The first generation Motorola Moto G smartphone which was launched back in 2013 is getting its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. This is certainly exciting news and it’s very rare to see a non-Nexus device, especially a mid-range one, that’s over a year old to get the latest Google mobile OS before most flagships.
The Lenovo-owned company is certainly keeping up to its promise of guaranteed updates for 2 years. We already knew that the Motorola Moto G 2013 model was getting Android Lollipop soon since the OEM started sending out invites for a soak test. However, it is yet to announce the availability of the new firmware.
The news of the update rolling out popped up at XDA Developers forum where a user reported that the XT1033 dual SIM model in India was getting lollipop. Screenshots of the new software (see below) have also been provided and if that’s not enough proof, Motorola has even published release notes for the firmware online.
The document notes that the smartphone will be treated to the latest Material Design enhancements and lock screen notifications. The new recent apps menu has also been preloaded and users will even be given the Ambient Display feature which shows notifications even when the phone’s display of off. There’s also a new battery saver mode which helps conserve power by decreasing performance and background processes.
Here’s a quick look at the Motorola Moto G 2013’s specs:
– 4.5-inch 720p HD IPS display
– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 SOC
– 1GB RAM, 8GB/16GB internal storage
– 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front snapper
– Dual SIM support
– 2070mAh battery
For more info on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Motorola Moto G first generation phone, be sure to check out the release notes.