Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is rolling out to Moto G 2nd Gen in the US, 1st and 2nd Gen in India


Moto G 2014 Android 5.0 Lollipop collage

While Motorola has a pretty good history with pushing out major firmware updates to their Moto phones (even those on Verizon), Android 5.0 Lollipop kinda messed the whole thing up. The initial release was plagued with some serious bugs that delayed the release and a short time after Android 5.0 hit the Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) Pure Edition, we started seeing 5.01, and more recently 5.0.2, making the rounds.

Now that most of the kinks have been worked out, Motorola and other OEMs can resume getting Lollipop updates out for their devices. Just last night, Motorola announced that Android 5.0.2 would be rolling out to the Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen in the US, and both 1st and 2nd Gen models in India. If this is sounding like dejavu, back in December Lollipop soak tests began hitting the Moto G 2013, followed by the Moto G 2014 in January.

It took a few weeks, but now that testing has concluded, you can expect Lollipop — which is now rolling out in phases — to hit your devices in the coming days. Let’s hope they don’t find anymore bugs and delay the rollout further (knocks on wood).

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Still nothing for the AT&T Moto X. Man I’m so heartbroken

  2. Uh, Nexus 6? Where’s your update?

    1. Hopefully 5.1 is around the corner. I think rumor has it sometime in Feb.

    2. i’ve checked multiple sites and they are all saying February for the big 5.1 update for:

      Silent mode added after missing on Android 5.0
      General improvements in system stability
      Improved RAM management
      Fixes for sudden app closures
      Improved battery management
      Excessive consumption of network devices when used Wi-Fi fixed
      Issues with wireless connections fixed
      Problems with Okay Google function solved
      Notifications problems solved
      Some sound problems experience by certain devices fixed
      Other improvements and changes
      Changes in the Material Design color palette (after users’ complaints, possibly for a higher version though)

    3. The Nexus 6 is available?

  3. What about the Moto G 2013 in the US?

    1. Especially the Verizon moto g eh lol

  4. I’m mad at all these EDM ads. I be clicking on them. =.P

    But that isn’t relevant to the current article.

    1. EDM ads? All I get is HTC One M8 ads :/

      1. I’m getting a lot of Nissan ads… Google knows I’m hunting for a new car…

        1. I’m not getting any ads. I’m rooted so I can use adaway ;p

          1. But I want the ads. =.P
            I didn’t know about those concerts. All my money!! =.[

  5. So why have they not released Lollipop for gen 1 in the IS? It has the same processing hardware as the 2nd gen. There’s no technical reason!

  6. Moto G Gen came with Android 5.0.2

    1. What are you talking about exactly? Which model number?

      1. checkout or contact @ website page of Motorola

  7. it’s great you found a phone/os you like, however, this isn’t the best place to announce that :–)

    1. He’s a troll that clones people and praises Apple, he’s all over sites like Techno buffalo and BGR. He’s mocking someone else’s account that commented on here a few days ago. If you see this guy just flag him.

      1. Good idea, I flagged him.

  8. here’s an oscar for your performance

  9. Between Google Now Launcher and all the updated Google apps, KitKat looks pretty much like Lollipop already. The main thing I’m looking forward to is Trusted Places.

    Our Moto G 2014 got Lollipop last week, and my Moto G 2013 LTE should get it shortly. Wait’s nearly over.

    1. The new notification system is the big thing for me. Notifications on lockscreen. Phone call notifications not interrupting what you are doing in you’re phone.

  10. I’ve had 5.0.2 on my US Moto G 2014 for bit, but my MMS function is broken. No matter what app I use, it’s a no go. I can’t even send/receive pics or any group messaging.

    Anybody else having this issue?

  11. Nexus 5: What is this?

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