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

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Moto G (2014)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2070 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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