Budget Phone Moto G Races to the First Android Lollipop Update

While many experts expected some flagship device to be the first Android handset with Lollipop 5.0 on it, Motorola beat everyone with its budget handset, the Moto G (second generation).

The company has rolled out the update for the handset and users can choose to download it in two ways.

How Can You Get the Update?

Provided their phone is unlocked, Moto G owners can either download the update manually or download it once they receive a notification for the OTA. To check manually, users need to go to ‘Settings’, then ‘about phone’, and then ‘system updates’. With either method, users will have to have 386 MB free space on their device. They also have to authorize the update by clicking ‘Yes, I am in’, and then ‘Install now’.

The Best Budget Smartphone

With the update to the Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Moto G has officially become the best budget Android device. This title belonged to the Moto G even before the update, as the handset delivers the best performances at lowest price. The Moto G second generation is powered by a quad core processor with clocking speed set at 1.2 GHz and RAM is set at 1 GB. The handset comes with either 8 or 16 GB built in memory and supports a microSD card up to 32 GB. Armed with an 8-MP shooter and a battery that can deliver up to day and a half usage, the Moto G feels like a steal for just $230.

Which Phones Are to Follow?

After the second generation of Moto G has received the update, Motorola is on schedule to release the Android 5.0 Lollipop to other devices as well. This includes the first generation of the Moto G, Moto X (both first and second generation), Moto E, Droid Maxx, Droid Mini, Droid Ultra and Droid Turbo. There is no timetable set as yet.

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