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Owners of last year's Moto G phones have not been forgotten – Lollipop inbound "soon"

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Owners of last year's Moto G phones have not been forgotten – Lollipop inbound
It was last month, when we heard about Motorola initiating Lollipop soak tests for the first Moto G. Since then – there's been no official word on updating the handsets to the latest Android. The 2014 rendition of the device has already been updated to Lollipop, though, while it was made clear that last year's model will also get the update, it was unclear when. Today, we get not a hint, but a pretty pronounced wink that the update is coming and Moto G owners have not been forgotten.

It comes in the form of an update for the Motorola Update Services app. In its changelog, one can see that the app needs to be updated in order to be ready for a future Moto G Lollipop upgrade. How far into the future that would be – we can't really tell.

Hardware-wise, the old Moto G is still pretty much on-par with this year's iteration of the model. They both sport a Snapbragon 400 SoC with 1 GB of RAM – the 2014 edition Moto G has a slightly larger screen (5" on the new model, 4.5" on the old), higher resolution camera (8 MP on the new, 5 MP on the old), and a slight bump in internal storage (16 GB vs 8 GB). With such a negligible upgrade, the original Moto G is obviously still quite relevant, and making the decision to keep it is a natural decision. It's good to see that Motorola acknowledges that and will keep its users up-to-date.


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posted on 03 Dec 2014, 08:34 1

1. erick01 (Posts: 22; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


My Moto G 2014 doesn´t get Lollipop yet. Anybody can help?

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 13:00

11. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


My moto g 2014 has not yet been updated to lollipop in India. Global roll out has not started i guess.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 08:57 5

2. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


This phone deserves to go down in the history books.

Unarguably, an all-round budget phone with great specs and even better update cycle.

#TakeABowMoto

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:32

3. kkmkk (Posts: 536; Member since: 06 May 2013)


people i need help
my sony experia z2 is bending is that normal ??

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 10:04

7. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2719740

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:38

4. legiloca (Posts: 1439; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Proud Moto G 2013 edition owner right here :')

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:48

5. ThePython (Posts: 901; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Motorola o/

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 09:54

6. jameshuntarena (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


What about moto e

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 10:14

8. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


This actually has one of the nicest displays I have ever seen. It's nicer than the iPhone 6, Alpha, and Z3 compact display. I don't know if that is impressive on Motorolas part or sad on everyone else's part.

To be fair, this display is also nicer than both the Moto X and all their other flagship displays so maybe it's not impressive and just a fluke.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 10:54 1

10. skymitch89 (Posts: 1343; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I agree that the display is impressive, but it's not as good as you're trying to make it out to be.

My mom has the Moto G and I can see pixelation in the display (even though it has 329 ppi, I can still see it because of the pen-tile display).

I've checked out the iPhone 6, Note 4, and other flagships and are very impressed by their displays, and they are better than that of the Moto G.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 15:03

14. hurrycanger (Posts: 1615; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Moto G has pentile display?

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 21:21

15. dreamcore (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


No, he doesn't know what he's talking about. His beloved Note 4 display is PenTile.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 10:26

9. Donbenie (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


Good,can't wait,loving my Moto g..

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 13:08 1

12. DnB925Art (Posts: 1054; Member since: 23 May 2013)


How about the Moto G 2013 LTE? Hopefully it does get updated

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 13:35 2

13. legiloca (Posts: 1439; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


obviously.. it's not far from the basic moto g duhh #commonsense

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