Motorola is progressively updating its Moto smartphones with the latest Android version around the world. After rolling out the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Moto X Play users in India last week, Motorola's affordable Moto G (3rd gen) appears to be the next one in line.
By updating Moto G 2015 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the affordable smartphone is treated with the same changes as the Moto X Play. The changelog for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow includes Google's monthly security update for March, support for Unicode 8.0 emoji, new camera shutter tone switch to turn off/on the shutter sound and some stability improvements, Gadgets360 reported.
The new software update is available over-the-air (OTA) and a notification will appear on the Moto G 2015 when available. When the notification appears automatically, select "Yes, I'm in" when prompted and the phone will download and install the new software by itself. Once completed, the device will restart. While updating the device manually, the steps remain the same, except users must navigate to the Settings menu of the device, then About Phone and Software Updates and initiate the download.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Moto G (3rd gen) weighs 371.4MB, hence it is recommended that users are connected to Wi-Fi before updating.
Motorola is often a step ahead of other OEMs in terms of updating devices' software to their latest firmware. The Lenovo-owned smartphone manufacturer has maintained a reputation to be among the first OEMs to release new software updates before other third-party vendors do so.
The company has already seeded Android 6.0 Marshmallow to several of its models, including Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto G (3rd Gen), Moto G Turbo Edition and Moto G (2nd Gen), and it has now moved to the next phase. Companies like Samsung and others are still updating their flagship devices to Google's latest firmware, leaving users of older generation models in anticipation of the wider rollout.
Motorola is yet to release the latest Android v6.0.1 software to some of its devices, including Moto X (2nd Gen), Moto X Pure Edition, Moto Maxx, Moto Turbo, DROID Turbo, Maxx 2, Moto E (2015), Moto G Turbo, Moto X Force and Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G.