Motorola Moto E (2nd gen) starts receiving OTA Marshmallows in India
If you’re the kind of hardcore Samsung fan that continues to argue the company’s Android 6.0 updating pace isn’t that sluggish compared to the competition, you may want to note Motorola is today reaching its seventh or eighth device capable of running Marshmallow.
Of course, the comparison isn’t very fair, since the former Google subsidiary, now Lenovo daughter outfit doesn’t need to “optimize” much, sending near-stock goodie packs for quite some time. These are lighter and often smoother than Touchwiz or Sense-skinned ports, though for reasons we refuse to understand, the 2015 Moto E available in the US will never leave Lollipop behind.
Meanwhile, the “international” variant is already jumping on the battery life-enhancing, security-improving M bandwagon, at least in India, adding major insult to the injury of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users worldwide.
Given the OTA has literally just started, you shouldn’t be surprised to hear we’re still waiting for a detailed changelog. Reportedly tipping the scales at less than 500MB, the Moto E second-gen’s upgrade probably contains standard, vanilla stuff like Doze mode, App Standby, Google Now on Tap or customizable App permissions, and little else. Oh, also, the latest security augmentations, including the February patch.
Remember that there are no guarantees the update is live for all New Moto E owners, not even in India, and filling up the battery ahead of the installation process is always a good idea. So sad Android Marshmallow isn’t spreading to America, though. Is it? Come on, Motorola, you can still reconsider.
Source: Android Central