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

Authored by: Kris Carlon — 3 days ago

The Motorola Moto G 1st Gen and Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen have now received the Android Lollipop update. Below you can read a breakdown of the major carriers and their progress with the current rollout. Find out all of the latest Motorola Moto G Android update news below.

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Find out the latest Moto G 1st Gen and 2nd Gen news. / © ANDROIDPIT

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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 No No
T-Mobile - - Yes No No No
AT&T ​- - Yes No No No
Sprint - - Yes No No No

The Android 5.0.2 update to the Moto G 2014 is rolling out over-the-air. Android Lollipop brings a number of new additions to the omnipresent smartphone operating system, such as improved security features, better battery life, and the long-awaited lock screen notifications. Head to Settings > About Phone > Software Update and see if your Moto G (2014) is ready for the latest update.

Motorola's vice president of product sales and operations David Schuster initially stated that Android 5.1 was headed to the Moto G (2nd Gen) in China, but later revealed this information was incorrect. There has been no further update on when the Moto G (2nd Gen) will get 5.1 Lollipop.

Moto G (2nd gen.) Android Marshmallow update

The Moto G 2nd Gen Android Marshmallow update is not yet available. Android Marshmallow is expected to launch globally in Q3, 2015. We will let you know when we learn more.

Verizon Moto G (2nd gen.) Android update

The Moto G 2nd Gen Android 5.0.2 update is rolling out for Verizon users. Head to Settings > About Phone > System Updates to get it. 

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When will the Moto G (2nd Gen) get Android 5.1? / © ANDROIDPIT

AT&T Moto G (2nd gen.) Android update

The Moto G 2nd Gen Android 5.0.2 update is rolling out with AT&T. Head to Settings > About Phone > System Updates to get it. 

Sprint Moto G (2nd gen.) Android update

The Moto G 2nd Gen Android 5.0.2 update is rolling for Sprint users. Head to Settings > About Phone > System Updates to get it. 

T-Mobile Moto G (2nd gen.) Android update

The Moto G 2nd Gen Android 5.0.2 update is rolling out for T-Mobile users. Head to Settings > About Phone > System Updates to get it. 

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The Moto G 1st and 2nd Gen update schedule has been irregular. / © ANDROIDPIT

Moto G (1st gen.) Android update news

Moto G (1st gen.)

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
T-Mobile - - Yes No No No
AT&T ​- - Yes No No No
Sprint - - Yes No No No

The latest official news on the status of the Motorola Moto G Android 5.1 update is from July 1. Motorola's vice president of product sales and operations David Schuster confirmed that it was being worked on, but we haven't received any further information since then. 

Moto G (1st gen.) Android Marshmallow update

The Moto G 1st Gen Android Marshmallow update is not yet available. Android Marshmallow is expected to launch globally in Q3, 2015. We will let you know when we learn more.

Verizon Moto G (1st gen.) Android update

The Moto G Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update is rolling out in the UK at last. As always, an update from Motorola Update Services teased the rollout a few days before the OTA went live. If you've got a Moto G (2013) and want to see if the update is waiting for you, go to Settings > About Phone > System Updates and do the button mash.

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This is what's waiting for you on the Moto G (2013): Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. / © GSM Arena

T-Mobile Moto G (1st gen.) Android update

The Moto G 1st Gen Android 5.0.2 update is rolling out for T-Mobile users. Head to Settings > About Phone > System Updates to get it. 

AT&T Moto G (1st gen.) Android update

The Moto G 1st Gen Android 5.0.2 update is rolling out with AT&T. Head to Settings > About Phone > System Updates to get it. 

Sprint Moto G (1st gen.) Android update

The Moto G 1st Gen Android 5.0.2 update is rolling for Sprint users. Head to Settings > About Phone > System Updates to get it. 

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The original Moto G has now joined the new Moto G on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. / © ANDROIDPIT

How do you like Lollipop on your Moto G? Let us know in the comments below.

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.

