On Monday, Google made Android 6.0.1 official finally and posted factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, so those with a Nexus device can go ahead and flash their image onto their smartphone and have the latest version of Android. A few weeks ago, an Android One device, the Cherry Mobile G1 to be exact, began getting it’s Android 6.0.1 update, before it was even made official by Google. As of today, a second Android One device has begun to get their update to Android 6.0.1 update as well, in the Micromax A1 which is available in India.
Currently, there’s no word of Android 6.0.1 heading to other devices just yet, but it shouldn’t be long before it hits other Android One devices. After all, they are supposed to be treated like Nexus devices anyways. The update appears to be around 75MB in size, so it’s a rather small update and should be heading to your Micromax A1 pretty soon. Although Google does these things in stages, so it may be a few days.
In Android 6.0.1 there are a few changes. Of course the headlining feature is the addition of about 200 new emojis into the operating system. But there are a few other changes like bringing back the option for “Until Next Alarm” in Do Not Disturb mode. Something that was available in Android 5.1 but stripped out in Android 6.0 for some reason. For the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, users are reporting seeing Band 12 support for T-Mobile added, and for the Nexus 9, users are now able to use the LTE version of the tablet on Verizon. Something that hasn’t been available ever, for the tablet. So there are a lot of small changes here, and quite possibly even more changes under the hood that many of us users won’t even see. It’s a pretty important update, and also brings the December Security patch along with it, so instead of two updates, there’s just one this time around.
More Android One users should be seeing the update fairly soon. But for now, it looks like it’s just the Micromax A1.