Got a Motorola smartphone? Then you’d want to see if your device will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. As expected, most Motorola devices released from 2014 onwards will receive the update. However, the list doesn’t include the 2014 and 2015 iterations of the Moto E, which is a little odd.
The recently announced Motorola Moto X Style and Play (along with the Pure Edition, which is basically the unlocked variant of the Moto X Style in the US market) are set to receive the update, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise. The more affordable Moto G lineup (2014 and 2015 models) will also be updated, but not the 2013 model, unfortunately.
The 2014 Moto G.
As previously mentioned, the Moto E isn’t listed by Motorola as part of the devices that will receive the update. Even though the 2015 Moto E was unveiled earlier this year, it’s odd as to why Motorola isn’t updating it to Marshmallow. However, the company did say that “things may change,” so the Moto E could be updated in the future.
Motorola takes a different approach from most manufacturers when it comes to its devices’ software. In the past, the company has been scrutinised for its heavily modified version of Android. More recently, it has adopted a cleaner build of Android, which seems to be very well-received by consumers. Interestingly, Motorola will be removing its own apps that duplicate features that Android itself offers; a move that will definitely please advocates of the pure Android experience.
While Motorola has confirmed that these devices will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it has not set a clear date for the rollout yet beyond “the coming weeks.” The full list of Motorola devices that will receive the update can be found here.
(Source: Motorola Blog)