Good news for Verizon Nexus 6 users. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow Nexus 6 update begins it OTA (over the air) roll out. The new update, code named, build MRA58R is a much needed one as all other variants of the Nexus 6 have already received their Marshmallow updates. The Marshmallow OTA update for the Verizon Nexus 6 is around 702 MB so you’ll need a steady connection to download and install the update.
- Software Version: MRA58R
- Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update for your Nexus 6. Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow improves your mobile experience with new battery-smart features and enhanced app permissions that give you even more control.Now On Tap: spot-on answers, fast
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- Doze: When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep state, but will still allow all your alarms, notifications and calls to ring through.
- App Standby: Your seldom-used apps will go into App Standby in order to conserve battery power for the apps you use more often. If an app hasn’t been used for several days, its power consumption is reduced to zero. Apps will come out of App Standby immediately once you interact with them.
New app permissions
You now have specific control over what info you share – no more all-or-nothing access. Android Marshmallow lets you define what you want to share and when.
- Simplified app permissions
- Permission requested only when relevant
- User controls to turn on/off any permission, at any time
- Link apps without a prompt
- Android has always let apps register themselves to handle web URL links. With the new app links feature, the transitions between apps are even more seamless. The platform can determine the default app to use for a particular web link and skip prompting users to select an app.
For example, clicking a LinkedIn connection request in an email could automatically launch the installed LinkedIn app to complete the action, instead of showing the user a disambiguation dialog or launching a web browser.
- Direct Share
- The Direct Share feature lets users share content directly to targets, such as contacts, within other apps. Previously when sharing content via the Share menu, the user would have to go through a two-step process. First, choose the destination app and then choose the target, such as particular contacts, within the destination app. But apps can now define direct share targets that launch a specific activity that is directly exposed to the user via the Share menu.
- Text selection & text editing
- Selecting text is easier in Android Marshmallow, with word-by-word forward selection and character-by-character backward selection for increased precision.After you select the text, actions such as Copy, Share, and Search are shown in a floating toolbar above the selection. When you use an external keyboard to edit, you can use Ctrl-z and Shift-Ctrl-z to undo and redo changes.
- Easier device migration with Auto backup for appsWhen apps are installed on a new device or an existing device that’s been factory reset, they automatically retain previously associated user data. Account information, settings, game scores, and even the layout of the launcher are restored. Default app settings, sync settings, and keyboards are also automatically backed up and restored on new devices.
- Simple notifications and volume controlAndroid Marshmallow adds a Do Not Disturb feature (formerly Priority) with improvements to the design, including:
- None/Priority/All are now activated with simple on/off switch.
- Clearer options such as Total Silence, Alarms only and Priority.
- More precise control of Priority modes, such as for repeat callers, and also by notification category, and starred contacts.
- Additional rules flexibility, including those based upon events or with a custom duration.
- Each sound stream can now be individually controlled.
- Peeking Notification (formerly Heads-up Notification)Has smoother animations and the ability to configure the behavior of each app. Read more about the changes and updates on Verizon Google Nexus 6 Software Update Official Press Release.
When will I get the update?
The distribution of the new firmware has started and will surely end up on your Verizon Nexus 6 in the next few days. If you want to check now you can do so via Settings, About Device, Software Updates. Enjoy! If you can’t wait or if the update is taking to long then you can go ahead and install it manually using the instructions below.
- Verizon Nexus 6
- Don’t try this on any other Nexus 6 device!
- Don’t try on any other device!
Currently, we do not have the official OTA file and as such you will have to check back at a later time if you want to manually install the update. The new OTA update is the second, after the release of the OxygenOS 2.1.2 for OnePlus X Update. Thanks for reading: Verizon Nexus 6 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Download/Install.