The latest Android Marshmallow update is finally rolling out to the second generation Moto G mid-range smartphone in the US. Motorola didn’t even bother to release the LTE variant of this device in this country, considering that it’s not a priority, and it was extremely important for the owners of the 3G-only variant to receive this update.
Google has released Marshmallow in October 2015 and Motorola was one of the first OEMs that got their hands on this update, and the flagships have received the firmware first, while the older devices and mid-range models were scheduled to be upgraded much later.
Therefore, Motorola has started to upgrade its Moto X 2015, then the Moto G 2015 and the Moto G 2014 is finally receiving this software in the US, after the users from Brazil and India were very satisfied with the latest features that have been introduced in Marshmallow. The Moto G 2014 devices from the US will receive also the January security patches, in addition to the already known features of Marshmallow: Google Now on Tap, Doze – the battery saver, better app permissions, user interface improvements and many fixes. The update will roll out over the air, which means that it will arrive in phases.
The Moto G 2014 can be purchased at a price of 100 dollars. The phone has a plastic body which is resistant to water, its display measures 5-inch and it was built using the IPS LCD technology, which gives a maximum resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 294 ppi. Inside, it houses a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset that is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor which is backed by an Adreno 305 GPU and has only 1GB of RAM. Its internal memory has a capacity of 8GB, but which can be expanded up to 32GB and the battery is very small and non-removable, supporting a capacity of only 2070mAh. On the rear side is located an 8MP camera with f/2.0 optics and autofocus, LED flash and HDR, while the front camera is very weak, of only 2MP.
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