Motorola has one of the best names in the Android world for updating their phones to the latest and greatest version of Android. Today, Motoroal has announced which Moto handsets will get the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has surprisingly announced a few features will be going away.
Motorola has announced that the majority of their handsets will receive a gooey Marshmallow update, but for the first time original Moto X and Moto G as well as both Moto E handsets have been left off the list – however,Motorola is quick to advise that with this list ‘Things may change’.
The full list of devices getting the update laughably includes the Nexus 6 as well, so at least Motorola is having a bit of a giggle.
- 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
- 2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen)
- 2015 Moto X Play
- 2015 Moto G (3rd gen)
- 2014 Moto X Pure Edition in the US (2nd gen)
- 2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia2 (2nd gen)
- 2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE2 (2nd gen)
- DROID Turbo
- 2014 Moto MAXX
- 2014 Moto Turbo
- Nexus 6
There’s a lot of new features in Marshmallow, which Motorola has taken time to point out. But what Motorola has also pointed out is that some of these features replicate core Motorola features such as Moto Assist and Moto Connect. Motorola has advised these competing features will be removed in favour of a more ‘stock’ experience:
The release of a new Android version is a great time to take a fresh look at our signature Moto Enhancements to ensure we’re complementing Android (not competing with it). Android 6.0 Marshmallow includes some great new features similar to things we’ve developed in the past. For example, you’ll find an option for ‘Do not disturb’ under the ‘Sound and notification’ settings to make sure you’re not interrupted during meetings or while sleeping. That’s similar to Moto Assist, so we’re removing Moto Assist as part of the upgrade to M.