With the roll out of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow happening very soon, smartphone makers are already scampering to have their latest and year-ago handsets and tablets take on the final firmware update to the Android 5.0 Lollipop so as to ensure that the devices could take on Google’s latest mobile OS with nary a hassle.
One of those in a rush these days to update to the latest firmware update from Google is American smartphone maker Motorola.
After all, it could be remembered that in November last year, after the Google Nexus devices, it was the Motorola smartphones which received the Android 5.0 Lollipop next.
This early, Motorola has assured its users that most of its smartphone and tablet lines will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow when it comes out although the company cannot say when the newest OS will arrive exactly to its smartphone and tablet roster.
Among those Motorola devices that are already confirmed to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow are the Moto X Style, which is Moto X Pure Edition in the US, the Moto X Play, the Moto X (2014), and the Motorola Droid Turbo, which is Moto Turbo in India. Reports say that these Motorola devices may get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow in December 2015 or early 2016, details the International Business Times of India.
The Motorola Moto G2 and the upcoming Moto G3 will get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow at a later date, and so are the Moto E (2013) and the Moto E (2014).
First things first
However, to get the OS of its budget smartphones ripe for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Motorola will be updating the Moto G and the Moto G2 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop by September 29.
The American tech company is also planning to roll out the Motorola Moto G3 in the next few weeks and it is expected to come with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop onboard.
This means that all the Moto G phones will already have the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware update when the Android 6.0 Marshmallow officially rolls out. It is not clear whether the Moto G will get the latest Google OS, but if it can take on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop without any issues, it is also possible that the 2013 budget smartphone may also get the sweet and cottony soft taste of the Marshmallow.
According to analysts, among the Moto G devices, the upcoming Moto G3 will be the first to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, followed by the Moto G2, before the Moto G, details Yibada.
They predict that that Android M could get into the Moto G2 around January 2016 while the Moto G will get it around February 2016.
However, Motorola has yet to make an announcement or statement to either confirm or deny these reported roll outs of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on its budget smartphones so these are mere speculations at this time.
Motorola’s sleeper success
The original Motorola Moto G which was launched in 2013 is the American tech company’s biggest sleeper success to date and has eventually become Motorola’s biggest selling device of all time. It was considered as one of the best-value Android experiences one can get on a smartphone back then until early last year.
That is why the pressure was on its successor, the Motorola Moto G 2nd generation, also referred to as Motorola Moto G2, when it was unveiled in September last year.
While it may not have been as successful as its predecessor, sales-wise, the Motorola Moto G2 has evidently improved on the recipe, not in a big way but just enough to keep fans and users happy knowing that Motorola has taken the effort to improve the very successful Motorola Moto G.
With the rollout of the Motorola Moto G2 late last year, the best low-cost Android smartphone just got a whole lot better and immediately posed a threat to the other flagship smartphones of big-name handset manufacturers.