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Motorola Confirms Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update to DROID Turbo on Verizon

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October 18
4:52 AM 2015

Motorola has officially announced the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software to Verizon's DROID Turbo units. The device manufacturer revealed on its website that the smartphone is waiting for the confirmation from Verizon itself.

The Taiwanese tech giant has divulged that it is already in talks with Verizon Wireless regarding the imminent upgrade of DROID Turbo with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In its support page for software updates, Motorola stated that the device will be upgrade to Android 6.0 and has currently pending partner support.

DROID Turbo with model number XT1254, as exclusively distributed by the biggest mobile carrier in the US, are the ones which will qualify for the software upgrade. While currently running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the smartphone device was perceived by Motorola needed to be updated with the new software update to keep up with the growing panache in Android world. DROID Turbo was last update in February 2015.

Marshmallow will come to DROID Turbo units automatically over the air (OTA) as they become available only when it is connected to a Wi-Fi. Manual update can also be done using a USB connection and Motorola Device Manager. Check also the update via Settings > about phone > System updates.

Aside from Motorola, Sony has also revealed its roadmap for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The upgrade will bring in several new features and key improvements to existing apps and system, including Apps Permissions, fingerprint support, app drawer, battery saver Doze and Google Now, among many others.

Google Now becomes more intuitive and smarter than ever. It now has various range of contexts and answers not to mention it also suggests actions to undertake.

Apps Permissions gives device owners more convenient management of the permissions of downloaded apps. Owners are endowed with choices, either to allow or deny permissions. Apps Permissions are mandatory to all first time users of the feature, not at the point of installation.

Doze is a new battery saving feature that devises motion sensors to manage the device's power, especially when idle. It eliminates background processes and starts alarms and informs owners of priority notifications.

Meanwhile, app drawer sports an all-new design ditching horizontal scrolls while replacing with vertical ones. The background is white to create a stark contrast with the scrolls. The improved app drawer shows four most recently used apps across the top of the menu.

If device has a fingerprint scanner, this features can be used for purchasing goods and services and unlocking device. Marshmallow also supports mobile payments through Visa, Discover, MasterCard, American Express and Google Pay.

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