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Verizon Rolling Out Marshmallow To Motorola Droid Turbo 2

March 2, 2016 - Written By Kishalaya Kundu

The Droid Turbo 2 could be considered one of the most innovative smartphones of 2015, thanks to its ‘Shattershield’ display. An innovative new technology that prevents its screen from breaking into pieces when dropped on a hard surface. The device was launched in the US as a Verizon exclusive late last year, and came with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. Just a few days ago, reports surfaced that the handset will receive its much-awaited Marshmallow update on March 1st, which is exactly what seems to be happening now, according to an announcement from Verizon Wireless. Android Marshmallow was originally supposed to have been rolled out to the Droid Turbo 2 early last month, but unfortunately for all Droid Turbo 2 owners, that turned out to be a false alarm. Now, however it seems like the carrier is rolling out the latest version of Android to the handset for real.

According to the post on Verizon’s official support page for the device, the Marshmallow update for the Droid Turbo 2 has been broken down into two separate packages. While the first one comes with version number 23.31.24, the second one bears version number 24.14.10. Marshmallow will bring along the expected list of goodies, including Google Now on Tap, Doze and App Standby features to extend battery life, revamped app permissions, more intuitive volume controls, an all-new Do Not Disturb mode, an enhanced set of options for opening web links and the much-requested Adoptable Storage feature that allows high-speed microSD cards to be used as an extension of internal storage, thereby allowing app installations on them.

There are a few other minor changes as well, which are exclusive to Motorola devices. That includes the removal of Ambient Display in favor of Moto Display and the integration of Attentive Display into Moto Actions. Either way, the update process has apparently already started as of Tuesday and will be expanded in phases, as is usually the case. Those who are yet to get the notification can check for it manually by going into Settings > About Phone > System Updates. If it’s still not available, fret not, as it should just be a matter of time before the new software is available for one and all across the length and breadth of the country.