Android 6.0 Marshmallow, who get their update?

Eshelmen

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Hey all,

I finally got my LG G4 6.0 update last night through Sprint.

They've been trickling it out slowly for a little bit now.

Any non nexus users here that still haven't received 6.0?
 

T4rd

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I installed the unlocked One M8's ROM on my Verizon M8 a few weeks ago. Cool so far.
 

Eshelmen

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It seems that it's sucking more energy than saving it.

My battery seems to be dying a tad faster.
 

TechLarry

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It finally hit my Moto X Pure 2015 last week.

Biggest improvement for me was the ability to format the SD Card as internal storage. Helps with situations where weenie developers set the "Internal Memory" only bit on their apps out of laziness.
 

Modred189

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No go on the Galaxy S6, which SHOULD be one of the first Samsung phones to get it. I miss my Nexus 5. :(
 

mi7chy

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Not anxious to rush into it yet when it's not fully baked. Just recently it was reported that Lollipop Doze possibly breaking alarm, calendar events, etc. Idle battery was best under Kit Kat with a record 19 days with always-on WIFI.
 
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Kit Kat still got the best battery life and most stable for me, probably went 1.5 years without a reboot. So many odd wakelocks in 5.0.1 5.1.1. Haven't tried Marshmellow yet but the upgrades never provided me with useful features and just got buggier. Actually only semi decent feature of 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 was Smart Lock.
 

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I flashed Sony's "Concept" Marshmallow ROM on my Z3C. There are fewer bloatware apps and battery life is much improved. Doze really works and my phone is back to lasting 2 days between charges. I'm not convinced that On Tap is worth the privacy loss.
 

kuyaglen

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On Sprint my Nexus 6P got 6.0.1 on Dec 15 and my LGG4 got 6.0 on Dec 30.
 

Domingo

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My Moto X Pure actually shipped with it (3rd week in December). I really dig it.
It has the polish and clean look that Apple used to have on lockdown. The fact that I'm not stuck with some bloated OEM launcher doesn't hurt, too.
 

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Kit Kat still got the best battery life and most stable for me, probably went 1.5 years without a reboot. So many odd wakelocks in 5.0.1 5.1.1. Haven't tried Marshmellow yet but the upgrades never provided me with useful features and just got buggier. Actually only semi decent feature of 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 was Smart Lock.

IIRC, they switched from Dalvik to ART in 5, so that is why a lot of apps had issues (hence the wakelocks/crashes).
 

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Can't say I ever had any crashes on KitKat, but I have gotten two full-on resets in Marshmallow 6.0.
Both were spam calls where they hung up immediately. In both instances, my dialer acted like it wasn't responding and after about 20 seconds, my phone just rebooted.
 

Supersnake

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KitKat 4.4.4 with updates disabled.
Still a great performer, battery usage remains excellent, its windows have black backgrounds with white text, silent mode and notification modes are error free and easily accessed, and one reboot in 14 months.
 
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Tup3x

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Soon. Beta is already out. I must say that I never expected Huawei to support Honor 6 this well - what a pleasant surprise.
 

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My Galaxy Note 4 with Android 5.0/5.1 did reasonably well on battery life even without Doze. I'm a light user and could push it to almost 3 days if needed (4.4.x was 4+ days). My current Nexus 6P with 6.0.x struggles to make it to 2 days with the same use, and that's with Doze enabled. Doesn't seem like an improvement to me!
 

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Can't wait for Samsung to update the GS6 in the US now. My wife's GS6 has got the dreaded "Android OS/Kernel" keep awake/battery draining issue that randomly affects nearly every Android phone at some point since Android's birth. Since updating my M8 to Marshmallow, battery life and performance has been better than ever. I got over 4.5 hrs SoT yesterday over a 10 hour period while I was playing with some new Xposed apps/settings and watching some Youtube vids. That's prolly the biggest improvement to Marshmallow now; no more apps hiding behind "Android OS" or some other BS.

 
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Not anxious to rush into it yet when it's not fully baked. Just recently it was reported that Lollipop Doze possibly breaking alarm, calendar events, etc. Idle battery was best under Kit Kat with a record 19 days with always-on WIFI.

I agree with this, I won't allow any updates on my device either.
 

pixelblue

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Installed Marshmallow 6.0 on my LG Nexus 5. I'd agree that battery life is slightly worse than before. No other notable performance differences.
 

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I have a Note 5, so nope.

Probably April/may if last year's note 4 KitKat to Jellybean upgrade is any indication.
 

Spidey329

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Can't wait for Samsung to update the GS6 in the US now. My wife's GS6 has got the dreaded "Android OS/Kernel" keep awake/battery draining issue that randomly affects nearly every Android phone at some point since Android's birth. Since updating my M8 to Marshmallow, battery life and performance has been better than ever. I got over 4.5 hrs SoT yesterday over a 10 hour period while I was playing with some new Xposed apps/settings and watching some Youtube vids. That's prolly the biggest improvement to Marshmallow now; no more apps hiding behind "Android OS" or some other BS.

You can fix the wakelocks if you obtain root on the phone. Then just installed either Amplify (purchase) or install the LSpeed scripts as it can fix it.

Not sure if it's the same, but 4.4.4 had a playstore wakelock. The idea was that instead of apps querying a location by itself, it'd check with the playstore for a stored location. The issue came wass that the playstore never stopped updating the location (IIRC). It was supposed to only do it periodically.


My GS5 does not have the official update. Current Samsung roadmap says June. These manufacturers clearly have one or two people doing these for all of their devices. Because the collective of XDA always manage to beat them by months and get the bugs worked out.


Android really needs to address this and push a "Google Certified" branding. The manufacturers can do what they want with the open-source, but certified phones should follow a certain protocol.

Main OS Framework: Only Google can touch (allowing them to push sec updates, OS updates)

Component Framework: These are drivers and manufacturer specific applications that need deeper OS access that can hook into the OS framework, but can't tweak it. The Launcher could fall into this carrier.

Apps: All carriers should be limited to this. This would also be the manufacturer specific apps (Like Samsung Health).

Kinda like Windows Update. Manufacturers would push drivers/etc to a central store and mark what devices they're for. The OS could then acquire those on update. So it's install the base OS first, then check the device for ID and acquire the necessary components based off a known manifest, then it'd check the region/provider and acquire the apps based on that manifest.
 
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xorbe

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I have a cheap LG Sunset Android 5.x phone w/StraightTalk ... is it possible to upgrade cheap prepaid devices? I'm guessing not.
 

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I have a S5 att model so can someone tell me if there is a lollypop update for that phone available and where I can get it?
 
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Ocellaris

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The Moto G (3rd gen) I got my mother to use on Straight Talk got the upgrade about two weeks ago.
 

Bman123

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I was running it for quite a while on my Nexus 6, I just bought a moto x pure edition today and it's running 6.0 already too. The joys of not owning a carrier branded phone.
 

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I updated my G4 via the bridge tool (my g4 came direct from LG & would not update OTA).. I dont really notice anything majorly different with it other then the new permissions junk.
 

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I updated my G4 via the bridge tool (my g4 came direct from LG & would not update OTA).. I dont really notice anything majorly different with it other then the new permissions junk.
Dude the new permissions are the bomb.
 
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