Motorola has done a fantastic job at providing a lot of its devices with the latest OS update thus far, although it’s clear that some markets have priority over others. While the Nexus 6 came with Android Lollipop straight out of the box, Moto G owners had to wait a bit until they were able to upgrade to the latest major version of the operating system. Granted, some didn’t wait too long, at least in some countries. A lot of users in the United States and some parts of Europe are already running Android 5.0 Lollipop on their Moto G smartphones, with some even being lucky enough to receive update 5.01 or even 5.02.
It’s worth mentioning that Motorola is also prioritizing the second generation of these devices over the first one, but that’s not too surprising seeing as how the 2014 versions are newer and more popular. Still, there are some first generation Moto G smartphones that have been running on Android Lollipop ever since November 2014 and their numbers are steadily increasing with each passing week. The transition to the latest version of the operating system is slow, just as we expected, but now reports are coming in that Android Lollipop is finally making its way slowly but surely to countries where few users had received it before. Moreover, it would appear that even the latest 5.02 version is starting to show its head in these countries. A lot more Motorola Moto G owners outside the US and Europe are expected to see Android 5.02 Lollipop in the coming weeks, although the process will likely continue to be slow.
Meanwhile, Google is reporting that at the moment less than 0.1 % of all Android devices are running Android Lollipop while KitKat is still the OS of choice with over 39 percent. In other words, Moto G owners who still haven’t received Android 5.02 Lollipop or earlier shouldn’t feel too bad about it because in the grand scheme of things very few devices are currently running it. The same goes for owners of any other Android device for that matter, including the Nexus series. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 come with the update from the get-go, but Nexus 4, 5, 7, and 10 devices still need to update either manually or wait for it to arrive OTA and according to Google, very few have updated so far. All in all, Android Lollipop is coming a lot slower than KitKat did last year, but Moto G owners are advised to hang in there because things should be picking up soon if rumors are to be believed.