Motorola has started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Moto G (2nd Gen) users in India weeks after the company beta tested the latest Android OS update in India and Brazil. The handset that received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in January 2015 will not receive the Android 5.1 update and directly jump to Marshmallow.
The Android 6.0 update comes over-the-air (OTA) as v24.41.34 and needs a storage capacity of 464.2MB to be downloaded. The update will be available for both the 3G and LTE-enabled variant.
Motorola had already posted the Marshmallow update release notes for the Moto G 2nd Gen on its India support website after which David Schuster, senior director of software product management, Motorola had confirmed the testing on his Google + page.
"I'm pleased to announce that we are starting the soak test for Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade for the 2014 Moto G (2nd Gen) and 2014 Moto G with 4G LTE (2nd Gen) for Brazil and India retail channels devices. We will monitor the soak for next week and with good results, proceed to full launch."
Motorola has so far released the Marshmallow update to the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto G (3rd gen) and Moto G Turbo Edition. Most of Motorola's devices are scheduled to get the latest update barring a few like the first editions of the Moto E and Moto G for which the company has anyway halted production.
Those who wish to try out the latest OS without having to wait for the over-the-air update by the company, can unofficially download the update by installing AOSP based CyanogenMod 13 (CM13) ROM. The ROM still carries some bugs that prevent you from using certain features but will let you access the UI largely.