The most difficult part of being an Android device user is the wait on Android upgrades. Google recently began the rollout of Android M (otherwise known as version 6.0 or Marshmallow), and since it has gone to their devices, it is time for it to trickle-down to other smartphones, such as the Motorola Moto X 2014, 2015; Moto G3, G2; Moto 3rd & 2nd Gen Moto E Series for U.S. Carriers like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile. It is also time for older Android phones from Motorola to get their Android L update to 5.1.1.
According to the Latin Post, Motorola is in the first steps of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Over The Air (OTA) rollout process, as the company announced the release of Android M to the Moto X Style (2015) and the Moto X (2014) in both India and Brazil.
This news comes for Motorola's president David Schuster, who says: "Full deployment will proceed in stages over the next few weeks. It is not yet available for pull, you will receive a notification on your phone when you are able to update your phone. We have also started the approval process for 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen) and expect to push it out in the next few weeks."
The issue with Android upgrades is that they can be very slow. Even some of the newer Android devices often don't receive their upgrades until the beginning of the year after the rollout begins in the previous fall. There usually is not any given chart with deadlines showing what smartphone will get it when from any company, and this includes Samsung, Sony, HTC, and LG. Once the rollout does become available, it can often vary from carrier to carrier, like the US. Has Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
In addition to the 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen) and the Moto X 2014, the following Motorola phones are expected to receive their Marshmallow upgrade, according to Motorola:
- Moto X Play
- Moto G 3rd Gen.
- DROID Turbo 2
- DROID Maxx 2
- Moto G (2nd Gen.)
- DROID Turbo
The release date of the G series is expected to arrive on the 3rd Generation sometime in November and the 2nd Generation sometime in December. Moto G 2nd Gen Google Play editions should have the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update already.
Neurogadget reports that the original Moto G (2013 edition) and the original Moto X will not receive the upgrade, and this goes for any of Motorola's E Series. The best these phones can hope for are upgrades to the latest versions of Android 5.1.1, and some have received them already, according to Android Pit. Again, since the rollout is slow, it is difficult to know when these phones will be receiving their upgrades except "soon".