Motorola Posts List of Phones Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Motorola took time this morning to announce a list of their devices that will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the near(ish) future. Last year Motorola was one of the first to hop on the Lollipop bandwagon, and it didn’t exactly go super well. Actually, that might be an understatement, it went pretty damn poorly to be honest. The company has  vowed that this year they will not roll out any updates that make you hate your phone. It looks like Motorola is not in a hurry to be first this year, unlike HTC, who said they are shooting to have updates out by year’s end. According to the company’s blog, “We have high standards, so we’ll work fast but we won’t push the upgrades out until we know they’re ready. Look for more news on timing in the coming weeks.”

The official list of devices getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow from Motorola is as follows:

  • 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
  • 2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen)
  • 2015 Moto X Play
  • 2015 Moto G (3rd gen)
  • 2014 Moto X Pure Edition in the US (2nd gen)
  • 2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia (2nd gen)
  • 2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE2 (2nd gen)
  • DROID Turbo
  • 2014 Moto MAXX
  • 2014 Moto Turbo
  • Nexus 6

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Obviously most of these devices are not surprising. We all knew the 2015 devices would get Marshmallow. More concerning is the fact that carrier variants of the Moto X (2nd gen) are not listed…that’s a 2014 flagship, come on man! In fact, Droid Life found a post from the Motorola forum manager that claims the Verizon and AT&T variants will not receive Marshmallow. I won’t take this as gospel until we hear from someone on Motorola’s software team, but this is totally unacceptable if true. If I had a 2014 Moto X, I’d be pretty pissed right now. We will definitely keep you updated on any changes in the Motorola update schedule. Anyone out there have a Moto X from last year? You mad?

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"

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