Moto G 2nd Gen Starts Receiving Android 5.1 Update in China
Users of the 2014 iteration of Moto G around the world are about to receive the latest Android OS update soon, as it is now live in China.
David Schuster, Senior Director of Software Product Management at Motorola, revealed yesterday that the smartphone maker has started rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update to the Moto G 2nd Gen model in China. In a post on his Google+ account, Schuster wrote: “Good news, we have started to fully deploy Android Lollipop 5.1 to Moto G (2nd Gen) in China today.”
He also hinted that release of the newer Lollipop to other countries, notably the US, UK and India, is imminent.
Motorola launched its second generation Moto G last year with Android 4.4.4 KitKat on board. The device features a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. It powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, which contains a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 305 GPU.
The Moto G 2014 edition packs 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, with an expandable option up to 32 GB via a microSD card.
The rear-facing 8MP camera has an aperture of f/2.0, with autofocus and an LED flash. The camera is capable of shooting 720p videos at 30 fps. The front-facing camera on the device has a 2 megapixel camera for snapping selfies and video chats. The handset ships with a non-removable 2,070 mAh Lithium ion battery.
The latest publicly-released Android version for Motorola’s mid-range offering brings various bug fixes, along with enhancements to Notifications, Quick Settings, Device Protection and many more.
Hopefully, the Lenovo-owned company will soon release the Android 5.1 update to Moto G 2nd Gen in other parts of the world as well. The device meanwhile, is slated to be replaced by the next generation Motorola Moto G expected to be unveiled on July 28th.
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