Marshmallow comes to the Moto X Play in India and Brazil

by: Kris CarlonJanuary 6, 2016

Motorola Moto X Play 2015 -19

Outside of the U.S., the DROID Maxx 2 is known as the Moto X Play and it just got the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in both India and Brazil. Perhaps a little surprising considering how quickly Moto devices have received Android updates in the past, but still a welcome surprise.

The Moto X Pure Edition in the States (known as the Moto X Style outside the U.S.) and the Moto X (2nd generation) have already received the update, but the DROID Maxx 2 is still waiting. Perhaps Verizon is testing it. Or adding some bloat. Or just taking their sweet time.

Android 6.0 marshmallow logo DSC_0126See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – December 18, 2015157

Moto X Play Marshmallow Google Now on Tap

The OTA update delivers Google Now on Tap, granular app permissions, Doze mode and App Standby, Google’s voice assist throughout the system and Adaptable Storage Devices for formatting external storage as internal storage (you still have the option to use it as portable storage too).

Have you got the Marshmallow update on your Moto X Play? Let us know what you think of Android 6.0.

Thanks to Ankush Das for the screenshots!

  • Robert Johnson

    Motorola normally pushes new updates to India and Brazil first. This allows Motorola to see if there are any undetected bugs. Once a determination is made as to stability other global models follow.

    • Faizal

      After the update i am unable to answer calls in Priority mode.

  • ksavai

    updated without hiccups,,,

  • Josh Robertson

    Sigh… Still don’t have it for my Moto X 2nd Gen on AT&T. Whats the hold up?

    • Hyung-Woo Jung

      US carrier versions of the 2014 Moto X has been confirmed to not receive further software updates.

  • Kshitiz Chaudhary

    Does anyone know when will 5.1.1 update will arrive for motorola moto g 2014?

  • padmanabhan mani

    moto X play after mashmallow update tethering issue(hotspot issue)i.e unable to browse data by connecting through hotspot.

  • Kushagra Juneja

    This update has a lot of bugs. It’s exactly the same as the soak test version.
    Yes, doze works and the animations are better; Now on Tap is still experimental and now I don’t hear a ding when i press the volume rocker. But the worst part?!!? Well the screen flash hardly works. The screen turns a dull grey while clicking selfies.. Not enough to illuminate your face AT ALL.

  • Vipin Das

    After updating my x play ishanging and restaring how can I fix this issue?

  • Amogh Padhye

    No issues detected so far after the update..