Android 6.0 Marshmallow headed to Moto X Pure Edition on Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular (Update: AT&T too!)

by: Jimmy WestenbergDecember 9, 2015
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Update (12/9): According to an update sent out to the original post this morning, Motorola’s David Schuster says that Moto X Pure Edition owners on AT&T should be receiving their Marshmallow updates as well. Additionally, Marshmallow is now beginning to roll out to the Moto X Style in Latin America.

Original post (12/8): If you happen to live in the United States and own a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition, there’s a good chance that today is your lucky day. Motorola’s David Schuster has just taken to Google+ to reveal that the company has started to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Moto X Pure Edition on Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular. If you’re a Pure Edition owner on any one of these carriers, a Marshmallow update should be headed your way sometime very soon.

In addition to the Pure Edition update, Schuster also says Motorola has started the Android 6 soak test in Brazil and India for the Moto X Play and in Brazil for the Moto X Force.

Android 6.0 marshmallow logo DSC_0126See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – December 4, 2015157

Motorola has posted a handy changelog detailing what users can expect with their Marshmallow update. If you don’t have time to sift through the full changelog, you can expect to see notable features such as Google Now on Tap, Doze Mode, Android Pay, much-improved volume controls, a revamped application permission system and much, much more.

Are you a Moto X Pure Edition owner on Verizon, Sprint or U.S. Cellular? If so, have you received your update yet? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below!

  • Scott Lowe

    Does this include the 2014 Pure Edition too?

  • Matt Scruggs

    Confirmed, got it on Sprint about an hour ago.

  • arandomperson7

    Why do only some carriers have this update when the point of this phone is carrier freedom?

    • Hunter

      Ya I have it on at&t it is quite frustrating that I dont get it yet.

      • Jherlin

        I have T-Mobile but I’m using an unlocked Moto X PE. All I had to do was take out sim and restart the phone. I got the OTA update right away.

        • Hunter

          Im not unlocked but I will try

        • Hunter

          It worked your my new best friend

          • Jherlin

            Enjoy :). The update basically fixed any lag I had with my device.

        • PlanB77

          I’m on AT&T – tried that and it didn’t work – still licking the Lollipop :(

          • Jherlin

            It is not supposed to show up as a notification. You have to go to settings and spam the “System updates” thing.

      • arandomperson7

        Mines on t-mobile, my girlfriend’s is on Verizon and she got her update, maybe I should steal her sim card and try to trick the system

      • arandomperson7

        I just got my update, take out your sim card and reboot your phone without it, after a minute or 2 it will say update available

  • #Note5 IsBoss

    Motorola sucks large donkey balls always they will never be legitimate or a major player on the android platform hence the poor market share and even bigger of a useless joke revenue wise.

    • squiddy20

      “Motorola sucks large donkey balls always” Is that why they’re releasing devices with Marshmallow already, while Samsung still has yet to upgrade even 1 device, let alone officially announce which devices will/won’t get Marshmallow? Nahhhh, that couldn’t be it…

      “they will never be legitimate or a major player on the android platform” Says the guy who, during the HTC Evo 4G and Evo 3D days, said he’d never own any of “Samsuck’s crappy ass plastic devices”. Now look at you. What a bandwagon jumping, moronic hypocrite.

      “the poor market share and even bigger of a useless joke revenue wise.” Yeah, cause that’s all that matters in life. Ever heard of making a good, well-liked product?

      • Pride

        Ha-ha burned

      • moew

        Very nicely done!

  • Gabriel Valle

    Got it! I’m on vzw.

    • ivan

      Do you still have free hotspot?

      • Gabriel Valle

        Yes. I have the mire everything plan. So hotspot comes included in the plan. And yes I can still use it.
        There is also a new color mode for the display.
        The only thing that bugged me before was no video in HD calling. Hopefully this update enables video in HD calling (maybe that’s why the whole separate carriers thing for this update)
        Anyway. Loving it so far.

  • ivan

    Is the hotspot still free on Verizon after the update?

  • Pride

    Come on with T-Mobile already

  • James Mansell

    I am highly frustrated this still has not been released in the UK or Europe. I bought this phone as I thought we wouldn’t have to go through all this update BS with Motorola. I will never buy another phone from them.

    • Karthik P

      I have the Pure Edition and, even though I live in Africa, I got the marshmallow update today. If you’re talking about the Moto X Style then I’m sure that update isn’t too far behind. I believe you should see it soon.

  • Sam Assad

    Just got it on att.

  • William-Jose Velez

    Got it last night on Sprint, and then it bricked the phone.

  • Rob

    Just take the SIM card out, reboot and check for updates. I updated yesterday and I have AT&T/

  • kiteless123

    I have Ting, which I’m very happy with…I know it uses T Mobile towers. So far nothing yet…but I can wait. This phone is the greatest phone I ever owned.