Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update now rolling out for Moto G & Moto G (2nd Gen) in India

After few soak tests, Motorola Mobility has finally started rolling out the much-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update for both the first and second generation Moto G smartphones in the country. The update is not only rolling out in India, but also in Brazil and in the U.S., but only for Moto G (2nd Gen). 

Moto G (2nd Gen)

Like-always, the update is rolling out over-the-air and is released in a phased manner. So, it might take sometime to reach your smartphone, if not already. Motorola is directly rolling out the latest 5.0.2 Lollipop update to the phones. 

You will automatically receive the Lollipop update notification, if not then you can manually check for the update by going to Settings > About Phone > System Update. The update weights in at 356.5MB in size. Motorola has already rolled out the Lollipop update for Moto X (2nd Gen) in the country. 

The Android 5.0 update for Moto X (1st Gen) and Moto E will be rolled out soon, says Motorola. Here's the official change-log of the update:

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  • Material Design: You will quickly notice a whole new colorful look and feel to your device - from fluid animations to new application and system themes, colors and widgets.

  • Notifications UI & Priorities: In order to alert you to the most timely and relevant information, the format and behavior of notifications have evolved:

    • Notifications will appear on the lock screen and are intelligently ranked by type and who sent them.
    • You double-tap to open one, swipe left or right to clear one, or clear all notifications from the bottom of the list.
    • You can set the priority and privacy of notifications for each application.
    • Very high priority notifications will pop up briefly over other applications so that you can take action.
    • When you dismiss a notification on one device it will be dismissed on your other Android devices, if they are connected to the Internet.

  • New Interruptions & Downtime Settings: You can tailor how interruptions behave, choosing to allow all, none, or only priority interruptions.  You can personalize what counts as a priority interruption (reminders, events, calls, messages) and even tailor them to be from only contacts you specify.  The Downtime setting will allow only priority interruptions during the times and days that you specify.  e.g. allow only priority interruptions on the weekend.

  • Recent Apps (Multi-tasking): The redesigned Overview space (formerly called Recents) will include both applications and separate activities within those applications.  For instance, each open tab in Chrome will also appear here along with recent applications; both your Gmail Inbox and a draft email message will appear as separate cards.  This provides a consistent way to switch amongst tasks.

  • Ambient Display: While your phone’s display is off, Ambient Display can show notifications without turning on the full display. This will be triggered when a notification arrives. You will see notifications similar to that shown on the lock screen.  You can turn this feature on in the Display menu in Settings, and note that it will increase the power consumption of your device.

  • Flashlight: Lollipop includes a new flashlight option as part of Quick settings (swipe down with two fingers from the status bar to see it).

  • Share your Device: You can now set up multiple user accounts on your phone.  Guest mode is enabled by default.  You can give calling and text privileges to other users of your device, or restrict them as you like in the Users menu under Settings.

    Note that the personalized Motorola experiences (Motorola Assist, Motorola Connect)  are for the owner account only.  

    The Motorola Camera, Motorola Gallery, and Motorola FM Radio applications support multiple user accounts.

  • Pin a view/app: Screen pinning allows you to keep a specific app or screen in view.  For example, you can ‘pin’ a game and your child will not be able to navigate anywhere else on your phone.

  • Battery: The Battery settings panel now shows an estimated projection for how much time you have left while discharging or charging.  You can also enable a new battery saver mode that will save power by reducing performance and most background data operations to extend your battery life. 

  • Smarter Internet Connections: With Android Lollipop, your phone will not connect to a Wi-Fi access point unless there is a verified Internet connection. This feature improves hand-offs between Wi-Fi and cellular connections, helping to maintain your video chat or voice-over-IP (VoIP) call as you switch.

  • Performance: Your phone now uses the new Android Runtime to help optimize application performance.  After upgrading to Lollipop, your applications will undergo a one-time optimization process.  Note that the optimization for ART requires more space.

  • Smart Lock (Trusted Devices): Android Lollipop adds native support for allowing trusted devices to keep your phone unlocked (such as your Moto 360, a Bluetooth car kit or headset, etc.).  Smart Lock replaces the prior trusted device capability in your Motorola phone.  Note that you will need to add your trusted devices back after the transition to Lollipop in the Security settings menu under Smart Lock.