According to AndroidPit, the Google Nexus devices such as the Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player should be receiving the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update sometime now. However, the rollout for these Nexus devices will occur in phases. Some US carriers, such as Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, T-Mobile, and AT&T are set to get the update sooner than others.
Google Nexus devices like the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will also receive the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update soon. But the specific time on this new update is yet to be announced, Yibada noted.
Google released the factory image files for Android 6.0.1 which are available for download here.
Androd.gs shared some tutorials for owners of Nexus 5 here and for Nexus 6 here. Instructions on how to flash the 6.0.1 factory images on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P can be found here and here respectively.
Yibada added that several reports indicated that the Nexus 10, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 4 will not get the update.
A Trusted Reviews report also noted that Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow gives older devices the ability to open up the camera by double tapping the power button. Google launched this feature earlier this year with the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5x. However, this is the first time it has come to older Nexus devices, Yibada noted.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update also introduced “On Tap” functionality for Google Now. It will also improve battery life, courtesy of the new Doze Mode. This new update brings back the ability to mute all user notifications till their next scheduled alarm goes off.
Marshmallow is also expected to bring improvements to the UI of the Share Menu and will add a Direct Share feature, Android.sg noted.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, and Nexus 9 also introduced Deep Linking support, Android.sg added.