Without a doubt, the champion of Android 6.0 software promotions thus far is Motorola, despite its relations with Google understandably cooling after Lenovo’s acquisition. But the Illinois-based smartphone manufacturer maintains the OS as clean as ever, adding little to no bloat in the equation, and therefore, completing optimization work way ahead of the competition.
While Samsung, for instance, is yet to make the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Marshmallow updates truly global affairs, Moto’s already rolled out the newest Android iteration to the X Style, aka X Pure Edition, X Play, G (3rd gen), X (2nd gen), G Turbo Edition, and a couple of extra carrier-specific devices.
You shouldn’t be surprised to find the Motorola Moto G (2nd gen), aka Moto G 2014, next in line, with recent soak tests in India and Brazil apparently concluded on an encouraging note, and the fully polished goodie pack dispatched in the former of the two countries.
But Brazil and many other worldwide markets likely have the upgrade just around the corner too, so gear up for your Doze dose, general battery life enhancements, security add-ons, Google Now on Tap functionality, and so much more.
This could be the ideal time to buy the mid-range phone stateside as well, even though the sequel of its sequel has started leaking online. At a measly $100 unlocked, it’s fairly difficult to snub, 720p 5-inch display, quad-core processing power, 1GB RAM, stereo speakers, 8MP rear-facing camera, 2,070 mAh battery and all.