Earlier this month, Google released a Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. The update is the first update to Marshmallow since Android 6.0 and it’s an important update for Google’s former flagship smartphone.
In October, Google released its new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system for the Nexus 5 and others. As expected, the update brought tons of changes to the Nexus 5 including bug fixes, performance enhancements and new features.
While the Nexus 5 Android 6.0 update was packed full of impressive changes, it also brought various bugs and problems to the Nexus 5.
We had a feeling Google would roll out a Marshmallow before the end of the year and last week the company delivered. Google’s Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is here and it’s available right now for the Nexus 5.
Android 6.0.1 isn’t just a bug fix update. It also comes with new features and security patches that plug up potential exploits. It’s a vital update for the Nexus 5 and Google’s other Nexus devices and today we want to shine the spotlight on the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 update.
This roundup is going to cover the important things you need to know about the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 update. From impressions to Android 6.0.1 problems to some tips that will help novice users, there’s something in here for everybody.
Take a look if you’re already on Android 6.0.1 or if you’re thinking about upgrading to the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 update in the near future.
Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 Update: Three Days Later
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We've been using the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 update for a few days now and we've been keeping a close eye at the update's performance in key areas like battery life, connectivity, UI speed, and app behavior. Here's what we've found.
So far the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 update is performing at a high level, at least on our version of the Nexus 5. As we'll note, others are having issues.
Battery life is still fantastic thanks to Marshmallow's Doze feature and we haven't noticed any weird drain in standby or when the phone is in use. Connectivity remains strong in all three areas (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE) and didn't see anything out of the ordinary over the weekend.
The Nexus 5 is still fast with Android 6.0.1 on board and we haven't run into any issues with our 60 or so applications on board. Even Facebook, Twitter and Chrome, three apps that we've had issues with in recent weeks, are running fine with Android 6.0.1 on board.
Some Nexus 5 users are experiencing problems but we haven't encountered any experience-breaking bugs, at least not yet.
At this point, we're recommending Android 6.0.1. Not only is performing well but it comes with some useful features including 200 emoji characters for the Nexus 5 keyboard. That's been big for us and it'll be big for lots of other people.