Motorola Moto G Lollipop update: take 2

Motorola Moto G Lollipop update: take 2A couple of weeks ago, we reported Motorola Moto G (2013) Lollipop 5.0 update is seemingly Go. Turns out I was right to say “seemingly”, as it was a bit of a false alarm.

Fast-forward two weeks, and Lollipop for the first- and second-generation Motorola Moto G is seemingly go… again!

We’ve had a few false starts for the Motorola Moto G Lollipop update, dating back to November, but – fingers crossed – we appear to be on the right track now.

This time around, DroidLife shares a series of screenshots appearing to confirm that the Lollipop update has arrived on the first- and second-gen Motorola Moto G, with build number LXB22.46-25.

Of course, this is pretty much what happened the last few times (a tiny trickle was mistaken for a flood), so we’ll take the news with a little sprinkle of salt.

You should receive a notification when Lollipop becomes available for your Motorola Moto G, but to check manually, just tap Settings > About phone > System updates > Check for updates.

Anyone out there rocking a Motorola Moto G? Any sign of the Lollipop update? Let us know below.

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 20, 2014 at 11:03

Ell O Ell

moonmonkey  Dec. 20, 2014 at 12:58

Nope, no update on mine yet, sigh!

BEEPBEEP123  Dec. 20, 2014 at 22:50

I'm on Tesco, and the build number says Tesco on it. D'Ors that mean I have to wait for Tesco Mobile to release their own version of lollipop?

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 20, 2014 at 22:56

No, not as far as I know...

SpeedyG  Dec. 20, 2014 at 22:59

I hear if your bored of waiting for the OTA update you can download lollipop apk instead for moto gs?

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 21, 2014 at 14:02

I'm on Tesco, and the build number says Tesco on it. D'Ors that mean I have to wait for Tesco Mobile to release their own version of lollipop?

As already said: no: Tesco do not 'make' their Android updates. Your Moto G will probably get Android 5.01!!! Versus the 5.0 update. It appears that numerous devices skip 5.0 Lollipop. And although it's not said directly, the reason seems clear: a lot of bugs, errors and complaints...

Now, this is my personal theory: I suspect Google rushed not only the Nexus 6 'launch' but also the Lollipop release. An obvious reason could (partly) be that they tried to distract a bit from the bigger new iPhones, iOS 8, Apple Pay etc etc - and who can blame them? They are big headline catchers. Add to that the much publicised facts that Samsung had a bad year. VERY bad compared to a couple of years ago. HTC isn't doing so well despite the much hyped One models. Sony went nuts with Xperia flagship launches and it didn't help them much, either...

Another issue is of course the sheer amount of Android device models - we aren't talking 10 or so iOS devices or four or five BB10 models. We are talking 1,000s of models and variants with network locks and branding and so on and so on.

I'm stating the obvious, but hey: if you want your phone to get its updates on day ONE, buy an iPhone. There is no other way! Even Nexus devices experienced delays when Lollipop was rolling out.
And as to the iPhones: what good does it do to get the update a minute after launch when it's buggy!?
Many of Lollipop's features and new apps can already be downloaded... pass the time that way.
Or live with the phone you bought. Or sell it, and buy one that you like. Not one that you may possibly at some point down the line like IF Google maybe produce the right updates.

It makes no sense. Nobody waits for udates to their cooker, their fridge or your doctor's blood test machine...

This was just a standard rant. Nothing personal.


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