The Moto G (2014) Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has begun rolling out. As usual, Android devices are very slow when it comes to receiving OS updates, especially when compared to the iPhone counterparts.
As usual, Android devices are very slow when it comes to receiving OS updates, especially when compared to the iPhone counterparts.
On many occasions, this has been related to the fact that the OS has to first be updated by Google before being sent out to smartphone OEMs. These OEMs in turn play around with the OS in order to customize it as they wish before finally sending it out to devices directly or through carriers. This is a process that takes quite some time and hence the slow nature of rolling out OS updates on Android devices.
Nevertheless, the 2014 Moto G is finally on the list of devices currently receiving the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. After starting the year slowly, quite a number of brands have started receiving the update, and Motorola is not to be left behind.
The Moto G (2014) was succeeded by last year’s Moto G (2015), however, this 2nd generation smartphone is still attractive among many users thanks to its affordable nature. With the number of smartphone users growing each day, the pricing as well as specs that come along with the Moto G (2014) make it a perfect fit for the developing markets.
Now that the update is coming to these devices courtesy of an OTA update, it is good news for the volumes that use it as they will be able to take advantage of the new capabilities Marshmallow brings to the fold.
Moto G (2014) Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is a huge jump
As mentioned earlier, last year saw a new version of the Moto G released, essentially succeeding the 2nd gen version. The Moto G (2014) only managed to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop update but never went past this, despite there being a newer Android 5.1. However, the new jump to Android Marshmallow is nothing to be taken lightly for it means a lot to both the company and users.
Some of the new features you will come across once your Moto G (2014) Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is complete include the Google Now on Tap as well as Doze mode; all of which are meant to better the experience of using the phone. If you thought you had missed it all when Android 5.1 Lollipop never made it to the Moto G (2014) model, all of the improvements, tweaks and new capabilities introduced on this iteration will now be at your disposal.
To grab an OTA update for your Moto G 2nd gen, go the device Settings>About Phone and from there, you can proceed with downloading the updates. Currently, the Moto G (2014) Marshmallow update is only available in India, but it will be coming to your region in no time.