Motorola recently published a grand list of the devices that will be receiving the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. However, there are some surprising set of devices that will not be getting the latest update.
As it turns out, the well-received Motorola Moto X (Gen 2) carrier versions may not receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. However, the Google Pure Edition variant of the second-generation device is expected to receive the update. Even though the list did not include the carrier names specific to the U.S., Motorola's forums manager has apparently cleared the doubt.
According to Motorola’s Matt, "The carrier versions -- AT&T and Verizon -- will not get the upgrade.”
This means, AT&T and Verizon variants of the Motorola Moto X (Gen 2) will not receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As Tech Times puts it, “the flagship phone from Motorola that is on the shelf for only a year” will not get the latest Android update. This decision will apparently not change as the forum clearly said that the tech giant has finalized the list.
Meanwhile, here is the list of Motorola smartphones scheduled to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: the 2015 flagship Moto X Pure Edition (Gen 3), Moto X Style (Gen 3), 2015 Moto X Play, Moto G (Gen 3), 2014 Moto X Pure Edition (Gen 2), 2014 Moto X (Gen 2) specific to Latin America, Europe and Asia, 2014 Moto G, Moto G 4G LTE (Gen 2), 2014 Moto Turbo, 2014 Moto MAXX, Motorola Nexus 6 and DROID Turbo.
It is worth noting that the entry-level “Moto E” is missing from the aforementioned list. GSM Arena said that the Moto E (Gen 2), released only eight months back, will not be receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, similar to the Gen 2 version of the Moto X.
Speaking of major changes, Motorola has the following set of features listed as improvements:
- Doze Mode - for battery life enhancement.
- Simpler volume control.
- Now on Tap - works in tandem with Google Now.
- Android Pay - the new mobile payment system.
- Direct Share - helps easing the data/content exchange.