Motorola’s flagship Moto X series phones are set to start receiving their Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates by the end of this week.
The Moto X Style and the Moto X Play, both sold exclusively through Vodafone in Australia are both set to see the update rolled out by over the air update by the end of the week. Vodafone published their last software update blog prior to Christmas where the updates for the phones was listed as completed and waiting the OTA rollout. Motorola Australia has confirmed that the update is ready to rock and should start being pushed to users by the end of this week.
The Marshmallow update for Motorola phones includes all the goodies you expect from Android 6.0, including Google Now On Tap, as well as the marvellous power saving feature Doze. Motorola has previously advised that they will be removing some features from their stock build due to replication in stock Android now – features such as Moto Assist, Motorola Migrate and Moto Connect, with Motorola advising
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.
The update should be arriving soon, though it will be staged so it won’t all hit at once. If you have a Moto X Style or Moto X Play, start hitting that Check for Updates option in settings right now – and let us know when you start getting those updates (and don’t forget to include a screenshot).