Motorola has been pretty good with software updates in the past, though lately the company has faltered. But it seems that support for its flagship is strong in the meantime. The Moto X Style, known as the Pure Edition in the US, is now getting its Marshmallow update in Brazil and India, and the second gen Moto X is getting the update in Brazil.
The full rollout will be coming in the next few weeks, including for the US Moto X Pure Edition. Keep an eye out for an update notification, because Marshmallow is no small update. And with the mediocre battery life on the Moto X, Marshmallow is sorely needed.
Here’s a list of improvements in the new version of Android:
- 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
Are you excited for the update? Looking forward to better battery life? Leave a comment!