Motorola G Hands On AA  (1 of 17)

When Motorola first announced its Moto G, it’s safe to say people weren’t exactly floored with the mid-range specs and rather simplistic design. Interesting enough however, the device quickly became one that not only received glowing reviews (when taken into context of what the phone was), but the affordable price helped make it a major success.

Despite the year change and subsequent model upgrade, Motorola is still continuing to deliver on the dynamic device. As of today, Lollipop is rolling out for the original Moto G in India, an impressive feat no doubt realized in part because of the stock-like experience the smartphone uses (read: very limited bloat). This would actually be quite a fitting present as we approach the device’s one year anniversary.

These screen captures come from an XDA user who has the Indian, Dual-SIM variant, so it may yet be some time before it hits the model available in North America.

It’s truly incredible when one considers just how drastic a change Motorola has made in the past few years. Having once skinned its devices to almost unrecognizable degrees with the oft-panned MotoBlur, in the Google era, Motorola turned it into a lean, mean, customer pleasing machine. Considering that two of the companies 2013 devices are now running Lollipop so quick after the OS’s release, it begins to highlight just how cumbersome some OEM skins are, although even Samsung has managed to get 5.0 out the door unusually fast!

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