Motorola releases Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Moto G (2nd Gen) in India

By January 20th, 2016 AT 12:07 PM

Motorola is on a roll this month! After releasing Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for the Moto X Play, the Moto G (3rd Gen), and the Moto G Turbo Edition in India, the US-based smartphone manufacturer has started rolling it out for the Moto G (2nd Gen) as well.


The Moto G (2nd Gen) was released with Android  4.4.4 KitKat out of the box, and it was updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop in January 2015. However, the company didn’t release the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the device, jumping to Android 6.0 Marshmallow directly.

With Marshmallow update, Motorola is offering a lot of new features including App Standby, App Permissions, App Links, Do Not Disturb mode, Direct Share, enhanced features for microSD cards, Now On Tap, and many more.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The App Standby feature is based on Doze, which allows users to select apps that can be put into low-power state when they aren’t being used. App Permissions allows users to see and configure what user data can each app access. Now On Tap converts content on the screen into meaningful actions.

Read More: These are the important features in Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The Direct Share option in Android 6.0 is an improvised version of Share menu in Android, and it lets a user share things by clicking directly on contact icons rather than click apps and then sharing them with people. Android Marshmallow also brings an option to format microSD cards as a part of internal storage.

The company is retiring Motorola Migrate and Motorola Assist apps. Motorola Migrate allowed users to transfer apps and personal data from older smartphones to Motorola devices. The Motorola Assist app used to allow users to quickly alert important people and share a user’s location with them.


Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

Leave a Reply

3 Comment threads
3 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
mausam singhmdakilkaushikKKAsif Iqbal Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
mausam singh
mausam singh

waiting desperately for the update….


Waiting for 6.0 on Moto E2 4G version!

Recent Posts

BSNL Revises Rs 98 Prepaid Plan, Now Offers 2GB Daily Data and Eros Now Subscription

After reducing the validity of two voice-only prepaid plans of Rs 99 and Rs 319, BSNL has now revised its...

GTPL Hathway Added 11,000 Broadband Subscribers During Q3 FY19

GTPL Hathway has released its Q3 FY19 earnings report. The cable and broadband service provider revealed that its consolidated EBITDA...

Tata Sky Regional Offerings Get a Boost With 13 New HD Add-On and Mini Packs

Tata Sky, the prominent DTH provider has introduced a new stream of HD add-on packs thus lengthening its list with...