Motorola Moto G with Android L update leaks on video

The Motorola Moto G started a little revolution in the affordable phone segment last year with its surprisingly affordable price. It was a device that took the specs of a typical mid-range Android smartphone, added a flavor of close to vanilla Android experience, and the price to bring commercial success to Motorola. One of the big promises of the Moto G launch was that it would get updated to newer versions of Android in a timely manner.

Updates of such affordable devices are rare, and usually they happen after flagship phones get updated, so users have to wait a long time to receive newer versions of the platform. This is not likely to be the case with the Moto G, as we are now seeing the first video showing Android L running on the handset.

The interesting part of the demonstration starts at around the 5:40 mark, where you can see the new lockscreen, apps, and refreshed look of Android L. Judging by this video, the Moto G has also managed to retain its zippy performance with Android L, which is great news. Take a look yourselves at how it runs right below.

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Moto G
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 2070 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



18. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

CM11 + CM11 Theme Android L (i am using it now) + bootanimation leaked trillion times before + Android L lockscreen "can be foind on play store i think" + some freaking kernel "to give smoothness and to make that scrern at start" = big fool that PA believed Lol Lol How the hell is this android L and the recents are still in the old way, as well as the quick settings get launched exactly like kitkat. Android L is supposed to let the quick settings launched by swiping down onec again from withtin the notification tray. I suggest you remove that video. It is hilarious :p :laugh:

17. dhd_9

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

It's just an appearance, a theme, it's on the video's description, the uploader even asks for likes and subscriptions to upload a video explaining how to get the same appearance.

16. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

It's pretty easy for Moto to do this so I'm not surprised. All they need to do is make their old apps updated with Material Design and plop the new apps on. Then they just push a button and we have L on the moto G.

15. _ghiottone

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

3:25 - CyanogenMod ;) He-He-He

13. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

why hasnt the article been edited. Its a theme.......

12. mcastro8

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

this isn't Motorola Splash screen! it's capable to be a port of Android L for nexus 5 beta or worst, just cm 11 themed´╗┐

10. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013


9. LoveHater

Posts: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

haaa,, I tipped gsmarena ,,, then gsmarena posted it after which which Phonearena watched it and they posted it .... lol very lol..... lovehater

11. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014


14. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Atleast GSM updated their article

6. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

The least phonearena's editors could do is make sure their articles have been confirmed, this article looks like a copy of GSMArena' word for word so I wouldnt be surprised if they didn't even watch the video. This is just an Android L theme for CM11, please update the article.

5. tincholioi

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 04, 2014

I wished it was true, but in the description of the video you can see he mentions that it is just a theme, and he "admits" that L isn't out yet.

4. VyktorJonas

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

lol no, this isn't L, and for so many reasons I could be here all day pointing them out NEXT

2. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Fake It's CyanogenMod 11.0 with an Android L theme:

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I give it a week after L is released that it'll roll out. Kudos to Moto for this.

3. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

it's a theme. Given Moto's track record though, it shouldn't take more than a month.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Setting standards in updates which is very good for a company's business.

8. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Yes it most definitely is a theme. Shocking that Phonearena couldn't catch it. Notice the quick settings toggle was hit instead of the second pull down action that will be featured in L. Probably flashed a kernel beforehand to make it say Android is upgrading at boot.

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