News by Micah Bartos on Friday October 16, 2015.
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Chinese brands have spotty history in terms of updating their smartphones to new versions of the Android platform, and some just never bother doing it. Mega brand Huawei is different and tends to treat new Android builds well, and that is certainly the case for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company has now confirmed its Marshmallow roadmap, highlighting exactly which products will be landing the software in the future.Huawei is unlikely to match LG, which is expected to roll out Android 6.0 to its flagship G4 as early as next week, but the Chinese company is making up for speed with sheer numbers. There are an array of devices in line to get the Android 6.0 update, including the Huawei P8, Mate 7, Mate S, P8 Youth Edition, P8 Max, G8 (Chinese version Maimang 4), G7 Plus, and G7. On top of that the Honor 7, Honor 7i, Honor 6 Plus, Honor 6, X2, 4X, and Play 4C will also be getting a taste of Marshmallow. The company has not stated when it will be updating the smartphones, but like LG, Huawei worked with Google on a Nexus device (Nexus 6P) this year. That means the company has been working with Marshmallow for some time, so may be better placed than most to get the software to market quickly. Of course, Huawei uses its own Emotion UI custom skin, so we undoubtedly have to wait for the company to make the necessary tweaks needed to marry the UI to Android 6.0.