Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolls out to Nexus devices starting today

— 12:47 PM on October 5, 2015

You don't have to wait for Google to begin shipping devices with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, like the Nexus 5X and 6P, to get that gooey OS upgrade goodness. Just as the company promised last week, Android 6.0 Marshmallow has started rolling out to recent Nexus devices.

If you have a Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013), 9, or Nexus Player, you can start mashing the "check for updates" button in the Settings app today. Google warns that Nexus owners may not see the update right away, though. The company says it's rolling out Android 6.0 "in stages, and some carriers will receive the update later than others."

Those who really can't wait for the update to hit their phones or tablets can download OS images directly from Google. The manual update process isn't for the faint-of-heart, though. If you haven't already unlocked the boot loader on your Nexus, you'll have to do so in order to update manually. That unlock process involves wiping all apps and data from the device.

Google also took the opportunity to announce Android for Work Live, a free, online event happening November 4 at 2PM Eastern time. The company will talk about the business-focused program and host a live Q&A session during the event.

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