Verizon Rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update to DROID Turbo 2

Droid Turbo 2

Verizon Wireless has started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its subscribers having the DROID Turbo 2 handsets.

Reports about the Marshmallow update hitting Verizon’s DROID Turbo 2 started way back in December last year. In February 2016, the carrier posted some details regarding the update but later removed them. Yesterday, however, Verizon Wireless officially confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow update was scheduled to hit the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 starting March 1st.

The Marshmallow Update for Motorola DROID Turbo 2  

Verizon describes the Android Marshmallow update to the DROID Turbo 2 as one that seeks to improve the user experience in terms of battery performance, apps’ control amongst other features. With the new update, users will be able to get relevant info based on the current context displayed on the phone with the Google Now on Tap feature.

The “Doze” and “App Standby” modes that are in the latest Android 6.0 update will enhance improved battery performance of the DROID Turbo 2. These modes optimize the functionalities of the device such that its battery life lasts longer. Marshmallow also gives users control over info that can be shared with apps on your device. This is facilitated by the newly introduced “Apps permission” feature.

Droid Turbo 2

With the support for MicroSD card external storage, the Android 6.0 update allows users to have more storage space to use on their DROID Turbo 2. Further, the “Do not disturb” functionality allows users not to be interrupted by the phone when engaged in other non-phone related activities. “Direct Share” feature on Marshmallow facilitates sharing of content directly to a chat or contact within an app.

Changes coming with the update

In this latest Android 6.0 update, “Ambient Display” has been replaced with “Moto Display”. Tap the “Moto” app then select the icon in the top right corner of your screen and then head to “Display” and toggle the switch found at the top.

“Moto Assist” has also been integrated into the Android 6.0 update in your DROID Turbo 2 device. While driving, you can have your calls and messages read out loud with the “Driving and Places” feature. Simply open the “Moto” app and hit on the icon found at the top right corner of the display then tap on “Voice” > “Talk to me”. “Keep quiet” and “Play music” options while driving are no longer supported on the latest update.

“Attentive Display” has also been integrated into “Moto Actions” in the Android Marshmallow update for Verizon’s DROID Turbo 2. It’s found in the “Moto” app and helps in dimming the display when not being looked at.

Getting the update

To install the update, ensure that you have a strong internet connection and with good battery charge. Follow the instructions coming with the update notification.

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