LG proudly declared it’d be the first manufacturer to start serving the Android Lollipop 5.0 update, starting this week with the G3 in Poland.
Motorola might well dispute that "first" claim, but in any case, Motorola Moto G (2014) handsets are already starting to see the Lollipop update.
That’s the story over on ArsTechnica, where the guys have downloaded and installed the 386.7MB Android Lollipop update on their second-gen Motorola Moto G.
To be clear, this is the spanking new 5in Motorola Moto G as opposed to last year’s model, and the 4G version that came shortly thereafter.
Interestingly, the Motorola Moto G (2014) appears to have beaten existing Nexus devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 10) to the Lollipop punch.
Last week we heard that the Google Nexus 5 was experiencing battery problems on the developer version of Android 5.0. That’s somewhat ironic in the sense that one of the headline Lollipop features is Project Volta, which is supposed to increase battery life. Oops.
There’s still a question mark over specific dates for the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, HTC One M8, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2, LG G2… (the list goes on), but the Motorola Moto G has the distinct advantage of running near-stock Android.
As such, expect Nexus devices and Motorola’s other current phones (the remaining Moto Gs, the Moto Xs) to be next in line for the Android Lollipop update.