News by Josh Dasey on Tuesday March 01, 2016.
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The 2014 variant of the Motorola Moto G (the second generation one) has been given its upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the United States, with the roll out starting today (Mar. 1). The update follows just a couple of weeks after Motorola sent out Marshmallow to the 2014 Moto G in India, and so beginning the upgrade program for the handset.Although it pushing two years old these day, the second gen Moto G is still a very enticing budget option, and not it is even more appealing considering it is rocking Google's latest Android build. As a refresher, the Moto G 2014 comes with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 401 with 1GB of RAM as the original model, while there is a camera bump from 5 megapixels to 8 megapixels on the rear. The front facer has been raised to a 2MP lens and other specs include 16GB of on board storage (an 8GB version is also available), a micro SD card slot, and a 2,070mAh battery. The handset can be bought for around $100 these days, and its age suggests that this is the last major Android build that the 2014 Moto G will be getting. As always, the update is being rolled out in stages, so you may have to wait a few days to see the over the air (OTA prompt). Included in the update is Google's now familiar monthly security patches that shore up the Android platform against attacks.
Josh is our European editor, tackling news events, reviews, and new items from his UK home. As a former HTC marketing employee, Josh is close to the industry and bring his experience to MobileBurn.