Motorola India last week started pushing an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Moto G (Gen 3) in India. The Indian model XT1550 is now receiving the Marshmallow update over-the-air (OTA). The company confirmed the rollout in a tweet.
The company had last month started rolling out the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its Moto G (Gen 3) users in the US and Canada. As before, the update is about 2GB in size and brings the software version of the smartphone to 24.11.25.en.US. It’s worth noting that the Marshmallow rollout notification hasn’t popped up on one of our Moto G (Gen 3) handsets hinting that the update is rolling out gradually, and it may take some time to reach users. The Motorola Moto G (Gen 3) users can manually check for update via Settings > About Phone > System Update.
The Motorola Moto G (Gen 3), which was launched in India in July last year running Android 5.1 Lollipop, will receive all the new features included in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Android Marshmallow (previously just Android M) brings features such as revamped app permissions; Google Now on Tap feature; Android Pay mobile payment system, and new fingerprint APIs for developers among others. It also features some Google’s security patches as well.
Apart from the regular Marshmallow features, Motorola will be also pushing some Moto-specific changes that users will see after updating to the new Android OS version. Some changes to Moto enhancements include removal of Moto Assist feature as part of upgrade to Android M. The company explains that the latest OS includes an option for ‘Do Not Disturb’ under the ‘Sound and notification’ settings that performs similar function what Moto Assist does.