The Moto G (2013) owners are enjoying the benefits of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, but Motorola isn't resting on its laurels: the latest news has final builds of Android 5.0.2 appearing over-the-air (OTA) in Italy. See below for all of the latest Moto G Android update news.
Moto G 2013 Android 5.0 Lollipop update
Updated: Italian owners of the Moto G (2014) have submitted screenshots showing that the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update has appeared. There are scattered reports (but no confirmation as yet) of the Moto G (2013) also getting the update.
Considering that Android One devices in Indonesia are coming out of the box with Android 5.1 Lollipop already, it seems likely that the next big jump for the Moto range is not far away either.
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If you're still waiting on the initial Android 5.0 update to arrive, make sure you have the latest version of the Motorola Update Services app. The roll out, which will happen in stages, first hit India with firmware number 220.21.16.
If this update notification prompt doesn't appear on its own, you can check if it is available yourself by going into the settings, then choosing About Phone, System updates, selecting ''Yes, I’m in" and then ''install now''.
The update will bring Material Design to the Moto G's user interface, packed with new animations, notifications, features (like battery saver), Moto app updates (like Motorola Assist), and the possibility to create multiple user profiles for phone sharing, among many other new things.
Moto G 2013 Android KitKat update
Among the list of changes that Android 4.4.4 KitKat should deliver, the Motorola Support website lists improvements to the power profile, as well as several stability, framework and security fixes including an update to OpenSSL (remember Heartbleed?).
Moto G owners will also have the ability to pause video recording with a new pause button in the viewfinder image. The dialer also has a new layout and set of colors to match the rest of Android KitKat user interface, and lastly, you can now install the new Motorola Alert app, which is available from the Play Store, which will provide you with alerts from your contacts in an emergency (or vice versa).
Ensure that your phone is charged to 50% and that you are connected to a stable Wi-Fi connection. Tap on the notice to update notification and follow the prompts, or you can check in the settings of your phone under the ‘’About phone’’ category, then ‘’System Updates’’, ‘’Download’’ and finally ‘’Install’’. The version you will then see on your phone is 210.12.40.
Now that the Android 4.4.4 update has arrived, the next update would be Android 5.0 Lollipop, though it could take some time for this to come to the unlocked 2013 Moto G.
Have you received the Android 4.4.4 KitKat OTA update yet for your US unlocked Moto G (2013)? Have you noticed any improvements?
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