Google Releases Android 6.0 Source Code and Factory Images for Nexus Devices

Google has pushed Android 6.0 source code to AOSP (Android Open Source Project), and released factory images (MRA58K) for Nexus 6 & Nexus 5 smartphones, Nexus Player, as well as Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 (2013) tablets.

Android_6.0_Marshmallow

You can retrieve the code with the usual repo tool:


Some of keys changes are listed on Android Source microsite and include Doze and App Standby to save battery, new authentication interface sich as Fingerprint, Gatekeeper, and Keymaster, adoptable storage, Bluetooth stylus support, and more. If you want a more detailed changelog at the source code, Opersys got you covered by listing all differences between 5.1.1_r24 (LMY48W) to 6.0.0_r1 (MRA58K) with newly added components,  removed components, and modified components.

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Marius Cirsta
5 years ago

Any idea what kernel it uses ? Still stuck on 3.10 ?

Bill
Bill
5 years ago

I don’t see the code for the new Nexus devices.

Bill
Bill
5 years ago

Ok, found the sources. Kernel appears to be 3.16

Marius Cirsta
5 years ago

@Bill
Thanks, it’s good that they’re moving along …. device tree should be pretty standard in these newer kernels.

I remember how nice it was when I needed a ROM for an Allwinner A10 tablet, with their FEX system I could just get a generic Android 4.4 for the A10 and that was that… any differences were handled by the FEX config …. hopefully the device tree will bring similar benefits.

Harley
Harley
5 years ago

Any news of a updated version of the NDK (Native Development Kit) for Android?

https://developer.android.com/ndk/downloads/index.html

Android NDK Revision 10e (May 2015) is still the latest available for download.

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