The former Google company of Motorola is officially announcing that the second generation Moto G (2014) is getting the over the air signals for Android 5.0.2 Lollipop as we speak. It takes place only hours after the first generation Moto G 2013 found Lollipop coming as a system notification to owners. It’s clear the ‘Life’s Good’ company are on a mission to deliver the Lollipop goods throughout North America. We just finished posting about the LG Mobile USA twitter account delivering the news for LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop coming soon. Since LG are direct competitors with Motorola, it’s no surprise they are both aiming to produce Lollipop on devices around the same time.
As the numbers suggest, the third installment of the Lollipop software update is a couple of steps ahead of the original. That said, it doesn’t bring any new features worth noting. Since Lollipop was the greatest change to the Android operating system since the jump up from Gingerbread all those years ago, it is coming with loads of bugs which need fixing. Therefore, instead of focusing on features, the folks in Mountain View are focusing on fixing bugs and issues in the software. We don’t doubt for a second that future version of Lollipop firmware such as 5.0.3 will come with at least some new features. For now though it’s all about what we know already from Android 5.0 Lollipop and addressing issues which make it a more stable and reliable ROM.
Moreover, Android Lollipop traditionally comes with a new material design user interface, tap and go NFC payments, a new material design application drawer, smart notifications with a bevy of new notification features, Android RunTime taking over for the Dalvik, security enhancements, native Motorola Assist, a smoother ROM, Important camera updates and more. Look out for the new Flappy Bird Easter Egg game that comes by tapping the build number seven times from the Settings menu. If you are an iPhone users and you played the old version before the developer took it away from the app store, you’ll likely need your fix once again. It’s been far too long since Flappy Bird was available to play.
All you have to do is tap the “download” and “install’ options from the display of the device when the system notification is ready. There’s no telling what time the system update is arriving for you so keep your eyes peeled on the notification bar. You don’t have to do anything: wait for the OTA alert to arrive automatically. From there you can put it on hold for when you are around a stable WiFi connection (usually from home). Large software updates come at around 500 MB which means you don’t want to install that using the mobile data plan. Avoid unwanted data charges by using the WiFi. Furthermore, you’ll bypass the high traffic over the network by using the WiFi.
Those erring on the side of caution can back up the phone contacts, pictures, music, video and all essentials on the device for when get are forced into applying a factory reset. Software updates can freeze at times and that could mean you need to apply a soft or hard reset on the device, depending on how severe the issue is with the phone.