Android Marshmallow update: Moto X Pure Edition owners in U.K. receive Android 6.0 firmware


Motorola continues to roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware update over the air for their latest U.S.-released flagship, the Moto X Pure Edition, in other areas. 

The Marshmallow update for the Motorola flagship smartphone, also known by its international name Moto X Style, is apparently being rolled out by regions. According to Android Police, they have received a report from a user in the United Kingdom that they have received the OTA update. 

The download demands 650 MB in storage space and it does not bring much change to the stock Android that Google has provided for its OEMs. The update brings the much awaited features that Android 6.0 Marshmallow carries, including Doze Mode that significantly increases battery life via a smart standby mode, an improved fingerprint scanner system, access to mobile payment system Android Pay, user interface design improvements, and many more.

The United Kingdom rollout could very well mean that the Marshmallow firmware is coming to other European regions very soon. Announced by the search engine giant last May and released for the Nexus 6P last September, owners of Android non-Nexus smartphones are eager to receive news in when they will be getting their hands on Marshmallow. 

The Moto X Style packs a 5.7-inch 1440p Quad HD display that boasts front-facing speakers, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset and 3 GB in RAM. The 21-megapixel back-end camera has geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and panorama features, while the 5-megapixel front-facing selfie shooter is equipped with an LED flash. The smartphone also houses a 3000 mAh battery. 

Owners of the Motorola handsets can check if an update is ready for their devices by going to Settings and then going to Software Update.