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Motorola Moto G Android update (1st, 2nd and 3rd gen): latest news

Update: Moto G (2015) begins soak test

Authored by: Chris Marshall — 3 months ago

The first and second generations of the Motorola Moto G have now received the Android Lollipop update, and the Moto G 3rd gen is starting Marshmallow soak tests. Find out all of the latest Motorola Moto G Android update news, including a breakdown of the major carriers and their progress with the current rollout, below.

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The Moto G (3rd gen) came with Android Lollipop, but Marshmallow is due soon. / © ANDROIDPIT

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Moto G (3rd gen) Android update news

Moto G (3nd gen)

Android 5.0 Android 5.0.1 Android 5.0.2 Android 5.1 Android 5.1.1 Android Marshmallow
Verizon - - - - Yes No
T-Mobile - - - - Yes No
AT&T ​- - - - Yes No
Sprint - - - - Yes No

The Moto G (3rd gen) came with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed It has been confirmed that it will receive Android Marshmallow, but the timescale for the rollout is still unknown.

In November, one Moto G (3rd gen) owner took to Google+ to flaunt his participation in a Marshmallow soak test. The initiation of a soak test means Motorola is moving swiftly along with its development of the software update, and, depending on the success of the test, Moto G (3rd gen) users can expect to receive Marshmallow in a few months.

Moto G (2nd gen) Android update news

Moto G (2nd gen)

Android 5.0 Android 5.0.1 Android 5.0.2 Android 5.1 Android 5.1.1 Android Marshmallow
Verizon - - - - Yes No
T-Mobile - - - - Yes No
AT&T ​- - - - Yes No
Sprint - - - - Yes No

The Android 5.1.1 update to the Moto G (2nd gen) is rolling out over-the-air. The update is primarily focused on fixing security issues, namely the Stagefright security flaw. Head to Settings > About Phone > Software Update and see if your Moto G (2nd gen) is ready for the latest update.

Moto G (2nd Gen) Android Marshmallow update

The Moto G 2nd gen Android Marshmallow update is not yet available. The device has been confirmed to receive it, but there's now word yet on when it will arrive. We will let you know when we learn more.

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The Moto G 2nd gen will get Marshmallow, but it's unlikely that the first generation device will. / © ANDROIDPIT

Moto G (1st gen) Android update news

Moto G (1st gen)

Android 4.4.4 Android 5.0 Android 5.0.1 Android 5.0.2 Android 5.1 Android 5.1.1 Android Marshmallow
Verizon Yes No No No No No No
T-Mobile - - - Yes No No No
AT&T ​No No No No No No
Sprint - - - - Yes No

Updates to the original Moto G have been sporadic and unreliable. Many carriers have not updated the software beyond Android KitKat. If you have an unlocked device you can get an update to Android 5.1 directly from Motorola at the link below.

Moto G (1st gen) Android Marshmallow update

The Moto G 1st gen is almost certain not to receive Android Marshmallow. We will let you know if we hear otherwise.

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Some carriers have not updated the original Moto G since Android KitKat. / © ANDROIDPIT

How do you like Lollipop on your Moto G? Are you participating in the Marshmllow soak test? Let us know the state-of-play for your device in the comments below.

Chris is a graduate in English and Philosophy and habitual tamperer with technology. A recent convert to Android, through the marvel of the Samsung Galaxy S6, he looks to share the fruits of this technological honeymoon through AndroidPIT.


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  • apps are not installing in moto g2nd gen

  • I recently updated my moto g gen-1 with this new android update, a change I resisted for quite a few months, but the update notification came on so much that it annoyed me into updating. Now, like so many on here, I hate my phone, a phone I loved before the update. My wifi is crap now. It loses connection every couple of minutes forcing me to reconnect manually every time. Because of this, I used up all my data because I didn't realize at first that my wifi was disconnecting constantly. I am just going to go get a new phone, because I don't want to reset to factory settings and lose everything. If that is going to happen I might as well replace it. I have had it for a year and a half anyway. But yeah, if you have a moto g resist the update. Its not worth it!

  • 1

    Since update, every time I awaken the screen, I get my phone contacts with most recent call! I have to close this to get to my home screen. After I'm done with whatever task I wanted done, I must close the phone contacts. What a pain! I've already accidentally called people because I didn't know I touched their name. Very annoying. Cannot figure out what to do to change this. Went to store and got no results - just an "oh well deal with it - that's what was programmed." NOT satisfactory solution!!

