Motorola announces Moto X Pure Edition Marshmallow update for Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular

Motorola announces Moto X Pure Edition Marshmallow update for Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular
Just last week, we heard that Motorola was starting the soak test for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its latest Moto X Pure Edition, and as has been mostly customary with Motorola, the soak test was pretty quick it seems. A Motorola employee took to Google+ to announce that the Marshmallow rollout has begun in earnest on some US carriers.

According to David Schuster, senior director of software product management for Motorola, the Android 6.0 rollout has officially begun for Moto X Pure Edition users on Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular. Additionally, Motorola has begun the Marshmallow soak test for the Moto X Play in Brazil and India, and the Moto X Force in Brazil. There is no word on other versions of the Moto X Pure in the US. 

Motorola doesn't have any special features on the way for the Android 6.0 update for its devices, and lists only the standard Marshmallow features like Doze, Now on Tap, and simplified volume controls. So, if anyone out there has a Moto X Pure and you see the update hitting your device, let us know in the comments. It would be interesting to see how long the rollout takes. 

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Moto X Pure Edition (2015)
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. seniorkido

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Received Marshmallow update on my Unlocked Moto X Pure earlier today!

2. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Got it today 3pm pacific

3. ceepyou

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Received at 5pm PST today, 12/8.

4. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I have an unlocked Moto X Pure and I still haven't received it. PST 11:39pm

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So much for being a "Pure" Edition phone.

7. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010


6. Kunal1808

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

I got mine last night. It's doing good so far

8. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

woot got Mine this morning. Fantastic.

9. Brewski

Posts: 722; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

When is Droid Turbo 2 getting it? Similar hardware and newer device, can't wait!

10. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

What's the holdup on AT&T then?

11. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

nothing. I got it. I am on AT&T. It wasn't working at first....I just put the phone in airplane mode and then when I woke up in the morning my update was ready. I don't know if airplane mode did anything though.I tried it several times with airplane mode on and it did not work. ONly after a couple of hours.

12. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Got mine this morning! Except I'm still extremely mad at Motorloa!!

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