Motorola Moto G2 and Droid Turbo 2 getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow in US

By | March 3, 2016

Moto G (2nd Gen.) users are now getting latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on their devices. The same update was delivered to Moto G2 in India and Brazil back in February 2016. Similarly, many Moto Droid Turbo 2 users on Verizon network have also claimed to have received Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on their devices.

Many Moto G2 users have confirmed that software update can easily be accessed from menu (settings > about phone > software update), while some Moto G2 users in US also received on screen notification for the update as well.Moto Droid 2 and G2 getting Marshmallow update in US

In the US, Moto G2 users received the same version which was earlier rolled out in India and Brazil and additionally also received January security patch. Coming to Motorola Droid Turbo 2, the device is one of the best smartphones of 2015 and was launched exclusively on Verizon network. It came with Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. A few days ago, some reports claimed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will be rolled out to Droid Turbo 2 on March 1, 2016.

Verizon’s official support page for Droid Turbo 2 states that Marshmallow update will be delivered to the device in two stages. The first stage will roll out the version number 23.31.24, the second stage update will deliver version number 24.14.10. 

The Moto G2 was launched for less than US$ 200 in United States in 2014, while the LTE version never made it to US market. The LTE version however was launched in Brazil and India. Initially, the Moto G2 was shipped with Andoid 4.4.4 Kitkat out of the box, later in January 2015 it received Android 5.0 Lollipop update and now it is again receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow features:

Improved Storage: The new Android 6.0 update will allow the microSD card to be used as an internal storage device, thus enabling it to be used to install apps as well.

Tap on hold: This Android Marshmallow feature will display contextual Google Now results based on the current content being displayed on smartphone screen. For ex, if you tap and hold on home button while using any app, this feature will suggest few relevant links and information.

App Standby & Doze Mode: Smartphones have one common problem and that is battery life! Google has tried to address this issue with the roll out for doze mode and app standby feature in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Whenever, the device enters the idle mode, the doze mode will turn off the background processes. Simultaneously, the App Standby will reduce the app activity in order to consume less battery power.

Attentive Display: This one is another way of saving the battery. This feature will turn off the smartphone display as soon as you look away from it.