Moto G Google Play Edition gets Android 5.0.1 Lollipop


While Google Play Edition devices are supposed to get the latest Android software first, the original Moto G GPE has been forced to sit back and watch as the standard versions of Motorola’s best-selling smartphone received their Lollipop upgrades. But now its wait is finally over.

Google and Motorola have begun rolling out Android 5.0.1 over-the-air to the Moto G GPE, bringing Material Design, Smart Lock, lock screen notifications, and all of the other features and improvements you would expect from Lollipop. The update weighs in at around 380MB.

As noted by Android Police, this release sports build number “LRX21Z,” which appears to be slightly older than the “LRX22C” factory images that Google has been rolling out for its own Nexus hardware. Nevertheless, it will contain all of the Lollipop features you’ve been waiting for — including the battery life and performance improvements that are so important for midrange devices like the Moto G.

If you haven’t already received this release over-the-air on your Moto G GPE, you should do soon. Alternatively, you can download the update from Android Police and flash it manually by following our guide to updating the Nexus 4 to Lollipop, which uses the same process.