Moto G (1st Gen) owners can be forgiven for thinking that Motorola has forgotten about them in all the hoopla about the flagship Moto X. But it looks like the OEM will be updating the device soon to the latest major Android version, Lollipop 5.0. The first step though is updating the Motorola Update Services app.
The changelog for the app simply states that it is necessary to update it in order to ensure the “future upgrade” of the Moto G (1st Gen) to Lollipop. It doesn’t get simpler and more obvious than that. This is a good sign that the OEM has not neglected their older smartphones, as users are looking forward to experiencing the Lollipop-ization of their devices as well, which will make them feel like they have a new gadget as well.
Just a few weeks ago, Motorola started rolling out the updates for their Moto X (2nd Gen) owners under Verizon. This brought to them the much talked-about Material Design overhaul, with new app and system themes, widgets, colors and more fluid animation. Other major changes include notifications on lock screen, Downtime and Ambient Display settings, and changing the Recents section into Overview.
While the Motorola Update Services app update is now available, there is still no indication as to when they are rolling out Lollipop to your Moto G (1st Gen). And since the slightly older Moto G (1st Gen) will receive the major upgrade, owners of the Moto X (1st Gen) may very well receive an upgrade in the near future