Where is Android M for Nexus 6?
It doesn't roll out all at once... it's a staggered roll out. Relax you'll get it. If you don't want to wait you can side load the update or flash the factory image.
That is all well and good but the fact remains that a newer device is taking longer to get the update than an older device. (Nexus 6 vs Nexus 5). I also have absolutely no interest in flashing the update and having to write the data in my phone. Furthermore, telling me to adb sideload the update is difficult since no site has the zip link. Finally, there is some confusion about what the hell is going on since T-Mobile's Nexus 6 update site says you need LYZ28K to get Android M update, but there are zip files for LYZ28M from LYZ28K specifically for Nexus 6 T-Mobile and a zip for LMY48T from LMY48M. To add to the confusion, the place holder for the Android M zip says MRA58K from LMY48T- Link incoming.
That's how they do it. Would you complain if they pushed out the update quickly and your device bricks because of a potential problem. This is why they do small batches then open the flood gates. Easier to replace 100 devices than replace millions of devices.
I agree with you emperorpil. Tidbits if you don't know people buy nexus phones or tablets to get the latest version of Android when it's release. Telling someone that they are complaining is low. Emperorpil is pointing out facts. Nexus 5 and nexus 7 has marshmallow while the nexus 6 on t mobile is sitting on the sideline. No report why or when to expect the release. Tidbits you telling me that their a problem with the factory image that Google release is bad? When people who didn't purchase their nexus 6 from t mobile already has marshmallow.
Repeating the same thing accomplishes nothing. Let me spell it out if I have not been clear. I understand that the rollout is staggered. That is not what my issue is with. I take issue with the fact that the rollout has already begun and is indeed very far along regarding the Nexus 5, but it has not even started with regards to the Nexus 6. Let me state that again. Has not even STARTED. No site has the zip. It is not to be found anywhere yet. My second issue is that they decide to issue small security patches at the same time that they releasing a major system update. What the hell sense does that make? Furthermore there is complete confusion because there are three (count them) different security patches for Nexus 6 on T-Mobile, Project Fi, and other. Then T-Mobile (seemingly has no clue about the security updates) states on the Nexus 6 update page that you need to on the version before the security update (LYZ28K), while with the security update I am on LYZ28M. What gives?
Look even Google will tell you what I just told you... So bring it up with them not me. It has always been this way and I have owned every Nexus since the Nexus One paid in cash without a contract or payment plan. Even gotten. This year versions. So spare me I don't know know what I am talking about speech.
Just because no site has a zip doesn't mean it isn't rolling out. It just means people who are into their devices hasn't gotten it yet. There are more than just techies who bought these phones.
Two things. One, T-Mobile said it would be out this week and this week is almost over. Second, are you seriously telling me that not one single tech person got the update (if it really has already started rolling out). Not. A. Single. One. I don't buy that. T-Mobile's own site says it is still "testing" it. This is a Nexus device. I think Google is capable of making software that is compatible and relatively bug free for over if it's flagship devices. In fact, I'm more concerned that T-Mobile's meddling with the software in their "testing" is going to lead to problems in the software. Finally, I don't think you read what I post, because you keep harping about staggered rollouts, this is how Google does it, etc. Let me state clearly that I have no problem with that and understand it's purpose. My issue is with the fact that there are October security updates that Google requires to be installed for each version of the Nexus 6 (T-Mobile, Project Fi, standard) prior to being greenlit for Android 6.0. T-mobile's software information page says the Nexus 6 is on Marshmallow (which is not true because the rollout has not begun) but than its software update page says that it is in testing and neglects to mention the necessity of these individual October security updates. Basically, my biggest criticism is that this update process is muddled, incoherent, and an all around mess.
Yes it has happened before... Google will even tell you themselves. They implement the exact same rollout routine.
You think the techie community is that large that goes to tech sites on a daily basis? We are a small subset of users. Out of the people I know with Nexus 6 the only people I know that even knows anything about rooting is 3 including myself. The other 15 (yes I counted and verified if they had just for this) doesn't even have a clue what rooting is let alone marshmallow is coming. I have them on watch when it pops up on their phone to not do it so I can get the link and the zip file which I will post on XDA if someone hasn't.
Nexus 5 and nexus 7 has marshmallow
Nexus 5 and nexus 7 has marshmallow
My Nexus 7 hasn't updated to Marshmallow yet...
Based on your logic that means I can say the OTA isn't happening because I don't have it
No that is not what I'm saying. I know for sure the rollout for nexus 7 has
begun because the ota link is available. The fact your nexus 7 doesn't have
the update yet just means that your device is not part of the staggered
rollout. You may be right that the rollout has begun for nexus 6, (albeit
very slowly) but I don't think so given that not a single site had the ota
and a T-Mobile official told me that the rollout has not started because of
an unforeseen delay.
Same thing happened with the Nexus 5. Happened with the Nexus 4. Shoot even the security update that was rolling out took over a week before it was even on XDA or any site for that matter. Go look at the dates when those threads were made or modified. You'll see it took a while for someone to get the link or zip. There were plenty you of people claimed to have gotten it before that time.
How do you mark a comment as helpful? When I click the down arrow next to actions I am only given the option to report abuse.
Here's something you should ponder. It isn't coming from T-Mobile. The update is coming directly from Googles own servers.
So you may think T-Mobile is withholding or delaying the update is farthest from the truth.
If you need proof you should look at the XDA thread about all the updates coming to all Nexus 6 devices.
[REF] Nexus 6 Stock OTA URLs | Nexus 6 | XDA Forums
They all start with a Google server address. T-Mobile has no control over those servers. The updates are rolling out, but they are not rolling out to your liking. If you want to reference those servers with previous Nexus devices you can double back with older versions of the Nexus dating back to the Nexus S(Nexus One used a different server IIRC was still a GoogleXXX.something). Been a long time.
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