All the Moto X devices, aside from the Moto X (2013), are either seeing Marshmallow rolling out now or can expect to see it coming very soon. In this article, we've collated information on the Moto X (2013), Moto X (2014), Moto X Pure Edition (Moto X Style outside of the US) and Moto X Play. Find out all the latest Moto X Android update news here.
On November 12, Motorola's David Schuster announced via Google+ that Motorola X (2014) owners in Brazil were beginning to receive the Marshmallow update.
The deployment follows a pleasingly short soak test and clearly means that development of the software went well. Schuster said that the update would be rolling out globally over the coming weeks, so keep an eye on your notifications, because it could arrive at any time.
A CyanogenMod 13 ROM is available via the XDA Developers forum. It allows you to get Android Marshmallow up and running on your Moto X (2014) immediately. It's an early release and bugs are still being squashed, but you can look through the known issues and temporary fixes. It is described as being in "a usable state".
As always, flashing a custom ROM to your device comes with a variety of dangers, so use at your own risk. If you decide to download and install it, be sure to back up everything on your device before you do so.
Many more of Motorola's devices are scheduled to receive Marshmallow; you can see the full list on our Marshmallow update page.
Moto X (2014) Android Lollipop update in the US
Verizon Moto X (2014) update
The Moto X update started to arrive to unlocked devices (as well as those with Rogers) in the US, Canada and Brazil only recently, but now Verizon has begun its official rollout too.
The update brings Moto X (2nd gen) owners up to software version 23.16.3 and introduces new interruption controls, a means of altering the notification volume while media is playing, and factory reset protection. To read more about the Android 5.1 features, head over to our dedicated article at the link.
Verizon updates typically arrive with devices in stages. When it comes to yours, make sure that you charge your device to at least 75 percent before starting the update. For a full rundown of the Verizon improvements introduced, check out the Verizon Wireless changelog.
AT&T Moto X (2014) update
Following hot on the heels of Verizon, AT&T is now rolling out the final Android 5.1 update for the Moto X (2014) too. Motorola Software product manager David Schuster updated a post on his Google+ page to deliver the announcement, stating that the Moto X update has been moved to ''full deployment'' (for both AT&T and Verizon).
This means that while you might not receive a notification from AT&T just yet, you can go into Settings > About Phone > Software Update to see if it's ready.
US Cellular Moto X (2014) update
US Cellular has also announced the OTA Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Moto X 2nd generation. The OTA brings the Moto X (2014) update to build number LPE23.32-21.
The full changelog has also been posted on its customer support site, including a new ''chop chop'' gesture for launching the flashlight, priority interruptions, heads-up notifications, additional Quick Settings, Device Protection and improvements to the camera.
To see if the update is waiting for you, head to Settings > About Phone > System Update.
Moto X (2014) Pure Edition update
As mentioned above, the Moto X (2nd generation) Pure Edition began receiving the Android 5.1 update on June 26.
Moto X Play Android update
The Moto X Play Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is on the way. Motorola released the Moto X Play, sold as the Droid Maxx 2 in the US, with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but it won't be long before it gets Marshmallow. Find the latest Moto X Play update news below.
Android Marshmallow came to the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in October, and Motorola devices are expected to get it soon. Remember that the Moto X Play is being sold as the Droid Maxx 2 in the US and is available only on Verizon (just as the Moto X Style is being sold in the US as the Moto X Pure Edition). We'll be updating this page with Droid Maxx 2 Marshmallow update details as well.
We know that a group of Moto X Pure Edition users began testing Android Marshmallow in October, as Motorola prepared the update for launch. The Moto X Play is renowned for great battery life already, thanks to its 3,630 mAh capacity. When the update to Marshmallow arrives, its Doze feature should improve battery life further. Read more in our Android 6.0 review.
Moto X Play Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update
The Moto X Play and Droid Maxx 2 come with Android 5.1.1 out of the box. That means you're getting what is essentially the best version of Lollipop from the start. If you run into any issues with Lollipop on your Moto X Play, or if you'd like to find out how to get more out of your phone, head over to these articles:
The Moto X Pure Edition, or Moto X Style as it's known in Europe, is likely to be one of the first Motorola devices to receive the Android Marshmallow upgrade. The question on everybody's lips is "when?" Find out all the latest Moto X Pure Edition Android update news below.
Moto X Pure Edition Android 6.0 Marshmallow update
Motorola's David Schuster took to his Google+ platform with good news on November 12. He announced that Moto X Pure Edition owners in Brazil and India were beginning to receive the heralded Marshmallow update. A global rollout is to proceed in stages over the coming weeks, so keep an eye on your notifications.
Moto X (2013) Android update
It was a long wait for Android Lollipop on the Moto X, but owners' patience was finally rewarded when the update began to roll out in September. Find out all the latest Moto X Android Lollipop update news below.