Moto G (3rd Gen) update to Marshmallow now available in Canada

Ian Hardy

January 16, 2016 8:30am

Quick update to those who have the Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen). Various carriers, including Virgin Mobile, have tipped us that the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available to download. The 5-inch Moto G (3rd Gen) was officially launched in Canada back in July 2015 with Android 5.1 Lollipop.

If you’re not seeing a prompt to download the update, you can check for it manually. Navigate to Menu > Settings > About Device > Software Update > Update.


Earlier this week, Lenovo cleared up miscommunication that it was folding its Moto G and Moto E devices, but the mobile manufacturer confirmed it has “no plans to retire” either from its road map, noting that the Moto G remains its “most successful smartphone.”

Related reading: Moto G (3rd Gen Review)

(Thanks, Kevin!)

  • MoYeung

    Waiting for Moto e 2nd gen upgrade

    • ianberg

      Likewise, I’m waiting for Marshmallow to be available OTA in Canada for the Moto G 2nd generation.

  • Omis

    Just updated my phone. Battery seems to be draining faster. Don’t notice any improvements.

    • cancron

      Did mine as well, haven’t noticed the battery, but the phone in general is slower now

    • dirtyKIMCHI

      Similar to Lollipop, it most likely needs a factory reset to function better.

    • Omis

      my battery used to last all day. Now it’s half day.

    • thereasoner

      Try a hard reset first (press and hold volume up and power button simultaneously until the phone restarts), otherwise a factory reset fixes a phone that hasn’t responded properly to an update.

    • Omis

      I did that. Didn’t seem to help.

  • Dec

    Still waiting for it here in Canada on an unlocked G3, is it rolling out in waves?

  • cartfan88

    Moto G (entry level phone) beats LG G4 and G3 (flagship) in getting Marshmellow, no wonder LG resale value falls like a rock.

    • thereasoner

      Motorola is the closest to stock of all Android OEMs, only the Nexus brand will get you faster updates. That said, those buying LG or other skined Android phones don’t have updates as their top priorities but the features skins bring and things like build, design ,camera ect instead. After all, if your top priority in a smartphone was updates then why not buy a Moto, Nexus or iPhone?

  • Jacob Bondt

    You will really like Marshmallow6 I have had it now since October on my Nexus 5

  • Ryan

    Updated it yesterday and I love it. Phone seems faster and I like the fact that the silence mode can actually last forever without resetting itself every day.

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