The second generation Moto E smartphone, which is the weakest model that Motorola has released in 2015, is reportedly receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in India, after the manufacturer has confirmed in December that the new firmware will be available in select regions for this budget device.
Android Police has reported that some of the users from India started receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on their Moto E 2015 over-the-air. The update has 454MB in size and it’s recommendable to connect to a WiFi network before downloading the Android update, because otherwise, you’ll have a bill shock. The users can also do a manual check for the update by going to Settings> About Phone> System Update.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings the following new features: Now on Tap, Doze and App standby; Android Pay (Google’s new mobile payment system); better ways to handle web links; improved app permissions; a new silent feature and the Do Not Disturb mode, which will block sounds, alarms and notifications when you want to be left alone for a few hours; a new feature for Chrome; and in addition, the February Android security patch has been included. Motorola has removed the Moto Assist feature because Android M brought the Do Not Disturb option, which performs similar function and there was no point in keeping that feature.
The Moto E 2015 was released exactly one year ago, and came with a 4.5-inch IPS LCD screen supporting a reasonable resolution of 540 x 960 pixels at 245 ppi. It has a matte plastic back with a 5MP camera in the middle, which lacks LED flash, while on the front side is placed a secondary VGA camera. Inside, you’ll find a 2390 mAh non-removable battery which powers either a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset with an Adreno 302 GPU (the 3G model) or a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor that’s housed by the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset with an Adreno 306 GPU(the LTE model). Both variants support 1GB of RAM and have an internal memory of 8GB, which is expandable up to 32GB with a microSD (dedicated slot).
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