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Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Motorola Moto G (2013, 2014) starts rolling out in India

Motorola Moto G users in India rejoice, as the company has started rolling out the 5.0 Lollipop update. The company is rolling out the Lollipop update for both the 2013 and 2014 variants of the Moto G. Also Read - Motorola Moto G62 5G with 120Hz display and Snapdragon 695 launched in India

 

Motorola started slowly rolling out the Lollipop update for the first generation Moto G in select markets, and Moto X second-generation in India last month. The Lollipop update for Moto G brings in improvements like Material Design language, improved notifications center, improved multi-tasking, ambient display, flashlight, better battery settings, and improved performance among others. The entire changelog can be seen below.

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.
  • you can further tailor how notifications behave with the new Downtime and Ambient Display settings (see below).
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.
Motorola Assist and Downtime Motorola Assist integrates the new Downtime settings to control when you don t want to be disturbed. Motorola Assist also now uses the new Interruptions settings so that you can customize exceptions, such as letting only people on your starred contacts list get through.
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.

Moto G users should be getting a notification regarding the OTA update. Alternatively, you can also head over to Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates to manually check for the update. As mentioned above, this is a steady roll out so in case you haven t got the update, you should soon be getting it.

RELATED: 5 best features of Android 5.0 Lollipop

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  • Published Date: January 23, 2015 11:35 AM IST



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