The differences between the regular Moto G and the Play edition version are minimal, but fans of Google’s firsthand vision of Android undoubtedly prefer the latter. If you are rocking a Play edition Moto G, you’ll be happy to know that Google has begun pushing the Lollipop 5.1 update to the device.
The update is rolling out in stages over-the-air, and, as usual, that means you may have a little to wait. With that said, there are probably not that many units of the Moto G Play edition in the wild, so the wait shouldn’t be too long.
The update brings the build number to LMY47M and weighs 171MB.
Android 5.1 has been unveiled last month, following more than a few leaks spotted in the wild. This version is supposed to fix and tweak various issues found on 5.0, but it also adds features like multi-SIM card support, device protection (the device will remain locked even after a factory reset), and HD voice calls support, as well as various small enhancements to the user interface.
If you can’t wait, you can install the OTA file manually, as long as you’re on the latest firmware (LRX21Z). Download it from here.