With Google ready to launch Android Marshmallow, smartphone manufacturers are looking to upgrade their best-sellers from last year. The latest device to get the 5.1.1 upgrade is the Motorola Moto G2.
Motorola pays special attention to the Moto G2 users and this partiality was recorded early last year when the smartphone manufacturer upgraded the Moto G2 to Android Lollipop before the Moto X. The Moto G2 was the third device in line for the upgrade, right after the Google Nexus and the Moto G (first-gen).
Earlier this year, Motorola made a public announcement claiming that their range of devices will be upgraded directly to Android Marshmallow as soon as Google launches the OS, but were reluctant to disclose which model they plan on upgrading first. Rumor has it that the company is focusing on their recently-released Moto G3, although, there is no viable proof to backup the claim.
Google is yet to announce a launch date for the upcoming OS, although, it will be unveiled within the next three months. If we keep the previous trend in mind, Motorola should be able to incorporate the upcoming OS to their range of smartphones and tablets by the first quarter of next year.
A recent report claims that Motorola plans on introducing the Android v6.0 Marshmallow on the Moto X (2014), Moto X2, Moto X Style or Pure Edition (as is known in the United States) and the Moto Droid Turbo. The Motorola Moto G2 and the G3 are reported to get the Marshmallow upgrade only after the above-mentioned devices.
In the meantime, Motorola plans to offer Android v5.1.1 Lollipop to the current-gen Moto G2 users. This is reason enough to cheer up, since the Moto G3 boasts of Android v5.1.1 Lollipop right from the factory. Motorola is yet to confirm whether the first-gen Moto G users will also get the upgrade, and this is disappointing.
However, readers are urged to wait for an official confirmation from the house of Motorola, before heading down ‘creative imagination’ street. Google, like always, plans to offer the Marshmallow upgrade to their in-house range of smartphones and tablets, namely the Nexus series, and the OS is already available in its Beta form.
User ratings are reviews are currently being considered in order to make the OS user-friendly, although, the OS is nearing the end of its testing phase. Moreover, Motorola is working to quickly upgrade all devices under the Moto E and G range to Android v5.1.1 Lollipop, in order to get over the ‘Stagefright bug’ attacking more and more smartphones by the day.
Google was informed about the bug in July 2015 and they came up with a bug fix within 48 hours. However, numerous similar bugs were discovered shortly. Android v5.1.1 Lollipop was designed to fix all the bugs that had popped up previously and it has been working flawlessly so far.
Mobile carriers such as Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile will also receive the upgrade soon. Google is also worried about the safety of the Nexus users, since the Stagefright bug has been in operation since Android v2.2 Froyo. If you’ve never heard of the bug so far, you’ve been lucky, since Stagefright is a hacker’s dream.