Google has released Android 6.0.1 MMB29P / MMB29S / MMB29O Marshmallow builds for it’s Nexus line of tablets and smartphones. We saw the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update being pushed back in December 2015 and right at the start of 2016 we have been greeted with the same base version firmware but comes included are all of the major security patches for January 2016. Like mentioned before, the lack of version number increase indicates these builds don’t carry any major change but only critical patches which work behind the scenes to better improve the overall experience. The devices getting this update are exactly the same as supported by previous Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. The list includes, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 9. There will be a noticeable delay with OTA (Over-the-air) services pushing this update out but you can grab it directly from Google’s Developer page and flash it instantly.
All of the January 2016 security patches have been integrated into the source code of these new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow builds. Virtual Nexus images have been updated as well to make way for a better testing experience on your computer without actually owning or having a physical Nexus device nearby. Interested readers trying to get the update installed quickly on their Nexus device can easily do so by downloading the package and flashing it manually.
Here is a brief changelog we have been able to find about the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release:
The latest Android 6.0.1 MMB29P / MMB29S / MMB29O Marshmallow build brings many, many new emojis that users have been waiting to get on Android for a while now. Not just that, this latest Marshmallow update also includes the latest security patches for January 2016 that Google promised to release every month. For now, we don’t see any new major features in this OS update, other than very minor updates here and there.
Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29P / MMB29S / MMB29O for Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9
Here are the direct links to download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player.
Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29P for Nexus 6P: angler-mmb29p-factory-25ed9560.tgz
Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29P for Nexus 5X: bullhead-mmb29p-factory-b3dae7eb.tgz
Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29S for Nexus 5: hammerhead-mmb29s-factory-6bfcdfa4.tgz
Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29S for Nexus 6: shamu-mmb29s-factory-fc7b590e.tgz
Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29O for Nexus 7 (2013): razor-mmb29o-factory-dfe7fcb2.tgz
Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29S for Nexus 9: volantis-mmb29s-factory-80118d3a.tgz
Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29T for Nexus Player: fugu-mmb29t-factory-47075ee8.tgz