Plans regarding the final announcement of Google’s latest and greatest mobile OS – Android 6.0 Marshmallow is already sheds the light on when it going to happen, and was revealed in our published post recently. Now that Motorola has confirmed that their manufactured Moto range smartphones and tablets will also be getting the Marshmallow update just after its official iteration with the newly launched Google Nexus 5X and Huawei-made Nexus 6P this month.
Learn more about which Moto phones will get Android 6.0 software updates and also know which of them are been left over in the cloud. The new Android Marshmallow operating system is here and it looks like Motorola is up behind the scenes, working on changes to Moto enhancements. Announced a list of devices that will be receiving the flavor of Marshmallow update first, which includes the 2nd-gen Moto X, 3rd-Gen, Pure Edition, Style and Moto Play, followed by Moto G (2nd Gen, 3rd-Gen), Droid Turbo, Moto MAXX and Moto Turbo to say a complete list of devices.
Motorola is also making some changes to its custom software as well. Confirmed its intention on Friday to issue Android Marshmallow version 6.0 updates for a number of its smartphones. Additionally, the Lenovo-owned handset maker says it’s making some minimal changes to the apps that come pre-loaded with the Marshmallow 6.0 update.
While speaking about other phone makers typically take months to release major Android sofware updates, for instance many phone manufacturers are still stucked in Android 5.0 Lollipop, and Motorola is usually able to roll out Android 6.0 update in a fraction of time. How? Now that, it’s said Motorola strips its pre-installed software down to nearly stock Android and doesn’t have to worry about compatibility issues with custom ROMs or skins or one-off features. Why? That’s because many of its phones are solid direct-to-consumer, there are no hoops to jump through with getting additional certification from wireless carriers.
The newest version 6.0 of Android Marshmallow introduces features thae closely mimic those previously found in Motorola phones. So, Motorola will indeed continue to trim down its pre-loaded software enhancements as part of its focus on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Version 6.0 includes a “Do no disturb” setting in the sound and notification submenu, which is a bit similar to Motorola’s Moto Assist. Marshmallow makes it easier to back up user data, a detail that replicates Motorola’s Migrate app. Additionally, Moto Assist and Moto Migrate will be excised when devices update to Android Marshmallow. And also said, is also removing Motorola Connect Google Chrome extension, which will retire in November.
Another features includes in Marshmallow. Attentive Display – will be also integrated into Moto Actions. Settings will be considerable in a single place, which by making it easier to turn Moto Display On or Off. For that however, you’ll need to open the Moto app, tap the icon on the top right corner of the screen, navigate to Display and tap the switch at the top. Moto Display is such inclusion that also gets Music controls for external Audio playing apps.
Which models Motorola plans to release Android 6.0 updates to? List is although comrised of devices released in 2014 and 2015. This isn’t to suggest other, or older, products won’t make the cut, but nevertheless are not a priority at this point. Currently!
According to Motorola, the following phones should see Marshmallow updates:
- 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
- 2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen)
- 2015 Moto X Play
- 2015 Moto G (3rd gen)
- 2014 Moto X Pure Edition in the US (2nd gen)
- 2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia (2nd gen) (China upgrade is still under evaluation)
- 2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE (2nd gen) (China upgrade is still under evaluation)
- DROID Turbo
- 2014 Moto MAXX
- 2014 Moto Turbo
- Nexus 6
Unfortunately, Moto E series and first generation Moto X and Moto G phones are not in the list. Motorola stopped short of naming the date when it will release updates for the various models; it plans to offer up more news in the coming weeks.
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