Analysis on Nexus 7 (2012) Upgradation to the Majestic Android Marshmallow


The Arrival of the wonderful Android Marshmallow was something exemplary as it is believed to be the best operating system available till now. The joy of diehards was worth-witnessing when upon its release, the list of devices receiving the update gets released. However, for some of the fans, the news of some of the devices being kicked out of the list was a shocking one. As was expected, the Nexus devices were given the honor of receiving the update facility in the very first place.


The exclusion of Nexus 7 from the 2012 turned out to be a very sad news for the users as the enthusiasm of users was on its peaks. It is worth-mentioning here that Google’s software support Nexus devices only for two years and to everybody’s amazement, Nexus 7 (2012) enjoyed three years of support. The original Nexus 7 (2012) came with v4.1 Jelly Bean and with the passage of 3 years, the gadget has been updated to v4.4 KitKat (2013) and 5.0 Lollipop (2014). The chances of Nexus 7 (2012) qualifying for marshmallow update were so rare and since the list has been declared, the predictions of experts turned out to be so much real.

However, here is when the concept of ingenious developers comes. The joy of diehards is knowing no bounds as AOSP (Android Open Source Project) 6.0 Marshmallow that is compatible with Nexus 7 has been made available to the public online. The heroic efforts made by the talented XDA Developers is worth-mentioning here and its really amazing to have such talented people in your ranks.

  • MM

    I have my original Nexus 7 and was totally disappointed not getting the latest update. I see it is available, however, like myself and tens of thousands we don’t have a clue how to modify our Nexus 7 2012….the people who put this together is there a way to get it OTA like normally?