The new Moto G is getting Android 5.0.2 Lollipop in the U.S.
If you’re using Motorola’s latest Moto G and you live in the U.S., you’re finally getting your Android 5.0.2 Lollipop upgrade. The over-the-air update brings a whole bunch of new features, improvements, and of course, Google’s fancy new Material Design makeover.
The great thing about owning a Motorola device is that you get software that’s as good — if not better — than pure Android. So when updates like Lollipop come along, you can enjoy all of the latest design improvements as Google intended them — without third-party interfaces laid over the top.
Motorola has been making its second-generation Moto G customers in the U.S. wait for the latest Lollipop firmware, but it has finally touched down, and it brings with it Smart Lock, lock screen notifications, improved multitasking, and more. You’ll also find significant performance and battery life improvements, thanks mostly to Google’s switch to the ART runtime.
If you haven’t already received an update notification for this release, you can search for it manually from within the software update section inside the Settings app. Bear in mind, however, that Motorola tends to roll its latest software out in phases, so some users may have to wait a little longer than others.
Motorola also confirmed on Twitter that customers with a first- or second-generation Moto G in India are also getting Android 5.0.2 Lollipop right now.