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Moto G 2015 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Arrives



Motorola has been extremely busy over the course of the past month delivering updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow for multiple devices. From the new Moto X Pure Edition, to older phones like last years Moto X and Moto G. However, this weekend the Moto G (2015) 3rd Gen Android 6.0 update finally started rolling out in the US.

In October Google announced Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and a little over a month later Motorola quickly delivered it to the 2014 Moto G, and select few other devices outside of the US. However, they’ve slowly delivered more and more updates for those in the United States.

Read: Motorola Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Breakdown

The Moto X Pure Editon, Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and older devices have all received Android 6.0 Marshmallow, well ahead of most other smartphones by different manufacturers. That said, the newest Moto G was still waiting, but over the Christmas holiday weekend it started rolling out.


Today multiple reports have confirmed the new Moto G 2015 or 3rd Gen received an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow over the weekend. This is for the stock, unlocked Moto G sold in the United States on, and in Best Buy stores. Not from carriers.

The unlocked and newest Moto G 3rd Gen was released earlier this year and is now getting Android 6.0 ahead of most other flagship smartphones. Making this $179 or $229 smartphone not only one of the best budget phones, but one of few already updated to Google’s latest release.

Read: Moto G 2015 Review: The Best Budget Phone

Google recently released an update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with a few very small changes, 200 new emoji, but most manufacturers are still moving forward with Android 6.0 for now, and will push out Android 6.0.1 next. That’s apparent with this release, as Motorola hasn’t scrapped the current update to deliver the latest version instead.

The Moto G 3rd Gen Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is extremely large, and it’s recommended users download and install it over a WiFi connection. Just like other Moto handsets, the Moto G runs nearly stock Android. And while users will notice Moto Migrate and a few apps missing, the update delivers tons of changes and new features. Moto Migrate has been removed in favor of Google’s stock backup and restore feature.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow delivers better performance and battery life, improved security, Doze battery life tweaks, Android Pay support, Google Now on Tap, permission controls and much more. The link below has additional details.

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

As of today we’re hearing multiple owners of the Moto G 2015 have received Android 6.0 in the United States, but it isn’t rolling out to everyone just yet. These are usually slow staggered rollouts, that could take upwards of two weeks to hit all devices. This is to ensure no issues or major problems are on board. Owners can head into settings > about phone > and tap check for updates to manually check and download the latest software, or just wait for it to arrive.

An over the air update notification will arrive on users devices, and the update takes about 10 minutes to complete. Motorola’s been running a soak test period for the Moto G, but it looks like it finished and should be rolling out to all users over the course of the next week or so. Stay tuned for more details, and we’ll confirm once Motorola announces the update or shares more information.



  1. Josh

    12/28/2015 at 4:38 pm

    I did not receive any update in the US. Stuck on 5.1.1 (XT1540)

    • I want the Marshmallow update!!

      12/29/2015 at 8:46 am

      Me too! Have the exact same problem but in Canada. When I go to update it says “Already on the latest software.” Poor OTA update.

  2. Rohit

    12/28/2015 at 7:45 pm

    What? When did they release 6.0 for moto x play?

  3. Terry

    12/28/2015 at 9:24 pm

    Finally motorola gets the update can’t wait…

  4. Shubham

    12/29/2015 at 9:15 am

    I am waiting for marshmallow

  5. shtikboy

    01/01/2016 at 12:13 am

    Still waiting myself…North America…

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    01/02/2016 at 6:03 am

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  7. Haris

    01/02/2016 at 7:03 am

    Even not in India! still awaiting

    • Park

      02/16/2016 at 8:35 am

      Hi Buddy,

      I got the marshmallow update on two days back and it is working awesome.

  8. sai krishna

    01/02/2016 at 9:43 am

    i was using moto g3rd gen mobile but i did’t receives mashmallow ota pls help me

  9. Samuel James Kirkendall

    01/04/2016 at 4:12 pm

    Still no update on my Moto G 3rd gen… I still have 5.1.1 and it says no update. I live in Maryland. I hope it comes through soon!

  10. Lemuel Kong

    01/05/2016 at 7:49 pm

    I got the update for my moto g 2015 but it seems like it has slowed down my phones performance.

    • Samuel James Kirkendall

      01/05/2016 at 7:54 pm

      Yeah I just got it this evening also but I haven’t noticed any slow down of performance. I have noticed even better battery life though with Doze mode.

  11. Arunabh

    01/08/2016 at 1:27 pm

    I just upgraded Moto G3 (India) to marshmellow, extreme slow performance and heating observed. Anyone else facing the same?

    • Karla Pérez

      01/10/2016 at 12:42 pm

      I received the update a week ago, these are the things I noticed: slow performance, the home button and notification menu stopped working, the apps notifications would not show, so I did a factory reset and everything worked fine again, until I downloaded some apps and the phone became slow again. I’m hopping there will be an update to sort these problems because I really like this phone and before the update to marshmallow it worked perfectly fine!

      • Kush

        03/26/2016 at 12:59 am

        Hey Karla,
        I am also suffering from the same problem my home button is not working and the notification apps are also not working. Can you please tell me what we can do about this problem.

    • Bill

      01/12/2016 at 12:37 pm

      After the upgrade on my Moto G the performance is terrible. Apps slow to open and respond. I also notice the phone hotter than before and the battery life is diminished. I am not very happy with the update from a performance issue. I will need to change phones if there is not some configuration options that will help this out.

    • Park

      02/16/2016 at 8:38 am

      Hi Arunabh,

      I got marshmallow update two days back since I got new phone so it is working fine now, let me wait and see how it will work in future. But I too observed the heating issue.

  12. Saul Panicker

    01/09/2016 at 7:33 am

    Upgraded my Moto g3 (India) to marshmallow, heating observed, my contacts are not visible in d app even after synchronizing to Google.

  13. vivek

    01/10/2016 at 11:34 pm

    same here contacts just shows updating and doesnt move forward…

  14. Sandeep

    01/19/2016 at 9:32 pm

    Marshmallows is totally bakwash version .please any body help me how to upgrade in old version lollipop in moto g 3rd generation.

  15. mohanraj

    03/04/2016 at 1:47 am

    I recieve the Marshmallow update, I recommended please don’t update in Moto G 2gen, My device become very slower, and device and display also getting heated. I need a help if you peoples have any solutions to resolve.

  16. Sandeep

    03/30/2016 at 9:25 am

    Don’t update in Moto G3.. After update home button and notifications menu is not working.. Some settings are lost etc.. I don’t want to factory reset but looks like there is no other option..

  17. Bob

    04/22/2016 at 6:49 am

    Observed after Marshmallow update phone gets very hot when 3G/4G is on but not on Wifi hope upcoming updates will fix this issue.

  18. T

    05/08/2016 at 3:09 pm

    Downloaded this moto g phone update software called marshmallow, not that i wanted to smh any how i went to use the emoji section pretty much everything is gone…wheres the black heart emoji but the black moon face was kept right smh i dont even want to go through my phone to see what else has changed ughh…i mean im all for change but do it when and where its needed *sigh

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