Lollipop now available over the air for Moto G 2nd generation in the UK

My second generation Moto G now has an update available for Lollipop! To check, go to Settings, then About phone, then System updates. Hopefully now or at some point in the near future it will show a screen like this:

Lollipop for Moto G

The Lollipop update promises a lot of improvements, as listed on the Motorola website. As well as featuring a Material design, notifications will be improved, a flashlight built into the Quick settings, multiple user accounts on the phone, the ability to pin an app (perfect for stopping children getting access to other parts of the phone), a new battery saver mode and more. I’ll write another post once I’ve had a chance to try out Lollipop properly.

Motorola release Moto G budget smartphone

Motorola have unveiled the Moto G smartphone, which is being released in the UK for just £135. This is Motorola’s first UK phone since they were bought out by Google. The Moto G is aimed at the budget market (hence the price) but has some excellent specifications, such as:

  • A 4.5″ HD display (1280×720 pixels)
  • A quad-core processor (Qualcomm 1.2GHz)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (with 4.4 KitKat update coming in a few months)

Some of the specs aren’t great (the rear camera is only 5 megapixels), but otherwise appears to be an excellent handset for the price. The phone is available in several bright colours, a la the iPhone 5C, but as it is much cheaper it may well be much more popular.

Check out the video from Motorola below.