Android 5.1 Lollipop Finally Arrives to Motorola Moto G2 and Other Moto Smartphones

Google is now rushing the rollout of Android 5.1 Lollipop to Android devices especially with its recent announcement that Android M, its upcoming mobile operating system, would soon be arriving in the third quarter of this year.

In addition to the Android 5.1 Lollipop, the American multinational technology company is also hastening the release of the latest and most likely the last firmware update Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on other more advanced Android devices in order to free its plate from any other mobile OS.

Among those that have recently taken on the Android 5.1 Lollipop is the Motorola Moto G 2nd generation or the Motorola Moto G2, along with five other Motorola Moto devices including its predecessor, the Motorola Moto G, the Moto X 1st and 2nd Generation, and the Moto E 2nd Generation that has 4G LTE capability, reports Yibada.

With the exception of the Motorola Moto G2, which went straight to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop from Android 4.4 KitKat for its mobile operating system update, the rest were actually among the first ones to take on the Android 5.0 Lollipop when Google released it in November last year.

The Android 5.1 Lollipop updates on the Motorola Moto smartphones also include native support for more than one SIM-card that works well for mobile phones with dual-SIM card slots.

Since the updates will come over-the-air (OTA), owners of these Motorola Moto smartphones should regularly check the settings of their handsets to see if the system updates are already available for download.

Successor of Motorola Moto G2

While Motorola has yet to come out with an official statement or an announcement that it is now working on the development of the successor of the Motorola Moto G2, it seems likely that the American tech company is really busy on it.

The Motorola Moto G2 has been released in September 2014, some 10 months after the Motorola Moto G 1st generation came out in November 2013.

Basing on the same Motorola production timetable and release pattern, then it is likely that a third generation of the Motorola Moto G would come out in July at the earliest. But again, since Motorola has yet to make any official advice about one of its upcoming smartphone offerings, these are just mere speculations at this time.

In March, Motorola has released an upgraded variant of its Moto G2 which featured a new capability of supporting 4G LTE connectivity, which greatly renewed consumer interests and enthusiasm on the handset.

As the new variant basically retained its key features and its affordable price, the upgraded Motorola Moto G2 certainly attracted more buyers, according to the Day Herald.

Worthwhile update

The upgraded variant of the Motorola Moto G2 also comes with a much-improved camera and a larger screen that makes it a worthwhile update from its previous edition.

Motorola Moto G2 vs Motorola Moto E

It’s not a groundbreaking update compared to its first edition and less comfortable to hold too but the fact that its bigger means that users get to have their money’s worth physically.


  1. Hahaha! MotoG2 isn’t worth it. Terrible specs. Compare it to a 2gb version Zenfone 2 that’s priced at 199.00

    1. lol…specs may be on the higher end for Zenfone 2 . But the battery bckup of Zenfone 5 is pathetic. What is the use of owning a handset that can’t even offer decent battery backup.

  2. I say, Google isn’t rushing to get Android L distributed, because that’s not the way Android works. Google makes the new version of Android available to device manufacturers, and the device manufacturers then created versions for their devices. So, Motorola and other device manufacturers aed their work months Google finished their work months ago.

    1. Yes. But, aren’t these devices running vanilla android?
      Then what is the problem for these manufacturers in releasing the updates at the earliest possible ofcourse after testing.

  3. Not getting too exited, my 1st Gen Moto G (in the UK) is still on KitKat not impressed with Motorola’s update process .

  4. 5.0.2 for moto g2 is worst …my phone is hanging…a lot… Disgusting.. Even China software can do better and if 5.1 vil b so no doubt google should close their company… And better u guys learn programming first….

  5. And announce Wn u r going to release 5.1 ns also even m version for g2 in 5.0.2 battery time is worst. ..

  6. MotoX – 1st gen and still to get my lollipop update. Still disappointingly await 5.0 , forget 5.1
    Any solution?

  7. The Moto X has not received the update in the united States. Sad to have waited this long and still see vague responses from Motorola. I’m really disappointed because the moto X 1st gen is my favorite phone.

  8. In February onwards soak test is going on for moto e 1st gen,but still now didn’t complete the soak test. (Motorola budget phones waste for updates, even android one also getting 5.1.1 now)

  9. My moto g 2nd gen is runing android 5.0 lolipop,sir please update 5.1 lolipop version, please, please, please

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