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