Moto G 2014-11

Motorola has managed to become something of a novelty in the past couple of years. Whereas its smartphone origins were coated in MotoBlur, a thoroughly customized Android skin widely considered to be just as offensive, if not more so, than TouchWiz, the company is now making headlines for all the right reasons. Last year it was the announcement and release of the fantastic Moto X and budget-friendly Moto G, both of which received a substantial amount of praise from the media, even if the cameras left something to be desired. 2014 has seen the Moto X and Moto G refreshes, both of which seemingly had even more praise lavished upon them than their predecessors.

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While hardware and unobtrusive software is all well and good, (the lack of) timely firmware updates are often a plague upon the mobile world. Motorola has managed to impress even here, and now it’s poised to take yet another leap: the Moto G 2014-edition may be about to get Android 5.0 Lollipop. Although no one knows when exactly, Motorola had posted the official release notes for all the world to see, however just like with those accidentally (?) posted for the Moto X, they have since been taken down.

Suffice to say, whether the rollout is in one day, one week, or even one month, it is fantastic this company has a clear interest in customer service, providing timely updates, supporting its products, and improving its brand image. If this pattern continues, Motorola may very well become a dominant player in the mobile market, especially now that is has Lenovo footing the bill.