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Moto X (2nd Gen) handsets on AT&T and Verizon won’t get Marshmallow

Motorola has published a list of devices that will get its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update — and it’s not good news for those with a Moto X 2nd Gen. Unless you have a Pure Edition device, you won’t get Google’s latest software.

Motorola’s list doesn’t really have any big surprises, but fans will notice that only one variant of the Moto X 2nd Gen. is listed — and that’s the Pure Edition. Those that were sold through AT&T and Verizon are not included.

Initially, it seemed like this was a simple mistake; after all, the Moto X 2nd Gen. is only just over one year old, and it’s more than capable of running Marshmallow. There’s no good reason why users shouldn’t get the upgrade, then.

But Motorola forum manager Matt confirms that “the carrier versions — AT&T and Verizon — will not get the upgrade.”

Motorola’s decision doesn’t make much sense — especially when you consider the company has been so good with Android upgrades in recent years. Perhaps it will change its mind later on, then, but for now it does not look good for Moto X owners.

If we get an update from Motorola, we’ll be sure to update you on this.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...