Android device updates: OnePlus 2 gets Marshmallow and Google pushes out security patches

It’s never too late for Marshmallow. Even though the OnePlus 3 is just around the corner, it’s the OnePlus 2 that earns our time this week as it’s finally getting the latest version of Android. There are several other phones, and even a couple watches, getting fresh software this week. So let’s dig in to all the downloadable excitement.

Each week, we compile all the major software updates to hit the Android ecosystem, including phones and tablets on U.S. carriers, unlocked phones, Android Wear smartwatches, and Android TV devices. Making sure your device is running the latest available software is a good housekeeping practice, ensuring you have the latest features with fewer bugs and gaping security holes.


OnePlus 2: This one sure took a while, but Marshmallow is finally on its way. OxygenOS 3.0.2 is based on the Android 6.0.1 source code, and it’s now available as an over-the-air update. Head to the OnePlus Forum for all the details, which describes numerous system improvements and some helpful fingerprint and camera performance upgrades. 


Monthly security updates: It’s early June, so that means it’s time for the latest round of monthly security fixes. You can grab them from the Nexus factory images site if you have a Google-powered phone or tablet. These are available for the Pixel C and Nexus 6, 6P, 5x, 5, 7 (2013), and 9.

Platform distribution numbers: A new month also brings the latest fragmentation report. Marshmallow passed the 10 percent threshold, with Lollipop still holding a commanding 34 percent of marketshare. You can get the full report at the Android Developers Site and glance at the data below:

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The data was collected during a 7-day period that ended on June 6, 2016.


Moto 360: The second-gen watch and 360 Sport are getting several adjustments. According to Motorola, an update improves the Moto Body calorie calculation, heart rate measurement, brings the May security patches, and stability improvements. 


Idol 3: Marshmallow finally coming for this unlocked phone. Alcatel took to Twitter to share the belated good news:


ZenFone Max: Asus has delivered another Marshmallow update, this time for the ZenFone Max. The update also removes Asus-built apps like email, calendar, and messaging, directing you to go with Google’s tools instead.


HTC Desire 626s: Yes, it’s Marshmallow time. HTC’s instructions can walk you through how to manually download it yourself if you want it right now, otherwise you should get pinged for an update soon.


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