As promised earlier in October, Motorola has started rolling out Google’s latest mobile operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its Moto X Style and Moto X (Gen 2) handsets.
Breaking the news, David Schuster, Senior Director, Software Product Management of Motorola, confirmed that Moto X Style users in Brazil as well as India will start getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in stages, alongside the Moto X (Gen 2) users in Brazil.
Schuster in a Google+ post stated that “Full deployment will proceed in stages over the next few weeks. It is not yet available for pull, you will receive a notification on your phone when you are able to update your phone,”
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He also confirmed that the company started approval process for Moto X Pure Edition handset’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and can be anticipated to start receiving in next few weeks.
As per the Motorola’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow update changelog, the devices will get a new Memory Manager; do not disturb button; improved volume controls; System UI Tuner that provides few UI tweaks; App Standby mode to increase battery life; RAM manager; automatic app backup of all the apps as well as associated data, and improved text selection.
Here are some key features which Android Marshmallow will offer to their customers.
Doze mode: Doze mode is a new smart feature that aids to preserve your phone’s battery life. This feature recognizes when your device is idle and automatically goes into a deep sleep state shutting down unnecessary background processes to optimize power.
App Standby: App Standby reduces the battery usage of your handset by putting your seldom-used apps into a reduced activity state.
App permissions: With this new feature you will have even more control over what you share with your apps. With the latest permissions mode, apps designed for Marshmallow only ask for permissions at the time it’s needed to use a feature, instead of all at once when you install the app.
App links: Android Marshmallow facilitates you to decide what the right action is for each of your apps when you click a web link.
Expandable Storage: Android Marshmallow offers your SD card to fully access device internal storage rather than just being used for media files.
Do not disturb: You can now easily avoid interruptions by tapping the Do not disturb button placed in the quick settings panel.
Volume controls: Android Marshmallow offers a more subtle, clear and intuitive way to control the ringtone, media and alarm volume.
Now on Tap: This latest feature of Marshmallow provides Google Now contextual results right in the app you are using. Just tap and hold down the home button and Now on Tap feature will guide you with relevant information based on whatever you were doing in your phone at that very moment.
Direct Share: Direct Share is the latest feature in Android Marshmallow that offers sharing something directly to a contact or conversation within an app.
Memory Manger: This new Marshmallow feature will let users check memory usage of all installed apps
RAM manager: This unique feature allow consumers to view memory used by the system or an individual app over different time frames.
The changelog doesn’t mention many things unique to Motorola but these are the Motorola-exclusive changes we’re expecting in the latest Android version roll out:
Moto Assist: In Marshmallow, Motorola introduced new features which enabled the users to integrate Assist into other places.
Attentive Display: After the latest roll out the Moto users will have integrated Attentive Display into Moto Actions replacing the Ambient Display.
Some Motorola handsets have already gotten an OTA notification, but if you haven’t then you can check by visiting to Settings > About Phone > System Updates to check.
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