Upon Motorola's launch of the mid-tier Moto X Pure Edition smartphone early in September, the device had band 12 among its supported LTE bands. However, with the controversy surrounding the removal of band 12 support for Motorola's Moto E, it was not clear if the Moto X Pure Edition would actually be supporting band 12 for T-Mobile.

Motorola's David Schuster, through a post on his Google+ account, revealed good news for users hoping to have the Moto X Pure Edition on T-Mobile's network.

In the post, Schuster announced that the initial deployment of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is proceeding in stages for the 2015 Moto X Style in India and Brazil and 2014 Moto X (2nd Gen) in Brazil. In addition, as part of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow release of the Moto X Pure Edition, LTE Band 12 will be supported for the device to work with T-Mobile's services.

Schuster, however, did not mention if the update will also bring support for Wi-Fi calling. The launch of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Moto X Pure Edition does not have a definite date yet, but Schuster said that the update is already seeking approval, with the rollout expected to start over the coming few weeks.

T-Mobile has lately been vehemently pushing for its band 12 LTE, also known as Extended Range LTE, as the service would improve the reach and in-building coverage for its subscribers. Band 12 LTE utilizes the 700 MHz range, which is a lower frequency spectrum that is able to travel farther compared to higher frequency airwaves, and is able to penetrate structures better.

With Motorola's confirmation that the Moto X Pure Edition will be supporting band 12 LTE, perhaps more customers will be taking a look at the smartphone and purchase it from T-Mobile.

The last report on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Moto X Pure Edition was last month, when it was reported that Motorola had already started testing the update for the smartphone. However, contrary to other reports, the testing was a small one and not yet a soak test, which refers to a private beta test that occurs right before the official rollout of the firmware.

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