Motorola will only update the 4G LTE model of its cheapest Android smartphone.
The Lenovo-owned company has announced that it will be updating some variants of the Moto E 2nd Gen to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, following an outcry from users over its original announcement that didn’t have the Moto E in the list of smartphones that will be getting the new version of Android.
It’s not all good news, however, as only the 4G LTE variant of the device will be updated. This is likely to do with the fact that the 3G model is powered by the Snapdragon 210 processor instead of the more powerful (and popular) Snapdragon 410 on the LTE variant. According to Motorola, Marshmallow for the Moto E 2nd Gen will be offered in Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia (except China). No time frame has been given for the rollout, but given the entry-level nature of the Moto E, consumers could be waiting till a couple of months into 2016.