Motorola’s smartphones tend to have a nearly stock Android experience, with only a handful of extra apps thrown in.
Now the company says that since some of the features offered by those extra apps have been incorporated into Google Android 6.0, it can offer an even more stock Android-like experience by removing some of those apps and services.
So if you’ve got a recent Motorola phone, you may notice that Moto Assist, Motorola Migrate, and the Google Chrome extension for Motorola Connect will disappear when you upgrade to Android 6.0.
Moto Assist offered “do not disturb” and “sound and notification” settings similar to those found in Android 6.0, so they’e gone. The same goes for Motorola Migrate, which the company says is no longer necessary since Android 6.0 includes automatic backups of app data.
Motorola Connect makes it possible to send and receive text messages from a PC, but Motorola says since there are other tools available in Google Play that do the same thing, and since many people user alternative messaging services like WhatsApp or Hangouts anyway, the company doesn’t see the need to bundle the feature with Android 6.0.
Phones that should receive updates to Android 6.0 soon include the 2014 Mot G and Moto X, the 2015 Moto G and Moto X Play, Style, and Pure, and the Google Nexus 6, as well as the Droid Turbo, 2014 Moto MAXX, and 2014 Moto Turbo.
Not sure if your phone is getting an update? Check out Motorola’s Android Software Upgrade page to see what versions of Android will be available for your phone.