Android 6.0 Marshmallow roll-out begins for Motorola Moto G (2014)
The roll-out of Android 6.0 Marshmallow seems to be gathering quite a bit of steam lately. After a slow start, a number of OEMs and carriers appear to be getting their acts together. In the latest development, the 2nd-gen Moto G is getting a piece of the action along with its the LTE-ready version.
Though it's since been succeeded by last year's 3rd-gen model, the Moto G (2014) remains a popular budget handset, particularly across developing markets. As such, the new update to Marshmallow is currently making its way to devices throughout India courtesy of an over-the-air release.
Soak testing has already taken place in India as well as Brazil -- another market flooded with devices of the Moto G's caliber. The jump to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is farther than most, since the last major bump for the device was Android 5.0 Lollipop. The 2nd-gen Moto G never got Android 5.1, so Marshmallow should go down a treat with those who install it.
Google Now on Tap and the Doze auto-sleep mode designed to conserve battery. Users will also get to enjoy the many enhancements and tweaks that were offered by Android 5.1 including better toggles and improved heads-up notifications.Marshmallow includes a slew of new features, including
If you've been waiting patiently for this update, you can grab the OTA by navigating through Settings --> About Phone on your device. For now, it's only officially rolling out to India, and there's no word on when it'll release in Brazil or any other location.
As ever, we'll have more info as it arrives, so stay tuned.