Less then a couple of hours ago we told you that the Android 6.0.1 update became official and that it should start
hitting select Nexus device anytime soon. Now we are back with some more Android 6.0.1 news as Google just uploaded the factory images to theirÂ Developers website.
Now the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update factory images areÂ up for grabs for the supported Nexus phones. Therefore, if you happen to own a Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, or Nexus 6P you can rock the latest Android update on your terminal even before the official roll out begins. Itâ€™s also worth adding that the Android 6.0.1 factory images were uploaded for Nexus tablets.
Those of you who are running a custom ROM or simply want a fresh install of the system can download the factory image compatible with your phone and flash it on your device. You know the drill! After you download the factory image file install the Android SDK tool and make sure that the Google USB drivers are working. Now extract the factory image .tgz file to the â€˜platform toolsâ€™ folder and run the â€˜flash-all.batâ€™ script. Normally, this method would wipeÂ everything on your device, but if you remove the â€˜-wâ€™ flags from the â€˜flash-all.batâ€™ script you should be able to avoid that.
As you may probablyÂ guessed already, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is mostly about improving system stability, security, and performance, so donâ€™t expect any major new features. However, Google officials revealed a while ago that among others, the new update will add new emoji and update the older ones. It also appears to bring a new navigation bar for tablets.
For the time being thereâ€™s no sign of an over-the-air roll out, but since the factory image files areÂ already live it shouldnâ€™t be too far away? What are your expectations for the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Nexus 5, Nexus X, Nexus 6, and Nexus 6P. Please let us know in comments.