Motorola Moto X Play begins to receive the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

Motorola Moto X Play begins to receive the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update
The Motorola Moto X Play, as you may remember, launched last year alongside the Moto X Style and the 2015 edition of the Moto G. Though the Style and Moto G were created with the U.S. market in mind, the Play was intended primarily for Canada, Latin America, and Europe. The device also made its way to the Indian market, and today, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is being rolled out to Moto X Play owners across both Canada and India.

Since the device already got Android 6.0 in Canada and India some months back, this update makes the incremental jump to version 6.0.1. The modest bump includes a healthy dose of new emoji, which will surely come in useful for conversation and social media. As well as the colorful icons, you get your usual assortment of bug fixes and performance tweaks, including Google's March security patch for Android. Even if you're not an emoji fan, it would be wise to grab the update if only to ensure your Moto X Play is as secure as possible.

Elsewhere, Motorola has made a couple of adjustments to the camera app, which can now be launched with a simple double-press of the power button. The shutter sound has also been adjusted to make the point-and-shoot experience just that little more pleasurable.

As aforementioned, the update is making its way through cyberspace to Moto X Play devices through Canada and India. If you reside in either location, head to your Settings app and check to see if the OTA has reached you. Bear in mind that updates are usually trickled out slowly, so it may take a few hours or days to finally arrive at your handset.

source: Android Authority

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Moto X Play
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3630 mAh



1. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Really good news for Mxzyptlk. He has the MXP.

3. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016


9. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

He has the Moto X Pure Edition, not the Moto X Play, two different phones and only one is available in the States.

10. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Thanks didn't know that.

2. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Pretty late software update considering Moto phones are almost stock. Even Samsung delivers it faster than Moto.

4. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yeah right still waiting for 6.0 on all samsung flagship ( beside S7 who came out with it ) on most carrier so Zack dont talk if you dont know what you talk about.

5. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Chill out mate.. no use bursting anger here. Am on my S6 and have marshmallow over 2 weeks. :) Worth the wait. Unlike almost stock Moto phones unnecessarily taking too long to push out the updates.

6. gskelter

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 23, 2016

late software update? moto play has marshmallow since months ago (november I guess). this update was from 6.0 to 6.0.1. so no, Samsung devices are not delivering software updates faster than Moto.

8. boys.noize

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 03, 2016

Zack, the moto X play is getting the 6.0.1, they had the 6.0 way much longer than you do..

7. iWinAndroBerry unregistered

Only a small fraction of Samsung phones received the update; the same goes for other manufactures. So, I would say that Moto is good with timing. But most importantly, at least they issued the update.

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