Motorola has announced it will begin rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to owners of the Moto G (3rd Gen) in India. The declaration was made via the brand’s local Twitter account. Note that it may take some time for the upgrade to be sent out to all users, who should receive it automatically over-the-air (OTA).
To recall, the Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) arrived in India back in July 2015 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. To manually check whether the smartphone has gotten the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, users have to visit Settings, choose About Phone and finally click on System Update.
Motorola kicked off its Android Marshmallow rollout in India with the Moto X Style in November 2015, which was followed by the announcement for the Moto X (2nd Gen) in December that year. It had recently decided to add the Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G LTE version to its list of phones getting the new OS, although it hasn’t announced a date for the upgrade.
Android 6.0 brings a number of changes to the Moto G (3rd Gen). While owners of the phone are set to get access to tools like Google Now on Tap and Android Pay, they will also have to bid goodbye to features such as Moto Assist and Moto Migrate. Motorola has decided to dump these functions as Marshmallow offers similar services.
A quick summary of the main specs of the Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen):
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
– Display: 5-inch, 720 x 1280p
– CPU: quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 410
– Battery: 2470mAh
– Memory: 8GB or 16GB, expandable till 32GB
– RAM: 1GB or 2GB
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Dimensions: 142.1 x 72.4 x 11.6mm
– Weight: 155g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, microUSB 2.0, 4G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Bluetooth
The Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) can be bought via Flipkart where its price starts at Rs 11999.