On the way – Android 5.0 Lolipop update for Moto G (1st Gen)

Last month Motorola invited Moto G 2nd Gen users for soak test of Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Now same thing has started to happen with the users of original Moto G. Users who actively engage in Motorola Owners’ Forum and are a part of Moto Feedback Network are receiving soak test invites in their email inboxes to preview the software update that’s due for rollout from quite sometime. Moreover, the Motorola Update Services app has also been updated recently in the Play Store, which sources suggest will be mandatory for upcoming Android 5.0 update.

For those  of you who don’t engage in Motorola Owners’ Forum and aren’t aware of this “soak test” thing I would like to explain it here: just like a software preview, soak tests are conducted to spot any bugs and errors that may’ve been left in the software before the public rollout of software. Once everything is fine and all the bugs found in soak tests are fixed (which doesn’t take long in most cases), the company will begin official rollout of Android 5.0 update. The update is rolled out in multiple phases, so it takes some time in reaching all regions. Don’t be worried if you don’t receive the notification on the first day itself.

Moto G - Android 5.0 Update

Moto G – Android 5.0 Update

So in upcoming days if you receive an update notification on your Moto G, select “Yes, I’m in” option for downloading the update. Once downloaded, you’ll be able to install it in a go by tapping the “Install now” button. Your phone will reboot and the software will be updated automatically. You can also check for the updates manually if you wish to do so by navigating to Settings >> About phone >> System update.

In case you don’t know, Android 5.0 Lollipop is the biggest update of Android to the date, which brings countless impressive features like material design, improved performance, lock-screen notifications, ART runtime and so on. If you’re eagerly waiting for the update, ensure that your Motorola Update Services app is up to date. As soon as company begins the official rollout you’ll receive a notification.

It’s worth pointing out that around two months ago in October company had promised Android 5.0 update for multiple devices including Moto G, Moto X and Moto E. It seems the next ones in the row after Moto G will be Moto X and Moto E. Don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated as the saga unfolds. Just keep visiting us!

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