New emoji (emoticons) are the major attraction of this minor update.
Google will start rolling out the Android 6.0.1 update to Nexus devices starting today, as revealed on the official Nexus Google+ page. Like the minor bump in version number suggests, the update doesn’t bring a whole lot, with new and update emoji said to be the most notable feature.
6.0.1 also makes changes to the navigation button layout on tablets. Instead of being centered, the back and home keys are now placed on the left side of the display, while the multitasking (overview) button is on the right. This is to make it easier for users to access these buttons using their thumbs. The ‘do not disturb’ mode sees the return of an option that makes the device disable the mode when the next alarm sounds, which was possible on Android 5.0 but went missing with Android 6.0.
Google doesn’t say which devices will get 6.0.1, but all the Nexus devices that were updated to 6.0 (the Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player) should be making the jump. As usual, the update should be rolling out in stages, so it will be a few days before all the Nexus devices out there are running Android 6.0.1.