Back in October, Motorola disclosed their set out roll out plans for the Marshmallow OS update to their Moto devices. Since then the company has rolled out the Marshmallow software update to their Moto X Style, Moto X Play Edition and most recently the Moto X (Gen 2). The Lenovo company has however began rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the unlocked version of its 3rd generation Moto G (XT1540) handset. Motorola launched the Moto G (Gen 3) in the second quarter of this year bundled with an Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. The new Marshmallow update brings new features to the Moto G handset such as the new Android Pay system which is ideal for making mobile payments, Google Now on Tap, improved app permissions as well as security patches from Google among many other functionalities. The update will also include Moto-specific calibrations to match the Android M upgrade including the removal of the Moto Assist function which works the same as the Do Not Disturb feature of the Marshmallow OS. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow over-the-air update for the Moto G (3rd Gen) is presently only available for users in the US and Canada regions. It is expected to reach other regions soon after. The update will occupy a 2 GB worth of storage, and will upgrade the Moto G software version to 24.11.25.en.US. If you own a Moto G (Gen 3), you can check for the update by going to the Settings menu then the About Phone section and select System Updates.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool