Motorola has decided to upgrade the Moto E (2nd Gen) to Android 6.0 Marshmallow after all, announcing its intentions in an updated list of the phones set to receive the new OS. The entry specifically mentions only the 4G LTE-enabled version of the handset will get it.
To recall, the Moto E (2nd Gen) stirred up some controversy back in October when it didn’t make it to the list of Motorola devices which would get the upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Owners were justifiably angry at this turn of events, as an update had been promised to them by the brand.
There’s no clear reason why Motorola decided to include the Moto E now. Note that the promotion to Android Marshmallow will only be sent out to users in Latin America, Canada, Europe and Asia (excluding China). Furthermore, the manufacturer has not stated when the upgrade will be handed over.
Other than the Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G LTE version, the Moto X Force, Droid Turbo 2, and Droid Maxx 2 have been added to the list as well. This brings the inventory to 15 devices. Motorola recently sent out Android 6.0 to Moto X (Gen 2) and Moto X Style consumers in India and Brazil. It’s currently conducting soak tests for the Moto X Pure Edition, which is the Style’s name in the US.
A neat look at the main specs of the Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G:
– OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop, upgradable to Marshmallow
– Display: 4.5-inch, 960 x 540 pixels
– CPU: 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410
– GPU: Adreno 306
– Storage: 8GB storage expandable till 32GB
– RAM: 1GB
– Camera: 5MP rear, 0.3MP front
– Battery: 2390mAh
– Weight: 145g
– Size: 129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3mm
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, dual-SIM, Bluetooth
The Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G version is priced at Rs 6999 and can be bought via Flipkart or Snapdeal.