Galaxy Nexus 7 (2012) and the Android Marshmallow Update

(Courtesy : Asus)(Courtesy : Asus)

With the arrival of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, we are having the most up to date and the latest operating system. As far as the Nexus flagship is concerned, we heard news about most of the members receiving updates such as Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 and Nexus 9. However, devices such as Nexus 7 from 2012 and Galaxy Nexus being excluded from this facility spread concerns among folks.


However, there is always good side of the story and the recent buzz is that developer community has come up with exceptional solution to this problem. The developers are working hard for an official Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Nexus 7 (2012) tablet and also for Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

Let’s first talk about Nexus 7 from 2012 and we should express our heartiest gratitude to Dmitry Grinberg, who is the name behind the recent Marshmallow ROM development for the Nexus 4. With the availability of Nexus 7 from 2012 update available, so far no bugs have been reported and the update goes smoothly. However, you should also need to know that the build is for the WiFi only version.

As far as Galaxy Nexus is concerned, XDA Forum user Ziyan have built an experimental Marshmallow build. However, it is not the final version and just the experimental one, Moreover, some bugs have also been reported and video recordings crash and NFC is not working, and the developer have been unable to recommend it for this smartphone and steps are being taken to improve the update.

  • Bill

    I tried the Marshmallow ROM on my 2012 Nexus 7 because I was disappointed to not get the latest version of Android. This device always got updates before my Nexus 5, but was sluggish until 5.1.1 came out. Major props to the developer for this ROM, but it is very experimental and I cannot recommend it. I’m now using CyanogenMod 12.1 and couldn’t be happier