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Android M 6.0 Marshmallow Update Release Date: Moto X Style 2015, Moto X 2014 OTA Rollout 'Weeks Away' As Release Starts in Brazil & India

First Posted: Nov 14, 2015 06:50 AM EST
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It looks like Motorola is in the first steps of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA rollout process, as official word is coming from the company announcing the release of the Android M update to the Moto X Style (2015) and the Moto X (2014) in India and Brazil.

The Moto X (2014) was the first non-Nexus Android device to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update rollout last year, and now it looks like the same device, along with its 2015 3rd generation update, the Moto X Style or Pure Edition in the U.S., will be among the first in line for the Android Marshmallow this year as well.

The news of a preliminary Android M OTA rollout, released in India and Brazil, comes from Motorola's David Schuster on his Google Plus page (via Android Authority), so it doesn't get much more official than this. In his announcement, Schuster also commented on the upcoming release date for the Moto X Pure Edition in the U.S.:

"Full deployment will proceed in stages over the next few weeks. It is not yet available for pull, you will receive a notification on your phone when you are able to update your phone," wrote Schuster. "We have also started the approval process for 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen) and expect to push it out in the next few weeks."

While the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update isn't a full facelift, the way the Android 5.0 Lollipop update was last year, it comes with a lot of bug fixes, new features and other enhancements. Motorola has supplied a changelog on its website that details all of the new features.

Among the new changes in Android M include the new "Doze" mode, which saves power by intelligently putting unnecessary background processes to sleep while the phone is idling. Also, Android Marshmallow will give users more granular control over individual permissions for all apps.

Finally, Android M brings a new, improved version of Google's AI assistant software, called "Google Now on Tap," which provides contextually aware information to third party apps.

Stay with Latin Post Tech as the Android 6.0 Marshmallow release dates start picking up steam. We'll keep you updated with the lastest!

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