Android 6.0 Marshmallow roll-out begins for Motorola Moto G (2014)

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. 

Marshmallow includes a slew of new features, including 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. 

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.

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Moto G (2014)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2070 mAh
Moto G LTE (2014)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2390 mAh

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3 Comments

1. nautiyalspandan

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Is there any hope for moto g 1st gen?? I am currently having the first gen and both first and 2nd gen have exactly same internals.. So it won't be that difficult....

2. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I'm hoping the Cricket Moto G 4G 2014 gets it. My son uses it now and it's been a very good phone overall.

3. Brewski

Posts: 672; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

What about the Turbo 2 and the Maxx 2? Both of these should have had 6.0 installed when they were released but they didn't so they should get the update soon. But when? I check it everyday...

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