Android Marshmallow is currently on just 7.5% of all Android-powered devices. When compared to the whopping 77% that iOS 9 has managed with respect to iOS-powered devices, this is a big failure on the side of Google.
Nevertheless, the search engine giant might probably stay off this argument given that it does its part of rolling out the updates in time, only for the smartphone manufacturers and carriers to come in with more delays. Apparently, it is now that the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 is receiving the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, more than six months since the software appeared on Google Nexus devices.
Of course, there are quite a number of Motorola smartphones that have already received the Marshmallow update, in fact, some carriers in the U.S. have already availed the update on their devices. However, given that the Droid Maxx 2 is exclusive to Verizon, owners of this device had no choice but to sit back and wait. Well, the waiting is over and finally you can upgrade the Maxx 2 to the latest OS.
The Motorola Droid Maxx 2 joins the likes of Motorola Droid Turbo 2 and Samsung Galaxy S6 in receiving the new OS on Verizon. So, keep an eye on the OTA notification from Verizon and update your device whenever the opportunity comes.
The updates will no hit all Motorola Droid Maxx 2 devices in the country at once, thus, you may find yourself lagging behind as far as this update is concerned. If this is your case, there is really nothing to fret about. You can manually check for the availability of the update on your device via the Settings menu and then scroll down to the “About phone” option. While in there, tap on the “Software updates” option and the phone will start scanning Verizon servers for the availability of the OS. If it’s ready, you will be able to proceed with downloading and installing the OS, however, you may find that it isn’t, which means you go back to the waiting game.
Nonetheless, the update shouldn’t take too long to come to your device given that it is already here. Probably, the new few days will see all users of the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 receive this Marshmallow update. Once the device is updated, you will be treated to things like Doze for efficient management of your phone’s battery, Google Now on Tap, improved apps permissions management, Direct Share, Do not disturb mode as well as the latest monthly Android security bulletin.
There are no details of how big the file size is, but with many Lollipop to Marshmallow updates managing to stay below 1.2GB, we expect the same for the Motorola Droid Maxx 2. As a result, ensure that you connect to the internet using Wi-Fi and that your battery is at least 75% fully charged during the update.