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Moto G (2014) Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Begins



In early October just days after Google confirmed Android 6.0 Marshmallow and revealed their new Nexus smartphones, Motorola made a big announcement regarding software updates. Today, those are finally starting as the 2nd Gen Moto G (2014) Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is rolling out to some lucky users.

The 2nd Gen Moto G was one of the first smartphones to see an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop in 2014, but sadly it was one of the last to get the bug fixing updates to Android 5.0.2, and it never received Android 5.1 Lollipop. Motorola chose to skip the latest version of Android for 6.0, and that wait is about to finally pay off.

Read: Motorola Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Breakdown

Earlier this year Motorola confirmed a slew of its devices would see updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as expected, starting with the new Moto X. And while a few updates have rolled out for users outside of the United States, none have arrived in the US. However, starting today the soak test for the 2014 Moto G has started, and the update could be here sooner rather than later.


As we said above, the 2nd Gen Moto G’s last update was to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, along with some bug fixing updates and security patches, but it never received Android 5.1 Lollipop. As a result, it’s been riddled with small bugs, software issues, and the famous memory leak that causes slow performance over time, which usually resulted in users rebooting their phones once a week.

The Moto G and Moto X problems have been well documented, but if the latest news surfacing today is accurate, those will all be fixed soon enough. Multiple reports from Reddit to XDA and more have all confirmed that starting today, the Moto G Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has started.

Owners of the 2014 Moto G have started getting over the air software update notifications, which are for a large 400MB update taking their devices from Android 5.0.2 Lollipop to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Read: Android 6.0 vs Android 5.1 Lollipop: What’s New in Marshmallow

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the actual update for all owners just yet, and instead is the final “soak test” by Motorola. The company does what’s called soak tests, which is the last round of testing by real owners of the smartphone, who are a part of the Motorola Feedback Network. Once signed up, users are selected at random for new software updates.

Today multiple users received Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the 2014 Moto G, which means the update for all owners throughout the United States, and around the globe could arrive within the next week or two.

That being said, last year a similar soak test arrived, but updates for carriers and versions in the United States didn’t arrive until January. So while the update could start hitting all owners soon, it could be delayed until January if problems or issues arrise. So far all the reports are positive regarding performance, battery life and more, but again the update only started rolling out today.


The Moto G Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is a big one, and brings lots of changes which were linked to in our Android 5.1 vs Android 6.0 post above. Owners can expect a few nice software changes, tons of new animations and effects, and much more. Android 6.0 brings Doze battery life improvements, better security and permission controls, Google Now on Tap, Android Pay and more. It’s one of the bigger updates to Android in a long time, even if the visual changes seem minor.

As of right now the Moto X 2014 and Moto X 2015 Pure Edition have both received Android 6.0 Marshmallow in Brazil, and select parts of India, but that’s it. Meaning those with the 2014 Moto G are among the first Motorola smartphone owners to receive the latest software release from Google. This is still a soak test, but if all goes well and no problems surface, the full global rollout could start early next week or before the end of the month. Stay tuned for more details.



  1. Jyoti P Bhogvekar

    11/20/2015 at 3:29 am

    Wish that Marshmallow version is better than Lollipop

  2. Paul Defiasco

    11/21/2015 at 5:55 am

    Less talking and more facts. When they will release the update will never be too soon. The whole timeline of these releases is frankly ridicolous and this very slow roll up in the long term is going to hurt sales of these phones. I already have android m on moto g 2 via CyanogenMod 13 and it is very stable…but if today I would need to look at a new phone I would not have any doubt…Google Nexus phones so I will receive new os updates the day they are out rather than a year later.

  3. Sreyas

    11/28/2015 at 3:46 am

    I’m using Moto G2 and here it is saying that android m has been rolling out. Till November 28 I have not received any notification. And i am regularly checking for update also.(India)

  4. Victor Muniz

    11/29/2015 at 4:31 am

    The soak test has been realesed. Much more stable, no gasps, Doze improve battery life on sleep mode. Shame the Now On Tap not working on Portuguese language. Thanks.

  5. Nitin dung

    11/30/2015 at 8:49 am

    I am using moto g2 and not have received update till now it has been said that in first week of December will it be rolling out.
    Hope so..

  6. Varun Verma

    12/05/2015 at 1:21 am

    I am using moto g2 and didn’t received update notification till now… as it is said to be rolled out in the 1st week of december… plz let us know when it will be rolling out?

  7. Varun Verma

    12/12/2015 at 6:20 am

    what about the update man?…… m eagerly waiting for marshmallow and u people just play with our feelings… motorola please let us know the exact date or time we have marshmallow upgradation notification… just fed up..

