Moto E 2nd Gen receives Android 6.0 Marshmallow in Canada

Ian Hardy

March 29, 2016 11:35am

Good fortune has finally arrived for Moto E 2nd Gen (XT1527) users in Canada.

Today, Motorola has pushed out the update to Android 6.0 over-the-air (OTA).This update has arrived on both Telus and Koodo, but other Canadian carriers including Wind and Videotron should be going live shortly.

In addition, the update to Marshmallow  also includes the February 1st security patch and comes in at 520MB in size.

moto elte canada

To download, tap Menu > Settings > About Device > Software Update > Update.

Update: Motorola Canada has informed us that Videotron and Wind Mobile will update the Moto E 2nd Gen March 30th.

Related: Moto E LTE review

(Thanks Santino and Dale!)

  • Leif Shantz

    What about my LG G3?

    • Eric M.

      Your point being? This is a Motorola phone…

    • Eric King

      It’s a fair question. It still has to do with Telus’ update schedule and relates to the same software. An update would be appreciated.

    • Tim3Tripp3r

      Telus is not doing a very good job at keeping the update schedule. The Moto X Play got delayed once before it went live, the Moto E 2nd gen was delayed as well then came out ahead of the revised timeline. So I wouldn’t take everything as the gospel from the update schedule but I have to say that they (Telus) has eventually followed through with the game plan.

  • St. Misery

    Pretty impressive for a phone that’s currently selling for $80 outright at best buy.

    • Tim3Tripp3r

      My sister scooped it for $49.99 on London Drugs boxing day sale this past Dec. Definitely a leader in it’s class (entry level) IMO. I also have on as a backup to my DD phone. Just doing the update as we speak.

    • MoYeung

      London Drugs is now selling this phone for $79.99 sale price.

  • thereasoner

    Good on Motorola. I don’t think that anyone eles in the industry besides Motorola even provides one new OS version update to these kinds of dirt cheap entry level phones.

    • Brett Arnold Allard

      Initially the Moto E 2nd generation wasn’t even going to see the marshmallow update.. The fact they decided to come around and release it anyways (especially for a entry level device) is definitely a Thumbs to Motorola /lenovo

    • dirtyKIMCHI

      Yes, thumbs to Motorola/Lenovo! Thumbs!

    • Brett Arnold Allard

      Meh sometimes you miss words sometimes you don’t.

    • wewewi

      All the fuss that was made (by USA-based medias) was about the US carrier versions. Which will never get the update.
      The international version was always on track to get it.

    • Brett Arnold Allard

      Actually your wrong… Motorola Canada clearly reached out at one point to mention the Moto E Would not receive the update at all after a post was made by Patrick regarding which Motorola devices would receive marshmallow and which would not.

      The E was never expected at all period! and I made sure I looked into it a third time before posting this.

  • MoYeung

    Downloading system update now.

  • canucks4life

    My phone is now stuck in a boot loop after update looks like a hard reset coming

    • MoYeung

      How to do hard reset on this phone?

  • Acco

    2nd paragraph, Motorolla -> Motorola 🙂

  • Andriod

    I’m using Motorola droid series phone and it just got snubbed wont get 5.0,
    6.0 for an Moto E 2nd gen nice!!

  • Brad Forbes

    The LG G3 is still running 5.0.1 .. They skipped 5.1 ! We were told that the LG G3 would be getting 6.0 by the end of February , It is the end of March and still nothing .. They wonder why people root their phones and install customer mods

  • jay

    Galaxy S6?

  • Charles

    I’m on wind, mote e 2nd gen. I will not wait with baited breath. This update hoax has gone on for half a year, so I’ll expect it to be a few days yet.

    • Gerald Cuipka

      Mine updated on Wind ,then went into an endless start up loop