Motorola has always been amongst the first few OEMs to bring the latest Android OS update on its devices. This time as well, the company is all set to release the latest Android OS version for its smartphone, a few days after Google launched Android 6.0 Marshmallow version with new Nexus smartphones. The roll out of the latest Android OS update may make the existing Motorola smartphone users happy, but with this update they will no longer be able to make use of Motorola's signature features.
Motorola is dropping its signature software features as part of the plan to update its phones to Android Marshmallow OS version. Therefore, users will no longer be able to use Motorola Assist, Migrate, and Connect apps that have been a part of the software of their Motorola smartphones. As per Motorola, these features will not be required anymore, because the Marshmallow update itself has new features to take care of the tasks that these would do.
Why this change?
Motorola mentioned in its Blog that the Marshmallow version has new features and updates which make the Motorola's signature features to look mere duplication of these. For instant Assist handles voice commands, and responds to the phrase, "OK, Moto X", and Google Now already had a similar capability, and has only got better with the update.
Motorola's Migrate app is meant to transfer contacts and content from one device to another. However, considering that Google already had updated its own migration tools with Lollipop, the Migrate app seems needless.
Motorola's Connect allows a user to send SMS messages from a Chrome extension, which sync up with phone, which works more or less similar to the Google's over-the-top messaging services like Hangouts.
Which all devices will be updated?
The company will update most of its 2014 and 2015 devices to Marshmallow. These devices include the Moto X Pure Edition, Moto X (2014 Edition), and Nexus 6. To know more about it, Motorola has put up a dedicated update page.