Motorola back in December confirmed that it will roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its Moto E (Gen 2) aka Moto E (2015) handset in select regions. The firm as per user reports has now started seeding the update to its budget device.
According to some users (via Android Police), the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has started rolling out to Moto E (Gen 2) in India over-the-air (OTA). The update weighs roughly 454MB, so we recommend users to switch to Wi-Fi before downloading the OS version. Based on screenshots shared by users, the update besides the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow features also brings the February Android security patch as well. Users can manually check for the update via Settings> About Phone> System Update.
For those unaware, some of the new features of the core Android 6.0 Marshmallow update include revamped app permissions; Google Now on Tap feature; new Chrome feature that will change the Web experience for Android users; new ways to handle Web links; the Android Pay mobile payment system; new fingerprint APIs for developers to add into their apps,;New Silent feature for sound and vibrate mode as well as a ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode to block all sounds or only alarms and notifications, and battery saver features called Doze that will make Android devices smarter about managing power.
Apart from regular Marshmallow features, Motorola will be also pushing some Moto-specific changesthat users will see after updating to the new Android OS version. Some changes to Moto enhancements include removal of Moto Assist feature as part of upgrade to Android M. The company explains that the latest OS includes an option for ‘Do Not Disturb’ under the ‘Sound and notification’ settings that performs similar function what Moto Assist does.
Motorola on Friday started rolling out an update for its voice command app, dubbed Moto Voice, on handsets. Motorola in the recent past decoupled most of its native apps from the firmware it loads on its phones, in the attempt to be able to provide iterative updates to the apps without requiring to rollout entire firmware updates.
The updated Moto Voice app is available via Google Play, and users of the app will also receive an update notification.
The Moto Voice update brings several bug fixes and improvements. It is worth mentioning that the app is only for Moto X smartphones and Verizon-based Droid models. The update brings fixes to Facebook and WhatsApp recognition and improves recognition for Motorola commands in Portuguese, dual-SIM interaction in Talk to Me, Call command for German, and Moto Voice interaction when a Bluetooth trusted device is connected. In addition, the update fixes “call looping” when Talkback is on and command “Call” is used and force close function.
Motorola earlier this week reportedly started receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to Moto G (Gen 2). Android 6.0 Marshmallow (previously just Android M) brings features such as revamped app permissions; Google Now on Tap feature; Android Pay mobile payment system, and new fingerprint APIs for developers among others. It also features some Google’s security patches as well.
While announcing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update plans, Motorola listed Moto-specific changes that users will see after updating to the new Android OS version. Some changes to Moto enhancements include removal of Moto Assist feature as part of upgrade to Android M. The company explains that the latest OS includes an option for ‘Do Not Disturb’ under the ‘Sound and Notification’ settings that performs similar function what Moto Assist does.