Motorola Moto G 2013
The Moto G 2013 smartphone. Motorola

After being listed as officially eligible to receive Google's Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS upgrade, the older Motorola Moto G (2013) is now seemingly receiving the OS update via the over-the-air (OTA) mechanism.

According to a Phandroid report, and an XDA Developer forum posting, the Android 5.0 update is currently live for the dual-SIM variant of Moto G (2013) smartphones bearing model number XT1033 in India.

With the roll-out of Android 5.0 (for first-gen Moto G devices) having seemingly begun, Moto G users residing in other countries of the globe, predominantly the US and UK can expect to see the update very soon.

Therefore, we advise readers to check out their Moto G (2013) smartphones for the Android 5.0 notification and let us know (in the comments section below) about the availability of the OS update.

The XDA Forum member who confirmed the roll-out of Android 5.0 for the original Moto G also released a screenshot confirming the news. Check out the screenshot below:

Android 5.0 seemingly begins roll-out to certain first-gen Motorola Moto G smartphones: Check out now
Screenshot of the Android 5.0 update, for the Moto G (2013). XDA Developer Forum

Enhancements brought along by Android 5.0, for first-gen Moto G smartphone users:

According to an official changelog posted by Motorola, Moto G (2013) smartphones get the following new enhancements:

  • Material Design
  • New notification UI and priorities
  • Ambient Display
  • Motorola Assist and Downtime
  • New Flashlight
  • New Interruptions and Downtime Settings
  • Enhanced Device Sharing capabilities
  • Battery Saver
  • Smart Lock

Apart from hitting Motorola's first-gen Moto G, the Android 5.0 OS upgrade has also seeded to Samsung Galaxy S5 users in Poland.