Unlocked Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen now receiving Marshmallow update

Own an unlocked version of the Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen (the Lenovo-owned smartphone maker’s 2014 flagship)? If so, we’ve got good news for you. As we speak, Motorola is now rolling out Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) to unlocked versions of the said smartphone in the UK.

Marshmallow rolling out to Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen now!

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The news comes to us courtesy of the AndroidCentral forums. According to forum members in the UK, the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update is now rolling out to their unlocked Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen. The update is also rolling out to unlocked units in the US, Canada, Brazil, and India.

So what Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) bring to the table? It includes Google Now on Tap, which is a contextual search feature, with results based on the content that is on your screen at the moment. Other features that come with the latest version of Android include the new app permissions, which can be approved or denied on a feature-by-feature basis. Another is Doze, which puts an inactive phone into a deep sleep. This allows standby time to rise sharply, meaning improved battery life. Last but not the least are new volume controls.

Note that the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update for the Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen is being rolled out as an OTA, which means that it will not be available for all units in the UK (or any other market where the update is available for that matter) at the same time. So if the update is yet to be available for your device, don’t worry. It will eventually reach your smartphone. To find out if the update is available for your smartphone, go to Settings> About Phone> System updates. Once you see that the update is available, make sure that you are downloading the update via a Wi-Fi network to avoid going over your data allotment as the update weighs in at 884 MB. Additionally, make sure that your battery life is at least at 50%.

Is your Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen now running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)? Let us know through a comment on our Phones LTD Facebook page.

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