Moto X Pure Edition to get Marshmallow “In the next few weeks”

Moto X Pure Edition HOA Q&A

Motorola’s Dave Schuster took to the net today to announce that the approval process has begun for the Moto X Pure Edition to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. In addition to the Moto X Pure being cleared for the update, Motorola has already begun pushing Marshmallow to the Brazilian variant of the Moto X Style (really the same phone as the Pure) and the Moto X 2nd generation. These two phones should receive Marshmallow in the next few weeks.

If you’re anxiously awaiting Marshmallow for your Moto X Pure Edition, here is an abbreviated list of some of the changes in the update:

  • A new Memory Manager that lets you check memory usage of all your installed apps
  • Volume controls have been greatly improved
  • Do not disturb button has been added to the quick settings panel for easy access.
  • System UI Tuner will appear in the settings menu at the very bottom once enabled. It provides a few simple UI tweaks.
  • Google Now on Tap allows contextual information to be delivered based on content on your screen with a long press of the home key.
  • Doze is a battery management feature that detects when your device is not in use and it  will automatically go into a deep sleep state which saves your battery.
  • App Standby reduces battery drain by putting seldom-used apps into a reduced activity state.
  • Expandable Storage support allows for microSD cards to be used either in a portable storage or an internal storage mode. Portable storage allows your pictures, videos, audio and other media files to be stored. Internal storage allows both media storage along with apps and games but can not be used by other devices.
  • RAM manager in settings which allows a consumer to view memory used by the system or an individual app over different time frames
  • Automatic App backup not only backs up your apps but their associated data so when restored they will be the same as they were before
  • Text selection has been improved

If you want the full list, hit the Motorola source link below. Who’s ready for some of that Marshmallow goodness? Do you think Motorola is rolling this out too soon? We should find out soon enough!

Source: Motorola and David Schuster

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"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!"