As expected, Motorola will upgrade some of their popular smartphones to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which includes Moto X 2014 and Moto G 2014, but unfortunately, there is no indication about the budget Moto E. Anyway, most Motorola smartphones users can enjoy all the new features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow within the next few months.
Checkout the official list of Motorola phones getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Motorola’s Software Product manager Bjorn Kilburn lists Moto phones that are getting Android 6.0 update. Though no mention about the ETA (expected time of arrival), Moto X Play, Moto X Style and Moto G 2015 will get the update by December 2015.
Official List of Motorola Phones Getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update
For now, Motorola plans to upgrade the following Motorola devices; however, things may change in the future.
2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen)
2015 Moto X Play
2015 Moto G (3rd gen)
2014 Moto X Pure Edition in the US (2nd gen)
2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia2 (2nd Gen)
2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE2 (2nd Gen)
2014 Moto MAXX
2014 Moto Turbo
Motorola Nexus 6
Below is the some of the best Android 6.0 Marshmallow features that you can expect on your smartphone.
Doze Mode – A new battery saving feature, which can double your battery life. It is by putting your phone into a deep sleep mode when not in use (it uses motion detection) and by ignoring Wake locks by some apps.
Now on Tap – Your favourite Google assistant takes another step forward. Simply long press the home button to bring up the Google Now feature and display information based on whatever you are doing at the time.
Android Pay – Android Pay is launching alongside Marshmallow, bringing Google up to date with Apple and Samsung in offering a mobile payment service. With a simple tap, you can easily make purchases without having to open a separate app.
Direct Share – Marshmallow allows you share your photos, news, links, etc. with your favorite contacts easily and quickly.
Simpler volume controls – A more intuitive way to control ringtone and media volume (source)