Motorola today released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its 3rd Gen Moto X Style launched in 2015. The Android 6.0 update is also available from today for Moto X2. The company plans to distribute the Marshmallow OTA gradually over the course of next few weeks.
While Moto X2 Marshmallow update is limited only Brazil, both India and Brazil are up for Moto X Style Marshmallow update.
Furthermore, Marshmallow update for 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen) would be released soon too, as it’s entered the approval phase now, the phase that’s just before the rollout phase.
If you own a Moto X Style 3rd Gen, then you should be receiving a notification about the Android 6.0 update, either today or whenever your device is up for the upgrade.
Motorola already made it clear that the update isn’t available on pull yet, so if you try the ‘check for update’ button under settings, you’ll not be able to grab 6.0 update just like that.
But we would still advise you to go into Settings > About device, and look for an update using ‘check for update’ button, because if there’s an update required prior to Marshmallow, you could check for that and update if there’s any update available. This would ready your Moto X Style for Marshmallow.
The full changelog of the Marshmallow update is also available from the company.
- Here are a few of the new improvements and features in the Marshmallow upgrade:
- A new Memory Manager that lets you check memory usage of all your installed apps
- Volume controls have been greatly improved
- Do not disturb button has been added to the quick settings panel for easy access.
- System UI Tuner will appear in the settings menu at the very bottom once enabled. It provides a few simple UI tweaks.
- Google Now on Tap allows contextual information to be delivered based on content on your screen with a long press of the home key.
- Doze is a battery management feature that detects when your device is not in use and it will automatically go into a deep sleep state which saves your battery.
- App Standby reduces battery drain by putting seldom-used apps into a reduced activity state.
- Expandable Storage support allows for microSD cards to be used either in a portable storage or an internal storage mode. Portable storage allows your pictures, videos, audio and other media files to be stored. Internal storage allows both media storage along with apps and games but can not be used by other devices.
- RAM manager in settings which allows a consumer to view memory used by the system or an individual app over different time frames
- Automatic App backup not only backs up your apps but their associated data so when restored they will be the same as they were before
- Text selection has been improved
Via David Schuster