Motorola was one of the first manufacturers to deliver Google’s new Android 5.0 Lollipop update for many of its users, and now we have good news as the bew Moto G (2014) and the original Moto G Android 5.0.1 update is now rolling out. Arriving ahead of most other phones and many Nexus devices.
Back in October when Google announced the brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop update many manufacturers promised quick updates, and that included Motorola. Google’s been busy pushing updates to Nexus users, as well as the new Android 5.0.1 update to fix some bugs.
Last month Motorola confirmed the new Moto G (2014) Android 5.0 Lollipop update was officially rolling out, and the same arrived for the Moto X Pure Edition. However, those with the original Moto G from 2013 were left out, but not anymore. A few weeks back the Moto G Android 5.0 update arrived, but now 5.0.1 is headed to both smartphones.
The new Moto G 2014 (2nd Gen) and original Moto G appear to be among the first smartphones to receive the new Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update ahead of all other non Nexus or Google Play Edition devices, and beating many Nexus smartphone in some cases, like the Nexus 6 for example.
Motorola has been improving with each and every update when it comes to the quick response from Google’s release date, to them rolling the update out to owners themselves. Sadly the original Moto X and new Moto X on carriers have yet to see updates, as the widely more popular Moto G appears to be first on Motorola’s list.
The Moto G was the most successful smartphone ever for Motorola in 2013, being a well-rounded Android smartphone costing just $179. It was the first budget device that didn’t have too many sacrifices, and the same can be said about the new Moto G 2014.
Over the weekend multiple sources and users at the XDA Developer forum confirmed the good news. That being the Moto G Android 5.0.1 update, and the new Moto G for 2014 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop updates were both starting to roll out. After the initial Android 5.0 push Motorola quickly delayed the release, and added the few tweaks, changes, and bug fixes and are now delivering Android 5.0.1 for all owners.
The screenshot above is from the new Moto G announced back in September of this year, clearly running Google’s new Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update. Multiple users on various forums with the original G from 2013 are reporting similar rollouts, mainly for the global variant of the smartphone. Many bought the Moto G on Verizon or Metro PCS, and we’ve yet to hear about updates for those devices, but expect them to be next.
At this point it appears that Motorola is currently pushing, at least to a small amount of users, the latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update to both versions of the Moto G. This means carrier versions should quickly follow, and owners with the Moto X can expect something similar to arrive as well. Motorola promised updates before the end of the year, and appear to be working quite hard to deliver on that promise.
It’s worth mentioning that on Friday news of a new Android 5.0.2 update surfaced, mainly for the Nexus 7 (2012) only, but it’s possible that same bug fixing update could be headed to all Nexus devices, and of course all other Androids as well. Meaning that while Motorola just got this update out, another could be headed to users soon.
At the same time, if Android 5.0.2 is coming for all owners, those with the Moto X, DROID Turbo, or DROID Ultra can expect further delays as the latest changes and enhancements are added to the current update progress. Things aren’t moving as smooth as many expected with Lollipop, so stay tuned and we’ll update with the latest news as it arrives.
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