Soon after the official Android Marshmallow launch by Google in October 2015, Motorola had announced the list of devices eligible for the update. However, the new Moto E (2nd Gen), despite being a 2015-series phone, was left out the list, inviting criticism from the public.
Motorola, succumbing to the public outcry on social media, later announced the Moto E (2nd gen) 4G-LTE model would receive the Marshmallow update, but in select regions — Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia (excluding China) only.
The list didn't specifically name India as one of Asian regions where the update would be provided to the Motorola device, leading to apprehension among Moto E (2nd Gen) owners that the company might skip India, like China.
Now, the company has put all rumours to rest by releasing Android Marshmallow with the February security update to Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G-LTE in India, reports Android Central.
It is said to be around 454MB in size and brings the new Doze power saving feature, more intuitive Now on Tap feature, a new verified security boot system, support for more international dialects, new contextual assistance feature and many other value-added features to enhance the user experience.
How to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA on Moto series:
[Note: Moto series owners are advised to make sure the device has at least 50% battery so the installation doesn't get interrupted midway. Also make sure to download the update over a Wi-Fi connection for a smooth installation experience and to avoid a hefty data bill.]
If you have received a notification message for this update:
1. Select "Yes, I'm in".
2. After the software is downloaded, select "Install now".
3. After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
4. Your phone is now updated to Android 6.0.
It has to be noted that an OTA (over-the-air) rollout is staged in phases, so it will take few weeks to reach all corners. Until then, readers can follow these steps to manually check for update on your phone:
1. Select the Settings icon in the apps menu.
2. Select "About phone".
3. Select "System updates".
4. If the update is ready, select "Yes, I'm in". After the software is downloaded, select "Install now".
5. After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
6. Your phone is now updated to Android 6.0.