Motorola is know for pushing speedy software updates, and it looks like the company is trying to keep that reputation up with the Moto X Style/Pure Edition.
Motorola’s David Schuster says that the Android 6.0 update for the Moto X Pure Edition (aka the US model) is starting its approval process and that it’ll begin rolling out in the next few weeks. Schuster also says that Motorola is now pushing Marshmallow to the Moto X Style in Brazil and India as well as the Moto X (2nd Gen) in Brazil. The update will roll out over the next few weeks.
As a refresher, here are some of the goodies that you Moto X owners will be getting with the Android 6.0 update:
- A new Memory Manager that lets you check memory usage of all your installed apps
- Volume controls have been greatly improved
- Do not disturb button has been added to the quick settings panel for easy access.
- System UI Tuner will appear in the settings menu at the very bottom once enabled. It provides a few simple UI tweaks.
- Google Now on Tap allows contextual information to be delivered based on content on your screen with a long press of the home key.
- Doze is a battery management feature that detects when your device is not in use and it will automatically go into a deep sleep state which saves your battery.
- App Standby reduces battery drain by putting seldom-used apps into a reduced activity state.
- Expandable Storage support allows for microSD cards to be used either in a portable storage or an internal storage mode. Portable storage allows your pictures, videos, audio and other media files to be stored. Internal storage allows both media storage along with apps and games but can not be used by other devices.
- RAM manager in settings which allows a consumer to view memory used by the system or an individual app over different time frames
- Automatic App backup not only backs up your apps but their associated data so when restored they will be the same as they were before
- Text selection has been improved
Motorola has been pretty quick with Android OS updates in the past, but with the recent move to Lenovo, some folks questioned whether or not Moto’s speediness with updates would continue. It looks like that’s going to be the case, because if Motorola does indeed start pushing Marshmallow to the Moto X Style/Pure Edition in the next few weeks, those updates will arrive a little more than a month after Google’s Nexus devices got Android 6.0. Not bad, Moto.