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Motorola confirms Marshmallow plans, no love for US carriers' Moto X (2014)

Motorola has now revealed its plans for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Unfortunately for owners of the carrier-branded Moto X (2014), the carrier version will not see the update.

Published onOctober 2, 2015


After Google announced Marshmallow and the new Nexus family, HTC was the first 3rd party OEM to chime in on its plans for Android 6.0. Now it is Motorola’s turn. In an official blog post, Motorola detailed some of the best features found in Marshmallow and also gave a list of the devices confirmed to be getting the update.

Motorola is known for being pretty good when it comes to software updates, and so the devices omitted from the update list come as at least a little of a surprise. Most notably, the US carrier versions of the Moto X (2014) are being left out of the fun, as is the Motorola Moto E (both the original and the 2015 version). The original Moto X and Moto G are also being left out, though that’s a little less surprising given their age.

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Now it is important to note that Motorola says “right now we have plans to upgrade the following Motorola devices. Things may change, so please refer to our software upgrade page for the latest, and specifics by country.” That means that they could still be negotiating with carriers and don’t want to get our hopes up, or it could mean they are really leaving US Moto X (2014) devices in the dark.

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Here’s the full list of devices that are confirmed to be getting the Marshmallow update:

  • 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
  • 2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen)
  • 2015 Moto X Play
  • 2015 Moto G (3rd gen)
  • 2014 Moto X Pure Edition in the US (2nd gen)
  • 2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia (2nd gen)
  • 2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE (2nd gen)
  • DROID Turbo
  • 2014 Moto MAXX
  • 2014 Moto Turbo
  • Nexus 6

In addition to announcing its Marshmallow plans, the blog post also revealed that Motorola is retiring Moto Assist and will no longer be offering Migrate and Moto Connect as a preload on new devices.

What do you think of Motorola’s Marshmallow plans? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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