Google announced Android 6.0 Marshmallow a couple of weeks ago and detailed the list of devices that will be updated. Manufacturers like HTC and LG have also confirmed that their own handsets would be receiving the new build of Android, too, but Motorola remains relatively silent. Although we’re confident that the company is gearing up to send out the new OS to their handsets, they’re most likely going to take their time in order to perfect the build and send it out without any bugs. According to insiders and various sources who claim to be close to Motorola, a Moto G Android 6.0 update is also slated for release soon enough.
Although Motorola has not yet confirmed a Moto G Android 6.0 update, we’re convinced the budget-friendly mid-ranger is not going to be left out of the roster. The Moto X 2014 is also going to be updated to Android Marshmallow, but older editions like the first generation Moto G and Moto X will most likely skip this update, unfortunately. Since the information is not officially confirmed, I would suggest taking it with a grain of salt and keeping hopes high about the agenda.
The Moto G Android 6.0 update is slated for 2016, according to our insiders, as the newer generation Motorola devices are going to be the first ones to receive the update once Google releases the AOSP build publicly. While the new OS and the new Nexus devices are supposed to make an appearance this week at IFA Berlin, update schedules will most likely be delayed for after the devices go on sale.
Once Google releases Android 6.0 Marshmallow, manufacturers like Motorola and carriers like Verizon will have about 90 days to adapt the software to their own devices and make necessary tweaks in order to introduce their own features, too. The Moto G Android 6.0 update should be released next year, although seeing it go into a soak test in December is also pretty plausible. Until official information is released, we would suggest staying fast, Moto G owners, as surely by Valentine’s Day, Marshmallow is going to be your own delicacy.