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Unlocked Moto G (1st Gen.) with LTE now receiving Android 5.1 in the US
Motorola may be gearing up to launch the Moto G (3rd Gen.) sometime soon, but that doesn’t mean the company is slacking on updating its current devices. If you happen to reside in the U.S. and own an unlocked Moto G (1st Gen.) with LTE, an update to Android 5.1 Lollipop should be on its way sometime very soon. The update began making its way to devices just last night, though it may take some time to come to all unlocked variants in the United States. Motorola began the 5.1 soak test for this device only a few weeks ago, so we were expecting to hear this news any day now.
With the update comes a variety of features and enhancements that have been showcased in a video by our own Joe Hindy, which can be found attached below. For the full list of improvements from Motorola, click here.
Motorola has been very busy over the past couple of weeks, pushing the Android 5.1 update to a variety of its devices. Motorola’s update schedule is a great example of why near-vanilla Android is a good way to go. Without heavy custom skins, the company is able to optimize Google’s code fairly quickly, and push it to more devices that wouldn’t normally have gotten an update.
Note that it will likely take a while for Motorola to push out the staged release to all devices in the US, so hang tight. If you have the update, let us know in the comments what you think of it.