Motorola has started the roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for Moto G, both the first generation (2013) and Second generation (2014) devices. Motorola had already confirmed that Moto G and Moto E will get this update. The roll out has started in India for Moto G (2013 and 2014) and in case you have the devices, the OTA update should be available. The update is of 356.5 MB.
Motorola is one of the few OEMs which releases updates in timely manner and Moto G has been one of the best selling devices for the company (both generations). The roll out has started in phases, so expect the update to be available in couple of days in case you don’t see it now.
The Moto G (Gen 1) users will either receive a notification for the OTA update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, or they can also check manually for the update by visiting Settings>About phone>System updates. With either method, users will have to then select 'Yes, I'm in', to authorise the download of the update, and then click 'Install now'.
The some changelog can be seen below.
Material Design which will offer a consistent design experience across all Android devices. Material Design ensures that elements can dynamically shrink and expand, there’s more white space between elements, and gives a 3D appearance overall.
New Interruptions & Downtime Settings
You can tailor how interruptions behave, choosing to allow all, none, or only priority interruptions. You can personalize what counts as a priority interruption (reminders, events, calls, messages) and even tailor them to be from only contacts you specify. The Downtime setting will allow only priority interruptions during the times and days that you specify. e.g. allow only priority interruptions on the weekend.
While your phone’s display is off, Ambient Display can show notifications without turning on the full display. This will be triggered when a notification arrives. You will see notifications similar to that shown on the lock screen. You can turn this feature on in the Display menu in Settings, and note that it will increase the power consumption of your device.
Share your Device
You can now set up multiple user accounts on your phone. Guest mode is enabled by default. You can give calling and text privileges to other users of your device, or restrict them as you like in the Users menu under Settings.
A new battery-saver feature that extends the life of your device by up to 90 minutes—helpful if you’re far from a power outlet. It’s also easier to manage your power usage. The OS adds a feature which gives the estimated time left before you need to charge and, when it’s charging, it tells you approximately how much time it will need to charge before it’s ready to go.
Smarter Internet Connections
With Android Lollipop, your phone will not connect to a Wi-Fi access point unless there is a verified Internet connection. This feature improves hand-offs between Wi-Fi and cellular connections, helping to maintain your video chat or voice-over-IP (VoIP) catll as you switch.
Let there be light
Shine a light by using the new flashlight in Quick Settings. Just swipe down with two fingers from the status bar to see it.
"Updates of this nature take time. It's no secret that when 5.0 launched it still had bugs. And, when we update our products, we end up finding more bugs that need to be fixed. There are a lot of reasons for what that happen, but, basically, each phone has a unique set of components and a way they interact. When Google creates a new release, they don't validate it for all the possible combinations there are, and they won't fix anything that's not reproducible on a Nexus device, that's our job," said a Motorola engineer.