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Carrier apparently reveals, then quietly deletes, Android 6.0 Marshmallow release date

In just a few days' time, Google will unveil two Nexus handsets, the 'showcase' devices for its newest OS update, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Originally announced as the Android 'M' release back in May, we already know plenty about Marshmallow from the developer previews - and it seems we may now know when it will be released too.

As MobileSyrup reports, Canada's second largest carrier, Telus, added new dates to the Software Update Schedule page on its site, including two entries for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 5:

Image via MobileSyrup

For both handsets, the update was described simply as 'Android M', and according to the table, Telus is planning to begin that rollout on October 5. However, since that report appeared, the carrier has quietly amended the table, deleting any reference to the Nexus 5 and 6, and any mention of Android M.

The information could have been removed because it was either inaccurate, or posted prematurely - or perhaps both. But if the October 5 release date is accurate, it would seem that Google is planning a speedier start to its Marshmallow rollout than it gave to Lollipop.

Android 5.0 Lollipop was announced on October 15, 2014, but it didn't begin rolling out to existing devices until almost a month later. Progress has remained similarly slow ever since - after nearly a year, Lollipop builds have reached just 21% of active Android devices.

Source: MobileSyrup

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