Moto G (2015) is currently running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, however, the Lenovo-owned company has begun rolling out a new update for this device.
The new Moto G (3rd Gen) software update brings Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to this device, a similar update that owners of the Moto X Play received about a month ago.
While it is possible that some users of this Moto G (2015) smartphone had not made the official jump to Android 6.0 M when it was availed earlier this year, the fact that there is a new version will mean there is really no need of updating to the previously released version before jumping to the newer one.
What Moto G (2015) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update brings
Motorola will be bringing the same update that it brought to the Moto X Play to this Moto G (2015) smartphone. So, expect to see things like a new Android security update for the month of March, which although late, brings some needed bug fixes and improvements. This Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update also brings Unicode 8.0 emoji support to the Moto G.
There is even more as the software update also brings along some changes in the camera shutter tone switch where users can turn it on and off anytime they feel like.
The software can be downloaded to your device via an OTA update. In short, just head to the Settings of your Moto G (3rd Gen) and scroll down to About Phone. While here, tap on System Updates and you will be able to kick off the update process. Keep in mind that the update is quite sizeable, weighing about 372MB. As a result, it is recommended that users connect to the internet using Wi-Fi or a high-speed network.
With the new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software update, users of last year’s Moto G will be able to enjoy enhanced control over app permissions, the Doze feature, Android Pay, Google Now on Tap while developers will enjoy working with new fingerprint APIs, among others. As usual, Motorola also has its own updates to accompany the Google-based improvements. One most notable one is the omission of Moto Assist tool and instead replacing it with the Do Not Disturb feature that comes baked inside the Sound and Notification settings. The company says that the new feature will take on the same role that the Moto Assist feature was tasked with.