The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is now being rolled out to the Motorola Droid Turbo 2. It is worth noting that, this handset is exclusive to Verizon Wireless.
Motorola’s David Schuster announced via his Google+ account that the company is fully deploying the Android 6.0 update to all Motorola Droid Turbo 2 units starting April 26. In any case, firmware roll outs happen in phases. Hence, the OTA update might take a couple of days before it hits all the handsets.
Prior to downloading and installing the update, Motorola Droid Turbo 2 users are advised to have a stable Wi-Fi connection and at least 50 percent of battery charge left in the handset.
Speaking of key features, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update brings in the brilliant “Doze Mode.” This mode cuts down the background activities by putting the handset to deep sleep after a stipulated period of inactivity. By doing so, the stand-by battery life of the Turbo 2 gets maximized.
Furthermore, the Marshmallow update also brings in the Google Now On Tap feature, which displays contextual search results based on the entities displayed on the screen. To top it off, Google has apparently enhanced app permissions. It gives more control over what to share with the third-party apps. With this feature, device users will be able to give or deny permissions to apps based on individual features.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update allows the device user to decide what action should be performed for each of the apps when clicking a web link. To top it off, this update enables the SD card to “fully extend” Droid Turbo 2’s internal storage. Prior to this, the SD cards were used to store media files (pictures, videos, audio) exclusively. With Android 6.0 onboard, downloaded apps and games can also be stored.
This update also brings in a new “Do not disturb” mode with three options namely “Priority only,” “Total silence” and “Alarms only.” Other key features include changes to Volume Control, Direct Share, Moto Display and Moto Assist.