  8. Salem

    12/12/2015 at 9:02 am

    I’m italian, i want the upgrade now.

  9. Ravi

    12/12/2015 at 2:18 pm

    Hey whats the prblm look at the dates ,where is marshmallow for moto g2 ,please send as early as ,thank you so much..

    • Gerva

      12/16/2015 at 10:18 am

      It will release soon you can check on that your device is listed or not. Moto g3 already receiving the update.

  10. Ram Patil

    12/26/2015 at 8:33 am

    Yar muze update aake gaya hai lekin maine update nahi kiya tha ab muze update krna hai to update bol raha hai
    Mai kya karu ?

  11. Gaurav

    01/09/2016 at 11:38 am

    Plz tell me moto g3 update krne k bad kaisa chal rha h

  12. ashutosh tiwari

    01/10/2016 at 2:10 am

    Please tell me the current date of updation of moto g2 and during updation data can be lost or no plzz any one reply fast

  13. Pulkit

    01/10/2016 at 2:30 am

    I hav updated my motog3 to marshmallow bt play store is getting force closed…cant update ma play store services…what shud i do??

  14. Chandu

    01/13/2016 at 8:52 am

    I too have updated to marshmallows version, but my mobile getting hang & app’s etc are getting open very slowly .. This s not at all good.. please don’t update this Marshmallow’s version .. Thank u ..

  15. harish

    02/16/2016 at 9:26 am

    My Mobile data does not gets connected after the update, I use duel sim. It get connect with single but not with duel

    • Somnath

      02/22/2016 at 3:56 am

      Same here

  16. Shivam Chourasia

    02/18/2016 at 11:02 pm

    I have updated my moto g2. I lost my all contacts my phone book is not working. My call history is not visible. I can’t add new contact. The battery recharg time has increased from 2 hour to 4 hours. Worst update.

    • reshi

      02/19/2016 at 1:11 am

      I updated today and i am having the same problem, esp with contacts! Please reply if u found any fix…or what can i do about it..

      • shivam chourasia

        02/19/2016 at 5:37 am

        I have given my phone to the service centre.they are charging 650rs. This update is worst for moto g2. please tell me have u updated ur mobile using wifi.

        • Reshi

          02/19/2016 at 10:27 pm

          I was forced to factory reset my phone. Now it works fully fine and smooth for now.
          I had done wipe cache partition also, but that also didn’t work. Yes i had upgraded using wifi.
          I think factory resetting should correct all issues, but yes it erases most of the things, do back them up first.

          • shivam chourasia

            02/19/2016 at 11:03 pm

            DO They forced u to pay 650 rs or they did it for free. IS ur moto g2 working well now.

        • Abhi Nautiyal

          02/29/2016 at 1:27 am

          Ya I update my moto g2 in 6.0 by using wifi…my phone is hanging too much….most of the time when I m using the apps…apps not responding bug comes ….it feels like i m using a 3rd grade local cell instead of moto g2… I m doing factory reset

  17. reshi

    02/19/2016 at 1:18 am

    Updated my moto g2 today to marshmallow. Phone is hanging a bit. To my shock, dialer is not working/responding, i can’t see any of my contacts. I open contacts and it says updating…forever! Google drive and many apps are not responding/have to force close…
    Im in disbelief what’s with this update! Anybody who can help regarding this, please do…:(

  18. Sheevon B

    02/19/2016 at 10:17 am

    Updated my motog2 to mashmallow a week ago and my mobile is now getting hanged seriously, all apps are automatically closing and some are not responding, i have removed all apps but still the issues persist…seriously iam getting tired of rebooting it again and again…. Lolipop was muvh better as mashmallow update have not made much difference only some minor twiks..
    Going for downgrade…. Bad android 6

    • Reshi

      02/19/2016 at 10:38 pm

      Factory reset ur phone, that should solve the issues. It worked for me,,,had tried everything else,,,but do back up ur things first.

    • shivam chourasia

      02/19/2016 at 11:06 pm

      u cant down grade ur mobile after the upgrade. plz go to the customer care for help.

  19. Shenzy

    02/19/2016 at 11:34 pm

    I updated my phn to marshmallow update 2days back..i cnt c my contacts..i cnt save any contacts either.. Moreover phn is hanging evry now n then… N i didnt use my phn fr 5 hours.. N without having any open applications.. My charge reduced from 89%-15% ..
    What nonsense is dis…i really need some solution

    • shivam chourasia

      02/20/2016 at 9:58 am

      please go to service centre they will charge 650 rs

      • Reshi

        02/20/2016 at 11:32 am

        I had done factory reset myself Settings>Backup & reset>Factory data reset. After that my marshmallow 6.0 is working absolutely fine on moto g2. No problem now, except for i had to save my data first. Keep your battery charged before doing that.


