Android 6.0 Marshmallow is here, now users anxious to take advantage of the new update are just waiting for their turn. Countless Android users have been asking and discussing when they’ll finally get the newest version. For Motorola’s Droid Turbo users, the wait may be almost over.
Thanks to their fast updates, Motorola has made a good name for itself. But the Marshmallow rollout could hurt that image. Seeing as their upgrading plans don’t seem to include either the Moto E versions or some carrier versions of the Moto X, some users may be missing out. But the Droid Turbo is still on the list to receive Marshmallow, making the lucky cut as one of the few older smartphones to receive the update at all.
Motorola kicked off the update for the Moto X and Moto X Style as early as November 12th, but the first markets were available in Brazil and India. Soon after, in December Marshmallow rolled out to Moto X Pure users on US carriers such as AT&T, Sprint, and US Cellular as well as the Moto X, the 2014 Moto X, the Moto G, and more.
Reports have emerged as of December 14th that Marshmallow is landing on Motorola Moto X Style handsets, including UK users. And Motorola’s Moto X 2014 edition has begun receiving the new software update on December 17th. Handsets in India and Australia have also apparently already received the update as well, but no news yet specifically for Droid Turbo users.
As Droid Turbo is a Verizon exclusive phone, some Verizon employees have claimed to have already received the update for their Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Employee Edition, which is basically a limited edition red Droid Turbo for Verizon employees only.
Droid Turbo, Droid Turbo 2, and Droid Maxx 2 users are now confirmed to receive the official over-the-air update of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. However, Motorola hasn’t revealed any exact timing for rollouts yet. According to latest news, Motorola is determined to release the overdue software updates very soon.
Depending on the carrier, rollout times may vary. Therefore, Motorola could be faster to release the latest version of Android to certain carriers, as there’s no set exclusive release dates yet.
The company has promised to work quickly to ensure their users get the upgrade, but it may take some time as they are reported saying they “have high standards,” so to “look for more news on the timing in the coming weeks” and to “stay tuned for more details on upgrades for specific devices.”