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Verizon has gained a reputation for being one of the slowest carriers to release the Android 6.0 update for its phones. However, the U.S. telecommunications company is making up for it by releasing Marshmallow updates for several devices, one of which is the Motorola Droid Maxx 2.

The smartphone, which is released exclusively under Verizon, will receive the latest Android firmware within the month. It’s expected that the update will be distributed to all Verizon subscribers who own the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 by the end of May.

The Marshmallow update will be distributed through over-the-air (OTA) connection. However, starting today, Motorola Droid Maxx 2 owners can manually check if they already have the update by going to their phone’s Settings, tapping “About Device”, and choosing “Check for Software Update”. If they receive a prompt for a software update, they can go ahead and download the latest firmware.



Before doing so, though, they must make sure that they have enough memory space in their phone to accommodate the update, which is around 1GB in size. They should also have a full battery or at the very least 50 percent battery life (to ensure their phone won’t shut off in the middle of downloading and installing the update) and that they have a fast and stable Wi-Fi connection.

The Android 6.0 update for the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 comes through the software versions SU1A: 23.44.3.lux_verizon.verizon.en.US and SU2B: 24.64.4.lux_verizon.verizon.en.US.

By downloading the Android 6.0 update, Motorola Droid Maxx 2 users will get to enjoy a wide range of features that Marshmallow brings. One of these is Doze, which analyzes app usage and limits app activities in the background while allowing important alarms and notifications to continue. These, in turn extend the phone’s battery life and ensure it lasts for a longer time on a single charge.

Another Marshmallow feature is Google Now on Tap. This allows users to get more information about a certain topic in an easier and quicker way instead of manually opening a browser, going to a search engine, and making a search. For instance, if a user receives a text message about a certain movie, he only has to give the home button a long press to access Now on Tap and get links to webpages about that movie. He’ll also receive shortcut links to relevant apps, such as those that provide movie reviews and those that let users buy cinema tickets.

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