Motorola users in India have something to rejoice this New Year. The Lenovo subsidiary has announced on Twitter that Moto G 3rd Gen devices will receive the Android Marshmallow update soon.
Though the exact date of the update is still shrouded in mystery, other Moto devices are also stipulated to receive the update soon after.
Here is something new and amazing for your Moto G (3rd Gen.), the Android 6.0 Marshmallow!”
Motorola India wrote on Twitter.
The announcement comes a week after Motorola rolled out the upgrade for the United States and Canada.
It’s been close to three months since the launch of Android Marshmallow, and like always Google seems to have favoured its own devices before the others. Needless to say that Google Nexus devices were the first ones to receive the update.
Other Motorola devices such as Moto G (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto X, and Moto E are also going to receive the update gradually.
The select Motorola devices which are also going to receive the upgrade are Moto X Play, Moto Turbo, Droid Turbo and Moto Maxx. It was stipulated that Moto E might not be receiving the upgrade, but reports have confirmed that the 4G variant of the Moto E launched in 2015 will receive the upgrade for users in Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The Moto E device for the United States, however, is not eligible for the upgrade.
Motorola has already provided Moto X Style with the upgrade for the Brazilian and Indian market. For Moto X Style users in the European region the upgrade will be rolling out sooner than later.
A couple of days ago, LG had stated that Android Marshmallow update is already available for its LG G3 device. However, this update was for Poland and not for the Indian sub-continent. The South Korean company announced that it will be skipping the Android Lollipop version for its 2014 launched G3 smartphone. The company is yet to announce whether the G3 smartphone which runs on Android KitKat version, will receive Android M update for other countries as well.
With the Android Marshmallow upgrade, Motorola has done away with Motorola Migrate and Assist apps. The version 6.0 comes with a new Doze mode that is intended to save the battery life, and has improved Google Now and volume control functions among others. The update takes up 2GB of internal storage and can be checked through Settings >> About Phone >> System Update manually.