In a year where Motorola changed up our expectations for the Moto X, releasing a pair of distinct handsets bearing the name, the Moto G saw the return of a familiar friend: not the highest-end of Motorola’s smartphone offerings, nor the lowest, but hitting a smart balance of specs, customizability, and price. When the new Moto G launched this summer, Lollipop was still king, but we’re living in a Marshmallow world now, and lately we’ve been keeping our eye on Motorola’s progress with Android 6.0 updates for the mid-ranger. Last month we were tipped that Canada should start seeing its update land this week, and sure enough, today we’re hearing reports that the 2015 Moto G is getting its first taste of Marshmallow not just up in Canada, but here in the US, as well.
Users with the unlocked handset should soon see their update notification arriving, and a few hundred megabytes of downloading later (460MB if we’re counting) their phones will be all ready to install what may not be the latest-latest version of Android, but certainly a far more modern build than a lot of smartphones have access to at the moment.
This is just the latest round of Motorola’s relatively swift progress towards Marshmallow adoption, following recent news of Marshmallow updates for phones falling all over the manufacturer’s spectrum, from the flagship Moto X Pure Edition to the lowly Moto E.