Android 5.0.2 update reportedly rolling out to Moto G (2014) units in the US

Android 5.0.2 update reportedly rolling out to Moto G (2014) units in the US
Almost a month since Android 5.0.2 was released for the original Nexus 7 tablet, the update is now making its way to handsets, as users across the US are reporting an OTA push to their Moto G (2014) units.

Google isn't being very vocal about what's new in the 5.0.2 patch, but changes seem to be generally minor. Most notably, the way Android handles alarms has been reworked, making sure that the OS will wake up the CPU when it has a scheduled event, and that, if there are two alarms setting off at the same time, they will not fight each other over resources.

Another notable change tweaks how Android's TRIM process functions. Quick explanation – automatic TRIM support was introduced with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It is a process that fires up overnight (when phone is connected to charger) and cleans up pathways to deleted files in the phone's storage, making sure that the NAND flash doesn't get bogged down by redundant information. If you are one of the people that actually charge their phone during the day, you probably found a problem in that previous sentence – “overnight”.

Luckily, Google is now fixing this oversight, by changing TRIM's activation conditions – the process will now trigger after a fresh phone bootup, but only if TRIM hasn't been activated for a few days. This should give a whole new meaning to the “rebooting your phone to make it faster” vogue.

Whether the update will be hitting other handsets any time soon is, as always, a mystery, but we'd dare wager that both generations of Moto X and the original Moto G will be getting it soon(ish). As far as other manufacturers are concerned – you know the deal – it's the waiting game.


via: Phandroid

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Moto G (2014)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2070 mAh

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13 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

When Moto said "really soon" I didn't expect the update to be pushed the very next day. Bravo Moto.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, really cool stuff, but they are bit slow now a days after acquired by Lenovo.

2. GabrielMorales

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

True, I get the update a couple minutes ago, I love Motorola do this.

3. lunchmeat78

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Just checked and it was available! Moto G for the win.

5. GeekOB

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 26, 2014

got it here in India for Moto G 2013 xt1033

6. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I live in the UAE (Dubai) and nope.. :/ *Moto G 2013*

7. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

My moto G 2014 still stucks in 4.4.4

8. erick01

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

Same here. Ecuador.

9. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Same here in Brazil, still 4.4.4

10. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

still 4.4 for XT1068 moto g 2nd gen in india :(

11. shaminda

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 20, 2014

My Moto G 2nd gen got 5.0.2 today. I had 4.4.4.

13. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

See my below post

12. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Ugh ok lemme take a breath and maybey something else lol. It is just a phone afterall, However I am a bit annoyed as everytime I check my Unlocked 2nd gen USA version even using Motorolas device manager software it still says im up to date with 4.4.4. I know the 5.0 was pulled. Then they sent out supposedly the 5.0.1 now this.. I hope it comes soon. I know I am not the only one waiting. The frustrating part too is Moto's chat etc is pretty useless, They ask the same questions and then after you already told them its unlocked they try to say dependent on your carrier! Which has nothing to do with it. I wonder if I shall torture myself further by checking with Moto again haha. Someone else reply to me in the USA that still has Kitkat on the same model & I will feel better :)

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