Moto E, Moto G, and the Moto X series of Motorola smartphones were recently confirmed to be among the recipients of the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
While the company remains to be among the first smartphone OEMs to push the Marshmallow update to its devices, the highly-regarded Moto E (2015), Moto G (2014 and 2015), Moto X (2014) as well as the Moto X Style and Moto X Play are yet to receive this update. The good side of the story is that the Lenovo-owned company has confirmed that all of the above-named devices are on the list of the devices to receive this new operating system.
Despite the fact that the Moto E, Moto G and Moto X series will be receiving the Marshmallow update at some point this year, the company has not been crystal clear with the exact dates these updates will start rolling out. As usual, don’t expect to receive this update on the same day. However, those using the Moto E (2015) variant powered by the Snapdragon 410 processor will be among the first to receive the update. But this first phase might leave out dwellers of the United States and China, among other regions.
No Android Marshmallow updates for 2013’s Moto G and Moto X
Major smartphone OEMs have no formula of rolling out updates to their devices. However, the updates are usually meant to better the functionality and performance of the devices. With this in mind, the Moto G (2013) and Moto X (2013) will not be receiving the current Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update due to compatibility issues. Rather than improve the devices, the update might end up crippling their functionality, usability, and general performance.
There is, however, some good news for those using the Moto Droid Turbo, Moto MAXX, and the Moto Turbo. These devices will also be following the 2014 and 2015 versions of the Moto G, Moto E and Moto X in receiving the Marshmallow update. However, there is no specific date as to when this will be happening.
Apparently, those using the Moto X Pure Edition and Moto X (2014) are already receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow on their devices. It is expected that U.S. carriers such as Verizon, U.S. Cellular, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will jump in soon to start availing this update to the various Motorola devices that are eligible for the upgrade. There are even some reports claiming that Sprint and AT&T have already set the dates for rolling out this update on the said Motorola devices, but this cannot be confirmed just yet.