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Motorola Moto G (2nd gen) gets Android Marshmallow

Motorola Moto G (2nd gen) Android smartphone gets Marshmallow update
Motorola Moto G (2nd gen)
This budget smartphone that launched back in 2014 loaded with KitKat now gets its software up to date by receiving Android Marshmallow-based firmware.

Motorola released the second iteration of its affordable Android smartphone back in September 2014 when the Moto G (2nd gen) came loaded with Android 4.4.4 KitKat. In the meantime, this excellent mid-ranger got its firmware updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, and this week it finally gets a Marshmallow update as well.

While this Motorola handset for budget-conscious users never got the LTE variant in the US, it gets Android 6.0 before its big brother, the Motorola Moto X (2nd gen). Strange enough, while Moto G (2nd gen) users in the US can already update their smartphones to Marshmallow, there is not a single bit of information regarding the arrival of this update for its more powerful sibling. 

The update brings the usual Marshmallow goodies, such as Doze mode, Google Now on Tap, live permissions features, Direct Share, and so on. In addition to those, two Motorola-exclusive features will be removed once the update completes - Motorola Migrate and Motorola Alert, but this one will still be available for download from the Google Play Store.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03- 2 (Update: 2016-03- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.