We have reported about the rolling out of Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware update to Motorola’s 2nd Generation Moto G and Moto X unlocked smartphones, but now the news has become official as Motorola confirmed the official rollout of new software to these handsets.
Motorola has just started releasing the latest Android 5.0 firmware to its Moto X 2014 Pure Edition, Moto G 2014 US GSM and the Moto G 2014 global GSM version sold in the US. The firmware update to be rolled out to each of these devices in phases and you might get the update notification anytime from now. The Lollipop rollout might take some time to reach your handsets, depending on the carrier and location. If Motorola begins the firmware update rollout in the United States, it means the possibility for International users to get the same treatment very soon.
As we reported earlier, Motorola was trying the soak test of Android Lollipop update for some of its handset batches – for both Moto X Pure Edition and Moto G. It looks like everything went well without any bugs and now made it official.
Important Feature Updates:
- Notifications on the lock screen.
- Downtime and Interruption settings for lock screen notifications.
- User management with “guest” user support to share the handsets with application limitations.
- Flashlight in the quick settings in the status bar (swipe down with two fingers).
- An improved battery settings panel with a new battery save mode that reduces performance and background data operations to increase battery life.
In 2013, when Google released Android KitKat software, Motorola launched its firmware update phase quicker. But this year, the company seems in a hurry to release the update even before the software gets released for the previous Nexus series of smartphones and tablets, which meant to be the first set of devices to get the new firmware treat by Google. For those who don’t know, Google Nexus 6 smartphone is made by Motorola.
LG is said to be releasing the latest Android Lollipop for its flagship G3 handsets in this week itself. LG wanted to become the first third-party smartphone-maker to release the latest firmware to its handsets, but Motorola ruined its plans. As the ball has just begun to roll, many companies will be announcing the Lollipop treatment for their Android gadgets one by one. Stay tuned for more updates.
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