It is start of April, this means Google is all set to release new firmware updates containing April 2016 security patch for all compatible Nexus devices. These new builds are based on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow source code. The updated build-name indicates that these new firmwares only have updated security fixes and no other major change. Small bugs and issues also get addressed in these monthly releases so it is advised you do update your Nexus device. Google is still in the process of releasing OTA(Over-the-air) updates and it will take some time for all Nexus phones and tablets to get the notification. Till then, you can install MMB29X / MHC19Q build immediately by downloading the factory image and applying it manually. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29X / MHC19Q update is applicable for all compatible Nexus devices. These devices are Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, 5, 7 (2013) and 9. Below you will find direct download links to MMB29X / MHC19Q update for compatible devices.
This build will include all of the security patches up to the date, April 1st. Also, SDK images have been updated which means you can visit the SDK manager and update your virtual machines as well. As we mentioned before, on device update through OTA will arrive a bit later so for immediate installation, download the image from the given links.
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 Marshmallow MMB29X / MHC19Q 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 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 MMB29X / MHC19Q for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player
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 MHC19Q for Nexus 6P: angler-mhc19q-factory-f5a4e7a1.tgz
Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MHC19Q for Nexus 5X: bullhead-mhc19q-factory-22ba5e5a.tgz
Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29X for Nexus 5: hammerhead-mmb29x-factory-c6109f15.tgz
Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29X for Nexus 6: shamu-mmb29x-factory-ef4cbb75.tgz