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Motorola Lists Moto Phones Which Will Be Updated With Marshmallow OS

Motorola has announced today that it will be updating almost all the latest Moto phones with the newly launched Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS. This is the advantage of having Moto device which gets updated to the latest Android OS at the first instance.


In its blog post, Motorola has mentioned that following devices will be updated with Android M 6.0:

2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen)
2015 Moto X Play
2015 Moto G (3rd gen)
2014 Moto X Pure Edition in the US (2nd gen)
2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia except China upgrade, which is under evaluation (2nd gen)
2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE (2nd gen)
2014 Moto MAXX
2014 Moto Turbo
Nexus 6

Motorola has not mentioned the time frame for the update but states that it will be fast and the dates will be announced for respective devices in the coming weeks.

Some of the salient features of Marshmallow 6.0 OS :

Doze Mode — This new feature monitors your phone and puts it into a deep sleep when it’s not being used, which can extend battery life substantially.
Now on Tap —  Google Now has been improved in Android M. Simply long press the home button to bring up the Google Now feature and display information based on whatever you’re doing at the time.
Android Pay — Android M allows you to bring up Android Pay with a simple tap and easily make purchases without having to open a separate app ( applicable in few countries)
Direct Share — Share your photos, news, links, etc. with your favorite contacts easily and quickly.
Simpler volume controls — A more intuitive way to control ringtone and media volume.

Motorola is also retiring few of its features developed by them for their devices which are now available on Android M. Acccording to Bjorn Kilburn,VP, Software Product Management at Motorola, “the release of a new Android version is a great time to take a fresh look at our signature Moto Enhancements to ensure we’re complementing Android (not competing with it).” For example, you’ll find an option for ‘Do not disturb’ under the ‘Sound and notification’ settings to make sure you’re not interrupted during meetings or while sleeping. That’s similar to Moto Assist, so we’re removing Moto Assist as part of the upgrade to M, he adds.

Similarly, Motorola Migrate is being withdrawn as Android M also enhances support for backing up user data. Google Chrome extension is also being withdrawn found in Motorola Connect. ”Since we created Motorola Connect, several similar services have shown up on Google Play and many consumers have moved from SMS to other over-the-top messaging services. Both of these products were valuable in their time but the world has moved on and they no longer add enough value to justify taking up space in your(Moto) device” concludes Bjorn Kilburn.


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