Android Lollipop officially released for Motorola Moto G

Android Lollipop is around for few months and on the first few days of its release it became available for Nexus 5 and some other phones. For budget phones such as Motorola Moto G I did not expect Google will release any update anymore, however, few days ago I have received a notification that mentioned that Android Lollipop would be available on Moto G soon. Today (3rd February 2015), I received another notification that it is asked for my permission to upgrade my Moto G Android to Lollipop.

Lollipop Update Notification

Lollipop Update Notification

And this is last screenshot of my Moto G 4.4.2 Kitkat.

Last Moto G Kitkat screenshot

Last Moto G Kitkat screenshot

Currently, the phone is downloading Lollipop firmware (356 MB) but the downloading speed is too slow, I suspect that because too many people downloading the update and excited about it.

Once updating finished, I would add the latest pictures.

UPDATE :

Finally the update process finished after around 2 hours by contrast of what promised to be 30 to 40 minutes. In one stage of the upgrading, the process was also very scary because my phone hanged on the Motorola logo for more than half an hour and I thought my Moto G is dead. After that, it took also around 1 hour to what is so called “Optimizing apps”.

Anyway, the phone is fully upgraded as you can see in the below pictures.

Home Screen Moto G Lollipop

Home Screen Moto G Lollipop

Setting Screen Moto G Lollipop

Setting Screen Moto G Lollipop

Top Menu Screen Moto G Lollipop

Top Menu Screen Moto G Lollipop

Locked Screen Moto G Lollipop

Locked Screen Moto G Lollipop

But I have found some bugs or problems which I listed down here,

  • The phone become laggy and slow.
  • The battery life is reduced slightly.
  • Some apps are not working well or at all such as QQ or Wechat.
  • In Wechat message is received after few hours or with a day delay.
  • Voice quality has been dropped.
  • WiFi signal strength has dropped as well.
  • The phone hangs more frequent and is more unresponsive on some apps or even menus.
  • Games speed slow down, for example cannot play Shadow Fighter 2 smoothly at all.
  • Sometimes when phone is not in charge, it shows charging.

In conclusion, I am not very happy with upgrading to Lollipop and as a software engineer I also fully understand that some optimizations, bug fixing, and patching require to make the product better and more stable as I believe Lollipop is not fully stable yet. Additionally, for a phone such as Moto G, my expectations shouldn’t be high since the phone is relatively cheap and the specifications such as RAM size or processor power might not be sufficient enough.

Finally, I have received one suggestion that factory resetting the phone would solve most of the aforementioned issues but I have not done it yet due to huge amount of data I have on my Moto G.

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