Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been in circulation since October last year, but there are still many phones that are waiting for the desired update. Motorola usually gives updates faster than its competitors, in addition to launching new versions. However, as always happens, the first models to receive the latest OS are the most advanced of the catalog, leaving the mid-range models from previous years in the background. Now that Motorola has updated its high-end devices, it is the turn to other smartphones such as the Motorola Moto G 2014 or Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen). The company confirmed that it would be the new candidate to receive Marshmallow and the process has already begun.
David Schuster, director of product strategy at Motorola Mobility, has become the spokesman for Motorola when it comes to talking about new updates and always choose his profile on Google+ to announce the latest developments. In this case, the product manager confirms that the soak test of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Motorola Moto G 2014 has already begun, indicating that the global launch is just around the corner.
And what’s this soak test? It is the name that puts Motorola to the process of testing a new update. With updates you never know, and there have been cases where they have ended up causing more problems than solutions due to poor implementation of the software. With the soak test, Motorola chooses a small number of users to launch the update in this way can prove its stability before publishing the update for the rest of the world. Here the countries chosen for the soak test are India and Brazil.
Usually a soak test can take several weeks, but Schuster confirms that will be testing for only one week. If the results are good and no serious problems are detected, Motorola will start the deployment of the new version in other countries in which they work. It is not possible to know the exact date for the arrival of Android 6.0 to the Motorola Moto G 2014, as the process is done in stages by countries and operators. The soak test includes the Motorola Moto G 2014 3G and 4G variants, so both will be updated simultaneously.
As mentioned, Motorola offers a complete support for updates, more than most of the brands, both speed and amplitude, ie, the new versions come not only faster, but also updated veteran smartphones. Lenovo, the company owning Motorola, decided to keep offering the same support that when they were part of Google. From now on, the Motorola brand will disappear and will be renamed as Moto by Lenovo, but continue to focus on providing updates before the rest.