You know how we first caught wind of a soak test on the horizon last week for the DROID Turbo 2 and wondered if it wasn’t Marshmallow? It may very well be. Owners of the DROID Turbo 2 Employee Edition (read: Verizon employees) started receiving a new the update over the week that weighs in as Android 6.0, software version 24.11.13. Yep, that’s Marshmallow alright.
So what’s new? Probably all of the same as the goodies in the update for the Moto X Pure Edition that started rolling out last week. And in reality, that just means you get what Google introduced in Marshmallow a couple of months ago, along with Moto’s suite of apps, which no longer includes Assist.
You get Doze, which might be the most underrated new Android feature in years. With Doze, your phone can sit idle for days and not die, as it simmers down and consumes little energy when not in use. As an example, just look at this screenshot from my Moto X Pure that I took a couple of days after it sat idle post-6.0 update. Pretty awesome, right?
You also get direct sharing with nearby folks who are on Marshmallow, better volume controls, easier word selection (cut, copy, paste, etc.), and almost everything else listed in this screenshot.
Let us know, non-Verizon employee Turbo 2 owners, if you see the update this week.
Cheers J and P!