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

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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Moto G
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 2070 mAh



1. erick01

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

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

11. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

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

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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

3. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

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

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Proud Moto G 2013 edition owner right here :')

5. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Motorola o/

6. jameshuntarena

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

What about moto e

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

10. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

14. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Moto G has pentile display?

15. dreamcore

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

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

9. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

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

12. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

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

13. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

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

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