Second-generation Motorola Moto G starts to receive Android 5.1 in China

Second-generation Motorola Moto G starts to receive Android 5.1 in China
David Schuster, Senior Director of Software Product Management at Motorola, has been providing us with some of the best information relating to updates of Motorola phones. Yesterday, Schuster's Google+ account  revealed that the second-generation Motorola Moto G has started to receive Android 5.1 in China.

For those unfamiliar with the device, the second-gen Moto G features a 5-inch LCD screen carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. This works out to a 294ppi pixel density. Driving the handset is the Snapdragon 400 SoC, which contains a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 305 GPU. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 8GB of internal storage. If you need more memory, a 32GB capacity microSD slot is available. The rear-facing 8MP camera has an aperture of f/2.0, which allows for quality photographs to be snapped under less than optimal lighting conditions. The 2MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats, and keeping the lights on is a 2070mAh battery.

The update prevents a stolen or lost handset from getting unlocked until the rightful owner signs into his/her Google account. With Android 5.1, even a factory reset won't unlock a stolen phone. There are also improvements to both battery life and the 64-bit ART runtime compiler. Updating the latter will allow apps to open faster. Android 5.1 also improves the management of RAM, allowing for smoother multi-tasking.

Hopefully we will see the second-gen Moto G updated to Android 5.1 soon in other countries as well. As we wait for that to take place, the third-generation Motorola Moto G is expected to be unveiled on July 28th.

source: +DavidSchuster

Related phones

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



1. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... Still waiting on Verizon for my 2013 Moto X update... Verizon sucks so much right now.

2. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

I live in New Zealand and at my high school all the kids are getting this phone as its now permanently on sale down from $329.99 down to $229.99 and was on super sale the other day for $199.99 so I bought one and its an amazing phone with a AMAZING camera and I know its not the Best Value phone any more (Vodafone Smart 6 Ultra) but if It gets updated to Android M I will be aMazed only thing is I sort of wish they made the speaker bars black

3. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

BTW the Vodafone Smart 6 Ultra is best value now because it has :: •a 5.5inch 1080p IPS lcd screen •a octacore SD615 (same as SonyM4Aqua) • 2gb's R.A.M •13mp Main Camera •5mp Front Camera And the list goes on and on... And all this should cost $499.99 a.k.a M4aqua but is only $299.00 RRP

4. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

omg I thought there could have been a word to give credits for giving news tips :p my bad.

5. waddup121 unregistered

sweet 2000th comment!

6. Springa

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Make it waterproof IP68 please.

7. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

What the software update? LOLOLOL

8. Shocky unregistered

Bit late, thought Moto G got updates fast.

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