop before Android Marshmallow becomes available. You’ll need to be running Android 5.1 or higher to update to Marshmallow seamlessly
- Once downloaded, your phone will reset and install and launch into Android Marshmallow