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Motorola has begun rolling out the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its Moto G 2nd Gen phones. Both the Moto G 2nd Gen and the Mot G 3rd Gen are among the devices from Moto to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The OTA update is released to get installed ovet the existing Android 5.0.2 stock update. If users have not received any notifications on their phones, they can manually check for a System Update from the Settings tab.
The OTS update works only on phones running a stock version of the Android ROM.Updates will be manual for when of any other ROM. The Update causes no change to existing settings like installed apps, although a back up for all your data is highly recommended. The new Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update brings several new features like improved battery life, enhancements to the Android 5.0 and features that will improve the app.
You can now run apps with 'reduced activity' state when not in use. This could speed up your phone and also improve the battery life.
In Marshmallow, the phone's SD card can be configured to extend one's internal memory. This is especially useful if they get installed on the SD card and not the internal memory of the phone. Apps getting installed on the internal memory often end up eating up phone storage. However, the SD card cannot be removed from the phone unless re-formatted as the SD card becomes a part of the phone.
An important feature of the Moto G 2nd Generation is app permissions, usually seen while logging into apps or during post installation.The new Marshmallow update allows users to give permission to apps to access key phone features. Users can deny permissions to apps if they want to.
Do not Disturb
The phone's ringtone and notifications can be configured to allow calls only from select contacts on your phone. You could also set alarms or go into silent mode. You can also Time these features as part of the Moto G phones. This is useful for events and meetings.
Google Now on Tap
This is a key feature on the Marshmallow that was debuted on Google I/O last year. Google Now provides results that are contextual. You can search for an Address you received on a messaging app and directly search for it on Google Maps. The results will be tailored.