GoodGuy CyanogenMod bringing your device Android 6.0

I say "good guy" in almost sarcastically because of the antics of the parent Cyanogen company, specifically that Kirt guy.

Anyhow, the folks at Google have let out the Android 6.0 images for the Nexus devices, and for the most part, most of the Nexus devices should have their update already.

We're still officially waiting for OEMs to catch up (tho' some specific regions have seen updates), and it should be soon...

To show up the OEMs Cyanogenmod has just come out with their latest nightlies CM13 which are now based on on Android 6.0 for a few devices (but it's growing):

OnePlus One
Nexus 7
Smasung Glaaxy Tab Pro 8.4
LG GPad 7
Motorola Moto X (2014)

The main rule in CM has always been, 'don't ask about ETAs', which has worked in the past, but it seems this update has been a fair bit longer.  Which is understandable as the company has moved itself into the realm of legitimacy and has grown in its complexity (almost like the OEMs themselves); as such it has taken a bit longer.

But, they've still beat out any of the OEMs.

Here's their notes for those who are thinking of flashing the nightly

  1. If you are on CM 12.1 YOG4P or CM 12.1 YOG7D releases, we recommend you stay on course with the SNAPSHOT release channel and not jump to nightlies unless you are willing to accept a dip in quality. Our stable branches are vetted, CTS run and (in some cases) shipped on retail devices – which means the quality of those branches is far and above that of nightlies. We’d advise these folks to stay on the SNAPSHOT train, and we’ll have a quality approved SNAPSHOT for CM13 sometime Jan.
  2. If you are on a 12.1 nightly, you can ‘dirty flash’ CM13 (read update like any sane person) as long as you also update your third party addons in the same pass. This means, if you use Xposed, OpenGapps, etc. flash a Marshmallow compatible version of them immediately after your CM13 flash.
  3. If you have taken any unofficial, XDA or self made builds of the CM13 source code, we’d advise you to wipe upon coming to our official nightlies as we cannot ensure upgrade compatibility with third party distributions. Of course, you are welcome to not heed our suggestion, but don’t blame us if something goes sideways.

Source: Cyanogenmod via AndroidCentre