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Original Moto G to get Android 5.0 Lollipop this Month


News by Luke Jones on Thursday December 04, 2014.

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Motorola is of course one of those OEM's that is dedicated to Android and Google's overall vision, offering a near stock experience and updating the software quickly. That has been the case with Android 5.0 Lollipop, and even Motorola's 2013 version of the Moto G is getting some Lollipop love. The current new version of the Moto G already rocks Android 5.0 and we got a little idea when the older handset will get the latest software build.

The Motorola Update Services app is flagging for an update that will make it ready for the Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Moto G. However, there is still no affirmative date as to when that will be. However, considering Motorola has dealt with its newer devices the same month as the release of Lollipop, I expect that the 2013 Moto G will be rocking Material Design and all those other new features in Android 5.0 sometime this month.

There are certainly no hardware limitations despite the Moto G being aging and a budget market device to start with, it should run Android 5.0 Lollipop with ease. The handset has many of the same specs as the newer model, such as the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with 1GB of RAM. The older G also gets a 4.5-inch 720p screen, a 5 megapixel rear camera and 8GB of expandable storage. If you are looking for a daily device that is ultra-affordable and will rock Google?s latest and greatest software build, then the first Moto G is still a compelling choice.

 
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