After Google’s announcement on September 29 in San Francisco, where the company introduced a couple of brand new Nexus smartphones (6P and 5X), both running the latest version of Android codename Marshmallow, mobile makers such as Motorola begin announcing which of their devices will make the jump in the following months to Android 6.0 OS.
Motorola has a pretty long list of devices that’ll see an upgrade to Marshmallow, however, it doesnt include any of the 2013 Moto series, not even the original Moto X. As this is Motorola’s first announcement regarding an upgrade to Android 6.0, the list you see below might change in the following months, after Motorola Software Development Engineers have thoroughly tested the OS on all of its hardware.
Which Motorola smartphones will receive Android 6.0:
- 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 Asia2 (2nd gen)
- 2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE2 (2nd gen)
- DROID Turbo
- 2014 Moto MAXX
- 2014 Moto Turbo
- Nexus 6
Some of the features that Marshmallow will bring to aforementioned Motorola smartphones
- Doze Mode — This new feature monitors your phone and puts it into a deep sleep when it’s not being used, which can extend battery life substantially.
- Now on Tap — We love Google Now, and it’s improved in Android M. Simply long press the home button to bring up the Google Now feature and display information based on whatever you’re doing at the time.
- Android Pay — Android M allows you to bring up Android Pay with a simple tap and easily make purchases without having to open a separate app.
- Direct Share — Share your photos, news, links, etc. with your favorite contacts easily and quickly.
- Simpler volume controls — A more intuitive way to control ringtone and media volume.
including changes made by Motorola itself to the Moto Enhancements to complement the new OS flavour like a more advanced backing up user data (Motorola Migrate substitute), the ‘Do not disturb’ which you’ll find in this update under the ‘Sound and notification’ settings, similar to Moto Assist, reason why the OEM is removing Moto Assist in the upcoming firmware update.
For further details check Motorola’s blog.