Moto G 2015 Hands On-11

Following the rollout of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Moto X Style, Moto X Pure Edition (2015) and Moto X Pure Edition (2014), it looks like Motorola has begun pushing out the big update to the unlocked Moto G (2015) in the United States. If you own this variant of the budget-friendly device, the update should be waiting for you.

As previously noted, the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow will bring a ton of new improvements and features, including Doze mode, more granular app permission controls, Google Now on Tap, Android Pay, and much simpler volume controls. Also, Motorola will be taking away a few features with the Marshmallow update, including Moto Assist, Motorola Migrate, and the Google Chrome extension for Motorola Connect. Motorola claims that there is no need to pre-install these features on their devices anymore because Google provides similar functionality in Android. The company says it wants to compliment Android, not compete with it.

See also:

Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – December 18, 2015

April 6, 2016

Interested in finding out more about the Moto G (2015)? Be sure to check out our full review.

If you have yet to receive the update, head to Settings>About phone>System updates to check manually. Has your Moto G been updated yet? Do you have a different Motorola device that’s gotten the update? If so, be sure to let us know how you’re liking it in the comment section below.

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Jimmy Westenberg
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  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    No 6.0.1?

  • Why Won’t My People Grow Up

    Why Delete Migrate???

  • Steven Iams

    Nope, not seeing it yet

  • Kevin Kay

    This is Christmas not April Fools! No, I don’t see it.

  • Kevin Cox

    My Moto G has yet to receive the update (baseband M8916_2020613.22.29R), where as my girl friends phone has received the Marshmallow update (baseband M8916_2020629. The phones where brought about 2 months apart, with hers having been brought first, when the 3rd gen had just come out. Both are the Upgrade 2gb/16gb model.

    • Kevin Cox

      1/5/2016 Finally received the Marshmallow 6.0 update.

  • Larry

    Santa has not arrived here yet…. :-(

  • chris tragedia

    Havnt got it on nexus 6 yet

  • Gonzalo Massa

    With Moto Assist my phone goes automatically into priority mode when I have an appointment in my calendar. Can Marshmallow do that for me?

  • Richard Gerard

    Had it for 2-3 months.. On my moto g 3rd Gen..I am a beta tester

  • J G

    where is my note 5 marshmellow samsung????

  • ann_sm

    don’t do it, home button won’t work after, factory reset option is grey, and pull down menu won’t work. Moto G3, Baseband version

  • Bruce Sprouls

    I have a Motorola G 3rd generation through Virgin Mobile I purchase this phone I’m just kind of wondering why I may not have received the update yet and I purchased it in November of 2015 and I still haven’t received any updates I was wondering if anybody could answer my question thank you