    02/20/2016 at 10:02 pm

    Hi !!Today i got update of my moto g2 into marshallow just now

  21. Pihu patil

    02/22/2016 at 7:00 am

    Updated my motog2 to marshmallow due to this various problem occured in ma phone like low battery bakup….nt working proprly any app it will gone hang any time….slow processing nd if i use it continue 1hr thn it is hitted….how can i fix my problem…..suggest me

  22. Pruthvi

    02/24/2016 at 9:19 am

    Can any one help me to get back to lollipop.??? Android 6… Appearance., features are too better compared with lollipop but battery charging duration and it’s usage is very poor… And a little hanging problem with some apps., but after update my phone processing speed is improved… With a better battery backup then what is the use of holding a good phone.???

  23. Pruthvi

    02/24/2016 at 9:24 am

    Before update i was using more than 40 hours after complete charge… Now it is only 12 to 16… I tried wipe cache., now the thing is to factory reset… If the battery issue is solved I would like to give 10 stars out of 10… Please fix it soon…

  24. Nilay

    02/24/2016 at 6:12 pm

    What the hellll is happening . my moto g didn’t connect the mobile data network after updating lolipop to marshmallow … So now what can I do??? Replay fast plzzz…

  25. Ram.

    02/26/2016 at 9:33 am

    I have got updated my Motorola 2nd gen Mobile. After that after 4-5 times unlocking.. It will not take password. Have to restart to unlock the phone. Can’t activate WiFi via short cut. Not able to view contact list, Call history, Miss call details. I am done with update and frustrated.

    • Pruthvi

      02/26/2016 at 7:18 pm

      @RAM: Try to clear system cache… I have tried it…

  26. Steve

    03/02/2016 at 5:04 am

    I updated Motorola 2nd gen phone to Marshmallow yesterday. Almost instantly started having problems. Tons of error messages pop-up saying various processes aren’t working. Apps error messages saying the app can’t open. I am located in the USA. This update sucks Motorola.

  27. Sunil s sakre

    03/02/2016 at 11:00 pm

    I am using moto g 2nd generation and didnot received upgrade notification till now…. please help me

  28. Richard

    03/03/2016 at 12:20 am

    I updated to version 6, but was not working fine and now device stuck with message that “Process system isn’t responding”. device is power ON but not working at all.

    • Utkarsh ahuja

      03/13/2016 at 9:58 pm

      Did you find a solution to your issue?

  29. sandal

    03/03/2016 at 9:56 am

    moto 2nd generation lollipop 6.0 reboot details pls inform

  30. raj

    03/04/2016 at 9:44 am

    I want back lolipop on my moto g2 how can i get it back…

  31. rahmath

    03/24/2016 at 5:29 am

    My phone was very slow and hanging when I update to marshmallow. I want to go back to lollipop. Can u please help me. It’s my humble request.

  32. Don

    03/26/2016 at 9:22 am

    Following the software update my moto g phone won’t connect to the mobile data network. What’s up with this? You release an update to fix existing bugs and in the process you screw up my phone…

    ERR_Internet_Disconnected. Phone does connect via Wi-Fi but no longer connects via Data

  33. Emil

    03/29/2016 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve just updated my Motorola 2nd generation to marshmallow and the phone is seriously lagging I’m only getting 22mb free space and the android Otis taking up 880 my of ram what’s up with that I want my lolipop back. How can I do this my phone really slow after this update

  34. neeraj kumar

    04/02/2016 at 10:47 pm

    I updated my Mobie to marshmallow but after updating lots of software issues ,like WiFi problem and hanging problem

  35. Jalna Broderick

    04/29/2016 at 1:41 pm

    This version has been the bain of my existence, my phone apps have crashed more than a NASCAR race. I want my old system back!!!

  36. mohanraj

    05/05/2016 at 1:29 am

    I have had update the Marshmallow to my Moto G 2gen(2014), While i’m charging my device i can’t unlock by pattern. It irritating to handle with marshmallow, any ideas to resolve this. how to report this issue to google?. Kindly share your ideas.

  37. Anvi

    05/18/2016 at 2:49 am

    After updating to the latest software I’m getting a msg “processing system is not responding” . What should I do now

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