Motorola has started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Moto G (2nd Gen) users in the US. Prior to this, the latest Android version for the device was released for users in India, weeks after the company beta-tested the same in the Asian country and Brazil.
The company had earlier clarified that the handset which received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in January 2015, would not receive the Android 5.1 update, and instead would be directly seeded Marshmallow. In the US, since the Motorola has released the LTE version, only 3G-enabled models would get the update. Hence, those who have procured the LTE version from outside the US, will not receive the update in the country.
The Android Marshmallow OS has new features like App Standby, comprehensive App Permissions, Adoptable Storage via microSD cards, Now on Tap, Doze mode, edited volume controls, and more. Apart from Android making changes to its OS, Motorola has worked on a few features like enhancements for Moto Assist, removal of Motorola Migrate and Motorola Alert. In case users wish to use the Motorola Alert after updating to Marshmallow, it can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
Motorola has so far released the Marshmallow update for Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto G (3rd gen) and the 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 versions. The update is not carrier specific and users can check for notifications on their devices to upgrade to the latest Android version.