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  • Andres Zito 2 days ago Link to comment

    This is soooo OUTDATED... I've been upgraded to official 5.02 like 6 month ago on my Moto G 2nd. gen

  • Mehul Pandita 3 days ago Link to comment

    I have Android 5.0.2 on my Moto G 2nd Gen. I love it.

  • Mohamed Gamal 2 months ago Link to comment

    When android M will be up for Mobile Moto G 2013 ?

  • Adryanna Liam 4 months ago Link to comment

    I still have 4.4.2 KitKat on my moto g 2013 and iv had my phone for about a year now. Dose anyone know when I can get 4.4.4? I have Motorola's update services updated to the latest version and still nothing.

  • Cameron McMillan 5 months ago Link to comment

    Don't do it.... Its an appallingly upgrade. It looks bad and everything either takes longer or is harder to use eg. it takes 2 swipes to unlock now instead of 1, same with app notifications, used to be easy now its painful! The performance of my phone has gone down as well. All my apps are crashing and its super slow and I'm struggling to even answer calls. I'm trying to roll back to the old version as we speak

  • jheartney 5 months ago Link to comment

    Just got the Motorola Update Services update on my Moto G LTE. I'm guessing this means Lollipop is just around the corner. Woo hoo! Only 5 months since they announced it on the Motorola blog.

  • Camilo Ramírez 5 months ago Link to comment

    U know? This is a crappy update. My sister has a moto g 1st gen. And updated to the 5.0.2 version of lollipop. After doing this the device stopped recognizing the camera. All other settings like mics, screen and other important hardware are working normally, but camera is still missing. You can hear the click that the camera makes when trying to launch, but screen is completely black and then, out of the blue, a pop up window displays and shows "camera error, please reset camera''. Did everything, clear cache, stop and launch again this app, uninstalled updates and then installed them again and still not working at all. Still waiting for Motorola Care to send me an e-mail with a probable solution... Let's hope that, whatever they advise me to do,works for making this camera work again...

  • Phillip Duran 5 months ago Link to comment

    still waiting for lollipop update for Moto G first generation For build number 210.12.41.

  • Stuart Hegan 5 months ago Link to comment

    Update - Stumbled across what they changed! Looks like Motorola have made accessing the menus a 2 stage affair now. In desperation I tried to use the Emergency Call keypad to phone somebody and then noticed it was behaving like the PIN unlock and sure enough that's what it was, so they changed when you access it i.e not the first screen you encounter, you have to swipe first and then choose if you want to unlock (?) and they also changed the appearance without it being obvious. Compared to colleagues PIN unlocks on other phones and surprise surprise it tells you its a PIN unlock screen whereas this one doesn't. Thankful it was not as serious as feared but really wonder who makes some of these design decisions. Son has a 2nd Gen Moto G and he is not sold on the update either as has experienced some flaky behaviour......

  • Stuart Hegan 5 months ago Link to comment

    BE VERY VERY CAREFUL!!!! I loaded the software on my 1st generation Moto G and now all I have is a camera! Went on to the Motorola Website who had no clue. No apps, no menus, no settings. Only a camera. They just couldn't comprehend what the problem was despite me spelling it out to them. They had absolutely no idea. It is obvious they haven't come across this before. In the end they suggested a factory reset, which they would have to do externally because I have no menus. This was disasterous and I urge utmost caution before anyone else tries it, because Motorola really have no clue how to fix it without screwing up your phone.

  • Glostermeteor 5 months ago Link to comment

    What about the Moto G 4g?

  • Wallambok K Dkhar 8 months ago Link to comment

    Has anyone got the Moto G 2 Lollipop update?

  • Paul Warner 8 months ago Link to comment

    Just hope its Android 5.0.1 not the 5.0.0 that's been giving problems..

  • CJ Brown 8 months ago Link to comment

    And once again 1st gen Moto X unlocked owners are getting thee shaft from Motorola / Google (come the f' on already) !!

  • ali 8 months ago Link to comment

    these are misinformations about update.only soap test update is released on selective customers which u can say as beta testing.

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