Ever since it was announced that Motorola would be changing owners from Google to Lenovo, users have questioned what it means for device update guarantees. In the weeks since Android 6.0 Marshmallow released in particular, the issue has risen to a much more palpable problem. Despite the Moto X Style receiving the supreme structure of Stay Puft over in Brazil, it was weeks before customers in the USA had any opportunities. In an unexpected turn of events, select DROID Turbo 2 users are already receiving it!
According to screen captures obtained by Droid Life, owners of the DROID Turbo 2 Employee Edition handsets are now receiving OTA updates to Marshmallow (6.0). This comes after reports began to emerge last week suggesting a Soak Test for the device was in the works, though it was unconfirmed as to if Marshmallow would comprise it. It can not be confirmed, and the new version is listed as 24.11.13.
The catch, of course, is that the only ones who have a DROID Turbo 2 Employee Edition are, naturally, Verizon employees. Those who don’t work for Big Red may be feeling somewhat disappointed at the moment, however given that Motorola has apparently completed work on the new update, it is likely to be formally released in the coming weeks, provided there are no problems with the initial testing underway.
Of course, it is somewhat questionable as to how many customers might actually notice it. Despite a visually similar resemblance to Android 5.X Lollipop which came before it, Marshmallow has added features such as Doze – which minimizes power consumption when a device is not in use – as well as Now on Tap, where Google will analyze information on the screen and provide context-specific cues for interacting with it.
Now that Android 6.0 is going to be trickling down the tap, perhaps the next logical question is: what about Android 6.0.1? The newest OS update includes additional emoji as well as a fix to a glitch that emerged with 6.0’s timekeeping functionality.
For those interested in learning more about the Motorola DROID Turbo 2, or the Motorola X Force as it’s known internationally, head on over to our full review and discover all there is to know!