Android 5.0 Update for First-Gen Moto G Smartphones in India Imminent: Soak Test Custom Version Now Reportedly Seeding
Android 5.0 Update for First-Gen Moto G Smartphones in India Imminent: Soak Test Custom Version Now Reportedly SeedingMotorola

After Motorola officially began rolling out the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS upgrade to users of its second-gen Moto X and Moto G, the Android 5.0 upgrade will reportedly start rolling out to users of the first-gen Moto G in India starting 14 November, albeit in a soak test custom version.

According to a report published in India Today, Android 5.0 will be seeded to Moto G (2013) users in India, having opted-in to Motorola's Feedback Network Programme.

This means that an Android 5.0 public release rollout is imminent for first-gen Moto G users. So keep checking your devices for the OTA Android 5.0 OS update.

Also, with Moto G considered one of the most popular affordable smartphones in India, an early rollout of Android 5.0 cannot be ruled out.

If you have subscribed to Motorola's soak test (and if you have not), here are certain important Android 5.0 features that you can look forward to:

  • Material design UI
  • New notification UI and Priorities
  • Ambient Display Mode
  • Flashlight
  • Screen pinning for applications
  • New battery saver mode
  • Internet connection verification (authenticity of connections)
  • Smart Lock feature for enhanced security
  • Multiple user account support
  • Motorola Assist and Downtime features
  • 256-bit key encryption feature for better data protection

Installing the latest Android version within your Moto G smartphone:

Before installing the update, do remember to check that the battery within your device is charged up to at least 50%. Also, always remember to connect to an available Wi-Fi network.

If you have received a notification message for this update:

  1. Select "Yes, I'm in."
  2. After the software is downloaded, select "Install now."
  3. After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.

Manual installation of the update:

If you have not received a notification message for this update, then follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Select the Settings icon in the apps menu.
  2. Select "About phone."
  3. Select "System updates."
  4. Select "Yes, I'm in." After the software is downloaded, select "Install now."
  5. After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.