Every new version of Android has more than a few devices which are slow to pick up the release of the new software. For Android 6.0 Marshmallow one of those devices has been the Droid Turbo 2 from Motorola, exclusive to the Verizon Wireless network. While there are some Droid Turbo 2 devices that have already been upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the majority of users with device have yet to see any software updates pushed to their own units, as the software update has been pushed back following its initial push as a Marshmallow soak test that started back at the beginning of last month.
Initially, the Droid Turbo 2 was supposed to get the updated software bringing it forward to Android 6.0 Marshmallow on March 1st with the update being sent out by Verizon, but that turned out to be the soak test. Today, however, Motorola’s David Schuster has officially announced that they are fully deploying the Android 6.0 software out to all Motorola Droid Turbo 2 devices starting today. Having said that, the rollout is beginning today and as always that doesn’t mean that the remaining users with the Droid Turbo 2 will see the update today. This means that the process could still take the rest of the week before it’s been pushed out to everyone, but at least now the full rollout has started so it won’t be much longer of a wait for those who are using the phone.
As for the changes, users can expect the usual improvements and feature adds that have come to every other device running this version of the software, most notably the inclusion of Google Now On Tap as well as Doze Mode and app standby which will help with battery improvement on the Droid Turbo 2. More granular permissions control will also be included which means that apps installed on Droid Turbo 2 devices will no longer ask for permission upon installation, and instead, will ask users to grant them permission upon opening the app to use them. App links will also be added so users can decide what to do with links when tapped, and the update will also “fully extend” expandable storage on the device while also introducing a new Do Not Disturb mode button in the quick settings tiles. These are just a few of the changes users will see with the update, but if you prefer to read the full changelog you can find the link at the source.