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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 — 2 weeks 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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  • 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..

    • 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

    • 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??

  • Well for me after getting the update 5.1 my moto G go out of service meaning I can not use my phone or can not do any text or will go in emergency call only it not phone hoping something can fix this or if not have to wait for a new update

  • Recently did the system update for my MOTO G Gen-1 at time of installing the phone went dead. Tried all the trouble shooting options but they did not help. Went to service center where they are saying it would need motherboard change as it is a flash drive issue. I don't understand how can a system update corrupt the flash drive. Pathetic service.

    • my moto g also became dead after the 5.1 update ... moto customer care are bull shit. they don't back their product and asking 75 bucks to check it out.

  • Yogi Bear 2 months ago Link to comment

    I got the 5.1ota update on my moto g 1st gen

  • I haven't got it yet.

  • This is soooo OUTDATED...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

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

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

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