Google finally decided to make public the ultimate version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Currently, Android M is being submitted to tests on a bunch of Nexus handsets (5,6 and 9). In 2015, the Android 6.0 update is expected to reach the newest Nexus generation, the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 devices, made by LG and Huawei. With the final developer preview out in the open, it is now just a matter of time before Google makes the consumer variant up for grabs.
The next in line are Motorola, Samsung, Sony, LG, Asus and last but not least HTC. Motorola rolled several brand new gizmos this year. In July, the Moto X Pure Edition as well as the Moto X Play were released. So, given the fact these are Motorola’s newest handsets, they will also be the first ones to get the Android 6.0 update. The Moto X 2014 will also be on the list while the Moto G 2015 and the Moto E will be runner-ups.
If you’re wondering when exactly will the Moto X Pure Edition (aka Moto X Style) reach the stores, this will happen in September and the device can be yours for $400 (contract free). The latter is a very sturdy device which is fired up by a six-core Snapdragon 808 chipset. It has 3GB RAM and sports a 5.7-inch screen. The camera is a 21 MP snapper and the battery is a 3,000mAh one. At this price, users will have 16GB storage.
Moto X Play on the other hand has a 5.5-inch display, clocked at 1.6GHz and it houses an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor as well as 2GB RAM. The camera is identical to the one found in the Moto X Pure while the battery is slightly bigger, a 3,630mAh one. But, unfortunately this device can only be purchased in Europe, Canada and Latin America.
Moto X Play and Moto X Pure Edition are currently running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop while Moto X 2014 was fired-up by Android 4.4.4 KitKat, but it can be updated to Android 5.1. These three Motorola devices will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in the final term of 2015.