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Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released six months ago, but it’s running on only 4.6 percent of all total Android mobile devices, especially on flagships and recently-released mid-range smartphones. Motorola has released its Droid Turbo 2 in the same month, but with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and its unlocked version already has been upgraded to the latest version. Carriers have moved slower, but now, Verizon is ready to roll out the update to its subscribers.

The reason why carriers are upgrading their mobile devices much later is because they must go through certifications before getting the green light to updates. Fortunately for Verizon carriers, this update is “in full deployment”, according to Motorola‘s David Schuster, who made the announcement on Google Plus. This means that the release of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Droid Turbo 2 is imminent and it will bring new features such as Doze – the mode that comes into action when the device is idle and extends the battery life in combination with App Standby; App permissions – applications will ask permission to use parts of the device such as location, microphone or camera; App links – users will no longer need to launch an application in order to open a link; Google Now on Tap will provide information based on content from the screen; Do Not Disturb mode – it will silence the phone so it won’t make sounds or vibrate when you’re sleeping or working and don’t want to be bothered by calls or notifications; expandable storage management – allowing applications to be installed on SD cards.

The Droid Turbo 2 will receive Moto-specific updates such as Moto Display, which removed Ambient Display, and “Sleeping and Meeting” and “Driving and Places” modes are now part of the Moto Assist app.


The Droid Turbo 2 has a 5.4-inch AMOLED display with a QHD resolution and five layers of protection, which makes it very hard to crack; it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor (Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57) backed by an Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM, it’s available in two variants of internal memories of 32GB and 64GB, which are expandable up to 200GB and it has a primary camera of 21MP with an aperture of f/2.0 and features such as phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. On the front side is located a 5MP camera with the same aperture and offers LED flash. The battery is very large, with a capacity of 3760mAh.