Moto G (2nd Gen) Receives Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Ahead of Nexus Range:


Moto G (2nd Gen) receives ANdroid 5.0 Lollipop

We called it first! Ok, we got the model wrong, but we said it in our article yesterday: Motorola’s Moto G (2nd gen) receives Android 5.0 Lollipop update this morning. Now we’re just waiting for the Moto X to follow suit.

Moto G (2nd gen) receives Android 5.0 Lollipop update:

As we mentioned yesterday, Motorola were conducting soak tests on their flagship Moto X (2nd gen) phones, one of which ended up in the hands of one lucky punter. This suggested that Motorola were close to release the newest Android OS update ASAP after the release of the update.

In the article, we posited that Motorola may even release the update on the same day as the rumoured release for the Google Nexus range (rumoured to be today). Well, whispers coming out of the USA suggest that the Moto G (2nd Gen) receives the Android 5.0 Lollipop update today, as long as you have the factory bought unlocked version direct from Google/Motorola. So far, we haven’t heard on any Nexus users having the same luck this morning, so did Motorola really push the update before it was pushed to the Nexus range?

Another interesting question is, why push it to their mid-range phone first, and not their flagship phone the Moto X (2nd Gen)? Our best guess is that the Moto G has been out a fraction longer than the Moto X, so they’ve probably had more time to test it on the Moto G than on their flagship phone.

What ever the real story is behind this, 2 things are for sure:

  1. There are likely to be a lot of upset Nexus owners today (and a lot of happy Moto G owners), and
  2. We’re sticking very close to our test Moto X (2nd gen) to see if we get the update soon too.

What do you think about this? Should Motorola be penalised for having pushed out the update? Are you a Moto G user with the new update? Or are you a Nexus user without and aren’t happy? Either way, leave us a note the bottom of the page in the comments.