Marshmallow heading to the Moto E 2015 after all, but not in the US

by: Robert TriggsDecember 9, 2015


Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates are already planned and even rolling out to a number of high end smartphones but Motorola has announced that it will be bringing a Marshmallow update to its wallet friendly Moto E 2015 smartphone too. Although there are a few conditions.

According to Motorola’s announcement, the Moto E 2015 Marshmallow update will only be available in a select number of regions and will only apply to the 4G LTE models. This means that the Snapdragon 410 powered versions of the handset will be supported, but the Snapdragon 200 processor version won’t be.

motorola-logo-mwc-2015-1See also: Motorola confirms Marshmallow plans, no love for US carriers’ Moto X (2014)54

The update will officially launch only in Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia, excluding China. The USA is strangely absent from the list, which is also the case for carrier versions of the Moto X 2014. Customers may end up having to look for unofficial ports and custom ROMs to get their Marshmallow fix.

Originally, the Moto E 2015 had been left off from Motorola’s Marshmallow upgrade roadmap. This left many customers feeling that the handset’s support lifetime was cut shorter than had been promised. Fortunately, this little bargain handset will offer up some additional Marshmallow value after all. Now we just have to wait for the company to announce a timetable.

  • Syed Ibrahim

    Woooooohhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooo!!! i don’t care

    • Anonymous

      Then why did you comment? This is for people who DO care about Android Marshmallow coming to the Moto E.

  • Hags Pats

    Yeeehaaa. I do care. I have one and was pissed when they left it out of there Marshmallow update list. Just hope it’s not to far away :)

  • Kukun Mishra

    why should not be available for Moto E2 3G variant….

  • Akhil sajeev

    I just got 5.1 now for my moto e 2015 .. Wonder when i get marshmallow !!

  • Well, if there’s a Motorola image out there, I’d imagine it’ll hit the XDA forums soon. I hope. Not keen on having to break the warranty to upgrade, though.