Second-generation Motorola Moto G gets a soak test; T-Mobile's Nexus 6 soon to be updated to Android 6.0

Second-generation Motorola Moto G gets a soak test; T-Mobile's Nexus 6 soon to be updated to Android 6.0
It just seems endless. No sooner did we report on all of the phones that were updated to Lollipop, then we start the cycle all over again with Marshmallow. And once all of those updates are completed, we will move ahead to Nonpareils (or whatever Google decides the next Android build should be). Today, as another work week ends, we have information about two handsets expected to soon receive Android 6.0.

According to some forum posts on XDA, the second-generation Motorola Moto G is in the midst of a soak test for Android 6.0. If all goes well with the testing, Android 6.0 will soon be available. The update for the phone weighs in at 461MB. Meanwhile, a tweet sent from tech commentator @askdes revealed that the T-Mobile version of the Nexus 6 has received approval for Marshmallow software version MRA58X. With that approval, the update should be imminent.

The T-Mobile Nexus 6 update to Android 6.0 has been delayed as the carrier tests it to make sure it contains support for LTE Band 12, and Wi-Fi calling. T-Mobile has been promoting its use of Band 12 for the mobile operator's Extended Range LTE. As a low-frequency spectrum, the signal travels farther and penetrates buildings better. Wi-Fi calling is a feature that allows those in areas with a weak T-Mobile cell signal, to make calls over a Wi-Fi pipeline.

Android 6.0 features Doze, which shuts down apps including those running in the background, to extend battery life. It also allows users to give permissions to apps on a feature-by-feature basis, and adds contextual search with Google Now On Tap. The update also adds native support for fingerprint scanning, and more.

source:  TechDroider via XDA

Related phones

Moto G (2014)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2070 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat



10. Threeadpool

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

Most likely getting the Moto G 2014 for my mother's early Christmas present. She has some old piece of crap running Gingerbread. Freaking GINGERBREAD. with the speed of the updates, looks like this is the right choice.

9. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

i m still using moto g xt1033 ist gen

6. Metropolis75

Posts: 200; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Okay. Where can I buy a Stay Putf Android Man?

4. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Still waiting for 5.1.1 for my S5...

7. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

5.1.x is not very good, I lost quite a lot of stock customizability (Power Saving cannot be customized) in the Settings app. The only noticeable difference is the notification bar, where it says EDIT and settings. Two Finger swipe on notification bar no longer brings list of icons. Running Note 5 port on Note 3 N9005

1. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

And Im still waiting on my Lg G3 :C

2. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

My friend has one of those, do you know if its getting Marshmallow. Though he's probably going to stick with Cyanogenmod.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

G3 is getting Marshmellow within the next three months.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I feel sorry for your friend.

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