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Motorola Moto G (1st and 2nd Gen) starts getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update in India

Motorola pushed Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Moto X (2nd Gen) in India last month. The company has now announced that both the 1st & 2nd Gen Moto G is getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop treatment in India.


The Android 5.0 Lollipop soak testing had begun on the Moto G in India around November last year and the company is now finally ready to roll out the update to the consumers.

If you have a Motorola Moto G (1st & 2nd Gen), you will get OTA (Over-The-Air) update notification on your device. Or else, to check it manually, go to Settings – About Phone – System Updates. Motorola has already promised to update all the Moto phones to Android 5.0 Lollipop. So, Moto X (1st Gen) and Moto E will soon receive the update in India.

Lets have a look at the official change log

  • Material Design – You will quickly notice a whole new colourful look and feel to your device – from fluid animations to new application and system themes, colours and widgets.
  • Notifications UI & Priorities
  • New Interruptions & Downtime Settings: You can tailor how interruptions behave, choosing to allow all, none, or only priority interruptions. You can personalize what counts as a priority interruption (reminders, events, calls, messages) and even tailor them to be from only contacts you specify. The Downtime setting will allow only priority interruptions during the times and days that you specify. E.g. allow only priority interruptions on the weekend.
  • Recent Apps (Multi-tasking): The redesigned Overview space (formerly called Recents) will include both applications and separate activities within those applications. For instance, each open tab in Chrome will also appear here along with recent applications; both your Gmail Inbox and a draft email message will appear as separate cards. This provides a consistent way to switch amongst tasks.
  • Moto Display and Ambient Display: While your phone’s display is off, Moto Display will continue to surface relevant notifications to you using the low-power Contextual Computing Processor. It will also intelligently react when you use the Approach gesture under Moto Actions.
  • Moto Assist and Downtime: Moto Assist integrates the new Downtime feature within Android Lollipop to control when you don’t want to be disturbed. Moto Assist also now uses the new Interruptions settings so that you can customize exceptions, such as letting only people on your starred contacts list get through.
  • Flashlight: Lollipop includes a new flashlight option as part of Quick Settings (swipe down with two fingers from the status bar to see it).
  • Share your device: You can now set up multiple user accounts on your phone. Guest mode is enabled by default. You can give calling and text privileges to other users of your device, or restrict them as you like in the Users menu under Settings.
  • Pin a view/app: Screen pinning allows you to keep a specific app or screen in view. For example, you can ‘pin’ a game or your child will not be able to navigate anywhere else on your phone.
  • Battery: The Battery settings panel now shows an estimated projection for how much time you have left while discharging or charging. You can also enable a new battery saver mode that will save power by reducing performance and most background data operations to extend your battery life.
  • Smarter Internet Connections: With Android Lollipop, your phone will not connect to a Wi-Fi access point unless there is a verified Internet connection.
  • Performance: Your phone now uses the new Android Runtime to help optimize application performance. After upgrading to Lollipop, your applications will undergo a one-time optimization process.
  • Smart Lock (Trusted Devices): Android Lollipop adds native support for allowing trusted devices to keep your phone unlocked (such as your Moto 360, a Bluetooth car kit or headset, etc.). Smart Lock replaces the prior trusted device capability in your Motorola phone.

Recently, Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen with LTE got listed on the official website.

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