Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released about three months ago and still, there aren’t many devices running this version of the operating system. Motorola has been updating some of their devices to this version, it is probably easier for this company, as their devices run an almost uncustomized version of the OS. A couple of weeks ago, the company announced that the update was ready for the newest Moto G in India, although it might take some time before it reaches most devices. Now, the company has announced that they will start updating the second-generation Moto G, the one that was released in 2014 in that country, as well.
Once again, let’s remember that updates are rolled out in stages, so it might take some time before users see the notification in their device. Once they get the notification message regarding this update, they just need to select “Yes, I’m in” and the software will be downloaded, afterwards, users just need to select “Install Now” to start that process. Those who haven’t received the notification could check if the update is already available in the About section of the Settings menu, where they will find information regarding System Updates. In either case, Motorola recommends having over 50% of battery life and a Wi-Fi connection to save on data expenses.
Android 6.0 brings improvements such as a new app permission system, which lets users have more control of their phone. There’s also Doze mode, which improves battery life and Google Now On Tap provide contextual information of what’s displayed on screen. There’s a new way to handle Do Not Disturb mode and improvements have been made to the Volume controls. Internally, there’s a new way to control removable storage and a few other improvements. Moto Assist will get new modes including Sleeping and Meeting, as well as Driving and Home, so the app can change how the phone behaves under certain conditions. Motorola Migrate will no longer be available after the update, as the company considers its functionality to be somewhat redundant, and Motorola Alert will also disappear although those who really want the app can download it from the Play Store.