  • This is the worst update ever. My phone is running super slow and it makes my phone crash. Not only that, but it won't send my messages which is a huge inconvenience. It makes me want to get a new phone, like an Iphone.

  • I have moto g1st and I want to participate in Marshmllow soak test.

  • Motorola Moto G 1st Generation Lollipop and Marsh mellow:

    The Motorola Moto G has Lollipop and Marsh mellow updates (just not released by motorola)

    If you want to download and install marshmellow on your 1st gen device go here: (I can't post links just go to google cyanogenmod falcon) (cyanogenmod 13.0 is marshmellow)

    Motorola Moto G 2nd Generation Lollipop and Marsh mellow:

    Same as 1st Gen, except the device is Titan

    Motorola Moto G 3rd Generaton 5.1 Lollipop:

    The Moto G 3rd Gen. doesn't have a marsh mellow update by motorola or cyanogenmod check cyanogenmod device osprey for updates by cyanogenmod: check on your phone for updates by motorola

  • Lisa Cave 2 months ago Link to comment

    Just did the update yesterday to my first generation phone, and I have to ask: Did they update with a virus???? First, I had difficulties getting it started, then I noticed how incredibly s-l-o-w it moved from screen to screen, function to function, then when typing a text, it took ages to allow me to get to the next letter, two days to send a simple text, I couldn't get my emails, and couldn't receive calls. The phone was rendered USELESS! Finally, called Motorola and some wonderful man named Michael in the Philippines (with the patience of a saint) spent TWO hours trying to figure out what we could do before we decided to reset the phone back to factory settings. And that is when I started becoming hysterical about losing all my pictures. Thankfully, Michael was able to resolve that problem as well. Honestly, Motorola, if you had told me that this was a possibility that it could happen, I'd have never clicked on the upgrade. I'm beyond furious at this point.

  • I have the moto g 1st generation and this new lollipop update totally ruined my phone. My phone sucks now. I can't do anything because everything freezes and crashes or don't respond. I never had this problem before the stupid update. I'm going to have to get a new phone now because this one is useless now unless you fix it or give the old version back. I have Verizon and this phone has been amazing up until the stupid update. I wish I would have never accepted the update. Y'all should offer the old version back because this has totally ruined my phone. I have to send Motorola like a million reports a day cuz nothing wants to work. Very dissatisfied!!!!

    • Lisa Cave 2 months ago Link to comment

      Call Motorola tech support. Tell them that you NEVER had a problem before this update. They ultimately set me back to factory settings and everything runs beautifully again. :) (Took two hours though - so insist that they bypass all the trouble shooting...and just reset the darn thing.)

  • I have moto g3 and I want to participate in Marshmllow soak test.

  • I have a 1st gen Moto G which ran flawlessly until the lollipop update. It now freezes up constantly, and takes 2 days to send/receive text messages. I wish that I could go back to the pre-lollipop version because I now hate my phone. I was hopeful that any glitches/flukes would be worked out by now but that has yet to happen. My carrier is Verizon, btw. I am now looking for a new phone to buy because my once-dependable Moto G now sucks balls.

  • I have'nt got the 5.1.1 update on my motog 2 gen.. Still using 5.0.2... Help me..

    • Eddie J 2 months ago Link to comment

      I have a motog second gen and have not received any updates. Still using 4.4.4
      Probably because AT&T is so lame.

  • The chart says that the Verizon Moto G 2013 will not get updates beyond 4.4.4 KK, but I just received the 5.1 update. Everything is working fine, no noticeable change in UI responsiveness. Sweet.

  • Had anyone got 5.1.1 on moto g(2nd gen) in my phone it has 5.0.2 and it says my device is updated to latest version. i havent got 5.1.1 yet

    • Eddie J 2 months ago Link to comment

      Don't feel bad. I have the same phone and still using 4.4.4. Have not received any updates and my device says my system is up to date. Go figure.

  • Don't do the boost update my home button doesnt work anymore my chat heads and Messenger will not open and I cannot open the links in my emails very frustrating

  • I am disappointed that now Lenovo is the owner of Motorola Mobility. The updates aren't as fast as they used to be.

  • My one moto G but my screen was broken..anyone know where its can repair??

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