The Indian owners of a Moto G released in 2014 are finally able to upgrade their devices to the latest Android version, 6.0 Marshmallow. Motorola has ended the soak test which was concluded in India and Brazil, and because there were no issues with the software, the company is firstly rolling out the firmware to the Indian users. Another Motorola phone that will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the DROID Turbo 2.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released at the beginning of January for the Moto G 3nd generation in India, and now Motorola is upgrading the successor in the same country. The users who haven’t received yet a notification message for this update can go to the apps menu, select the Settings icon, then About phone, System updates and click on Yes, I’m in. the software will be downloaded and then, the Install now button will appear. After clicking on it, Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be installed and the phone will automatically restart.
The new features that have been introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow are: App Standby, which reduces the battery drain by putting the seldom-used apps into a reduced activity state; App Permissions, which will help the users have a better control over what parts of their phone can be shared with an application; Expandable Storage, by allowing applications to be installed on the microSD card; Do Not Disturb, a mode that will silence the phone for a few hours, so it won’t make any sound or vibrate; Volume Controls, allowing the users to easily control the ringtone, media and alarm volume; Now on Tap, a feature that will provide Google Now contextual results (relevant information) in the application that is currently used; Direct Share to contacts etc. Moreover, Motorola has added three proprietary features: Moto Assist, Motorola Migrate and Motorola Alert.
The other Motorola device that started receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the DROID Turbo 2 on Verizon. The build number of Android 6.0 Marshmallow that the users should receive is 24.14.9. The soak test was conducted in December last year, on a few employee units, and only now, the update is available to the customers. Verizon has ditched the Ambient Display feature, which was replaced with Motorola’s Moto Display.
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