Stellar news if you own the 2014 version of Motorola’s Moto G, an impressive budget handset that costs $180 unlocked. According to ArsTechnica, the Moto G Android Lollipop update is now officially available for some unlocked Moto G handsets. The latest version of Android brings a new look, improved home screen notifications, and a whole lot of new handy features such as Screen Pinning.
Users should receive a push notification when the 386MB update is ready to be downloaded. However, Motorola usually pushes its updates out to a small number of users first, which it calls a soak test, so it might not be available for you just yet. If you’re impatient, you can always check manually:
@sayandeep619 Hey update is not yet released, to check for updates go to Settings>>About phone>>system updates,Thanks.
— Motorola Support (@MotorolaSupport) November 12, 2014
Motorola has also posted release notes for Lollipop on the Moto G on its website.
Here’s a good guide as to when your handset can expect the Lollipop update. But if you’re keeping track, this is the 2nd Motorola device to start a Lollipop soak test, as it follows the 2014 Moto X, a high-end phone. LG has publicly said its flagship G3 device will be getting Lollipop this week. A Nexus 7 factory image has also popped up on a Google site. However, perhaps because of battery draining bugs, there is currently no word on when Nexus devices will officially receive an over-the-air update to Android 5.0.