Motorola shares Android 6.0 upgrade plans, snubs 2014 Moto X and 2015 Moto E owners

Motorola Moto X (2014)
Motorola disappointed some of its customers and lost a measure of trust with potential customers with its recent announcement of devices it plans to upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Notably absent from its list of soon-to-be-updated devices are the 2014 Moto X AT&T and Verizon models and the 2015 Moto E.

In a blog post published Friday, Motorola shared the list of its smartphones that will be upgraded to Android Marshmallow:

  • 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
  • 2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen)
  • 2015 Moto X Play
  • 2015 Moto G (3rd gen)
  • 2014 Moto X Pure Edition in the US (2nd gen)
  • 2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia2 (2nd gen)
  • 2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE2 (2nd gen)
  • DROID Turbo
  • 2014 Moto Maxx
  • 2014 Moto Turbo
  • Nexus 6

Keen eyes quickly noticed that the only 2014 Moto X included in the list was the Pure Edition with no mention of carrier variants. Motorola’s forums manager confirmed that the AT&T and Verizon 2014 Moto X models will indeed be left out of the upgrade road map. This is disappointing news to owners of the year-old smartphone.

Another glaring omission is the 2015 Moto E, which is a little over seven months old. With Marshmallow set to roll out next week, the 2015 Moto E will have received one of the briefest runs of OS-level support in recent memory, Android Police notes.

Motorola notes that things “may change” and recommends consumers to see its software upgrade page for country-specific updates.

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