To cut down on redundancy, Motorola announced today that with the future update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, owners will no longer see Moto Assist, Moto Migrate, and Chrome extension support through Motorola Connect.
The reason stated for these removals is quite simple. With the launch of Marshmallow, features that Motorola offered with these applications are now built in natively to Android, meaning that their existence is no longer required. Instead of working against Android, Motorola will opt to work with it, removing their software from devices following the update.
The release of a new Android version is a great time to take a fresh look at our signature Moto Enhancements to ensure we’re complementing Android (not competing with it). Android 6.0 Marshmallow includes some great new features similar to things we’ve developed in the past. For example, you’ll find an option for ‘Do not disturb’ under the ‘Sound and notification’ settings to make sure you’re not interrupted during meetings or while sleeping. That’s similar to Moto Assist, so we’re removing Moto Assist as part of the upgrade to M.
Additionally, Motorola states that Android M enhances support for the backing up of user data, which duplicates most of what Moto Migrate provides. Instead of doubling down on the same feature, Motorola will simply remove the feature for those running Marshmallow.
For Motorola Connect users, the Chrome extension found will also be retired.