Motorola is getting ready to upgrade its Moto Maxx (2014) and Moto Turbo (2014) smartphones to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, making a promise to the users that this will happen in the next weeks. The company had some software issues which made angry many users, but Motorola will solve them and Android 6.0 Marshmallow will run flawlessly. Some reports suggest that the update will be released by March 2016.
Lenovo has acquired Motorola at the beginning of 2014, but this didn’t affect the internal operations and the new owner promised the existing customers to provide Marshmallow updates on time. The first devices to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow were Moto X and Moto G and the next two phones that are scheduled to be upgraded in the first quarter of 2016 are the Moto Maxx (2014) and Moto Turbo (2014). Motorola has conducted the soak test on the eligible devices, in order to eliminate glitches ad other problems and the build will be available in short time. The manufacturer has made a mutual agreement with the partner mobile networks, so the OTA update will be pushed out in phases.
Other Motorola mid-range devices that will receive the update are the Droid Maxx 2, Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Turbo. Marshmallow will bring a new app drawer; Doze – the battery saver that will increase the phone’s life by up to 30 percent by closing applications that run in the background and they’re not used; app permissions; custom Chrome tabs; support for fingerprint scanners and Android Pay – with which the users will buy Android applications and will make payments at contactless points of sale; and when the phones will be upgraded to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, they will enjoy the new set of emojis.
Both, the Moto Maxx ad Droid Turbo, are splash resistant, have an OLED screen sized at 5.2-inch, which supports a QHD resolution; are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 processor that is backed by an Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB of RAM; have a 21MP main camera with dual LED flash, autofocus, HDR ad the front camera is 2MP. Even the battery is identical, having a capacity of 3900mAh. The only difference between these phones is related to their weight. The Moto Maxx weights 176 grams, being 7 grams heavier than its sibling.