Over the past couple of weeks, Google rolled out the Android 5.0.1 update for their supported Nexus smartphones and tablets. Now we are hearing that the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update is rolling out for the Moto G 1st and 2nd generation.
As you may know already, the Moto G Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update will only bring minor changes, but you would definitely want it installed on your handset. Just like any major OS update, Lollipop arrived with a few bugs and Android 5.0.1 is set to fix many of them. For the time being there’s no official changelog available for the Moto G Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update. In fact, there’s no word from Motorola that the new firmware is being rolled out. Just some users reporting that the new update is hitting their devices.
According to the users who already received the update, the Android 5.0.1 update for Moto G 1st gen has system version 220.21.25 and build number LXB22.46-25, while the update for Moto G 2nd gen has system version 22.21.25 and build number LXB22.46-25. You should expect the update to weigh in at below 50 MB, so it’s safe to download it using your mobile data connection without doing to much damage to your data plan.
The Moto G Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OTA update is being pushed to users in stages, which means that some of you would have to wait longer than others. After your terminal becomes eligible to receive the new firmware you should be able to notice a system update message in the notifications bar. Tap on it, choose ‘Download now’, wait until the download is completed, then select ‘Install now’ your smartphone should reboot and install the update. In case the system update notification failed to appear, you would also want to perform a manual check under Settings > About phone > System updates > Check for updates.
Are there any Moto G 1st gen or Moto G 2nd gen owners reading this? Have you guys received Android 5.0.1 on your device? Please let your fellow Moto G owners in comments.