Moto G (2nd Gen) Now Receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Owners of Motorola Moto G (2nd generation) in these days can now be delighted to receive the great Android upgrade to version 6.0 Marshmallow.

The latest Android version, Marshmallow, is spreading with very slow steps to more and more Android smartphones. Now it is the turn of last year’s price-friendly smartphone from Motorola, namely 2.generation of Moto G.

It is clear from some so-called release notes from Motorola, where all the news in the Android version and the procedures for installation of it can be found. A user on the website reddit follows up on it and writes that Marshmallow is on its way to four variants of 2. generation Moto G, which is:

  • XT1063: Global GMS-Edition
  • XT1064: GSM release in United States/Canada
  • XT1068: Global GSM and dual-SIM version (sold in Denmark)
  • XT1069: GSM-and DTV Edition in Brazil

It is these four variants mentioned explicitly by the user on ANIMALERTS, but at the same time, he also writes in a comment, also is out for the upgrade to 4 g variants. The Danish 4 g variant, XT1072, is not mentioned among the four variants, so it is still a little uncertain if the software is unable to this at home.

Safe is it in anyway, the upgrade is a big one at that, because it fills the entire 464.2 MB, which can be downloaded over the air “-in other words, over cellular data or Wi-Fi without the need of a pc. You just need to wait until you receive a notification that it is ready for download. Alternatively, you can even make a check for available upgrades by clicking into the Settings» On your phone ‘ System updates.

On Motorola’s website highlights the following as some of the news in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow:


  • App Standby: With reduced battery consumption drastically by Standby App to put apps, you rarely use, in a deep sleep, so they can no longer swallow all the flow.
  • App permissions: Android 6.0 Marshmallow gives full control over which permissions apps can access. If you do not want to URf.eks. Facebook has access to your contacts, you can deny access to the app.
  • microSD card as internal storage: If you have an external microSD card in your Moto G, you can in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow beat the external storage space along with the internal, so you can keep multiple apps and content on your memory card as it was the phone’s internal storage.
  • Now on Tap: Google Now service is in Marshmallow extended with function Now on Tap, which can be opened in any app on your phone by holding the home button down. It brings useful info on everything you displayed on your screen, URf.eks. links for cinema tickets for a movie, if Now on Tap is opened in a text conversation, where the movie is mentioned.