The Marshmallow Update and its application in Nexus 7 (2012)


Hats off to Android authorities for putting up an enchanted show in case of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The fans were in awe the moment they look at the marvelous features of this new breathtaking operating system. The kick off began in an amazing way and it was announced that the devices that are going to receive the update will be awarded this facility in a sequential process. In the first phase, Google Nexus devices were likely to receive the update facility and in the second place, the software will be made available to other devices. The first devices that received update facility was Nexus line-up however, the most shocking news for fans turned out when an adorable device in the list, i.e. Nexus 7 (2012) was excluded from the list and was met with wild criticism from four corners.


According to Android authorities Nexus 7 from 2012 already has received two update facilities and that is why its not qualification was on the cards. In addition, when it comes to Nexus line-up, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 would also not be able to receive the Marshmallow update.

For diehards, the happiest day turned out to be the one when an XDA Developer Forum senior member vocoderism comes up with a mesmerizing solution to this fiasco. According to this ingenious solution, you can do this through a custom Android 6.0 Marshmallow (AOSP) custom ROM. The simple procedure in this regard would be to download the Android 6.0 Marshmallow via AOSP custom ROM zip file and then download Google Apps zip file from the XDA Developer forum. Hence, in a simple way you would be able to download Google Nexus 7 device to your computer and thus enjoy an exceptional OS on your mobile.

  • Bob

    Nexus 7 (2012) received the Lollipop update but would have been better without it, because the processor can’t execute the code properly, leading to frequent freezing up. That tablet does not use a processor from the Snapdragon famnily. You’d have to be crazy to want to update it further.

    On the other hand the Nexus 5 (2013) seems to have accepted the Marshmallow update very well. It has a Snapdragon processor.