The Motorola Droid Maxx 2 hit the market with its ability to offer outstanding value for money compared to the regular high-end smartphones.
Launched in October, the phone has been around for quite a while. But its powerful specifications meant that Motorola announced that the phone would be receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. No timeframe was given for this update, but a snapdragon 615 processor at the heart of the device coupled with 2 GB of RAM seemed unlikely enough for the phone to receive this update without any hiccups. This has not been the case, especially with regard to the phones on the Verizon network.
Verizon has just confirmed that the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 will be getting the much needed update, but once again without specifying any time frame. Despite running on the stock Android version, the presence of a carrier in between has been seen as the primary reason behind Android 6.0 Marshmallow being slow to arrive. The new operating system from Android comes with many new improvements and several new features. Battery life is expected to get a significant boost with the new doze mode, while Google Now on tap feature expands the ability of a popular application on the operating system.
Battery life has been the focus on this new OS. Android is made much more efficient by going into sleep mode after a certain period of time. This conserves the battery where previously some apps used to drain the juice even when the phone was not in use for extended periods of time. The update will be available over the air and it will be accessible within the settings app.
Verizon has advised its users to keep a full charge of battery and connection to a Wi-Fi network ready before going ahead with the update process. The new update is expected to be significantly larger at around 700 MB. The Motorola Droid Maxx 2 initially came with the Android 5.1 operating system. One of the high points of the device is the 5.5 inch full HD display. The phone also comes with an equally impressive 21-megapixel rear camera, which is supported by a five-megapixel camera. The demands of a large touch screen display are taken care of by a 3600 mAh battery – one of the largest in the business. The phone costs around $15 per month on a two-year contract.