Motorola is one of Google’s OEMs, and it was very quick in delivering the latest Android updates for its phones, the Moto flagships were the first ones to receive the Android 6.0 update, then the company continued upgrading the mid-range models and in this quarter, the 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is expected to be rolled out.
The Moto X Pure Edition on Sprint and U.S., also known as Moto X Style in the rest of the world, was upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in 2015 and in Brazil, India and Europe, this build was released at the end. Then, Motorola ran a soak test for the Droid Turbo 2 on Verizon, and started rolling out the Android 6.0 update to this model. As for the Moto X Play (Verizon Droid Maxx 2), this model is preparing to be upgraded soon. The other variant of the Droid Turbo 2, also known as Moto X Force in the rest of the countries, has started receiving the Android 6.0 update, according to some users.
The Moto G 2015 model has been upgraded to Android 6.0 in many parts of the world, like in India, Europe and the US, while the Moto E 2015 is waiting in line to receive this update.
The 2014 variant of the Moto X was upgraded in December 2015 and now the Moto G and its LTE variant are receiving the Android 6.0 update in phases. Motorola hasn’t mentioned anything about the Moto E 2014, and most likely, the Android M will never be available for this model.
The Moto 360 smartwatches were also upgraded, as both generations have received the Android Wear 1.4 update, which is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. At this point, there’s no Motorola smartphone running on 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but when this update will start rolling out, it will bring 200 new emojis; dark theme and rotation support; Voice API and Assist API; Google settings app; performance improvements thanks to Doze and App standby; support for Type-C and reverse charging, fingerprint scanners and microSD (applications will be installed on cards); App permissions etc.