Moto G is scoring Lollipop to lead off this week's Android device updates roundup

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Motorola is again showing why it’s one of the more reliable manufacturers when it comes to cranking out Android updates.

Lollipop is rolling out to the current-generation Moto G, so get ready for some Material Design, multitasking cards, and all the other goodies Google cooked up.

Each week we gather up all the major software updates for the biggest devices; phones and tablets on U.S. carriers (and unlocked phones, of course), wearables, and round them all up so you don’t miss a thing.

Making sure your device installs the latest software is a good housekeeping practice, ensuring you have the latest features, close security holes, and squish those pesky bugs.


Moto G (second generation): The most recent version of the Moto G is next up for Android Lollipop. The company said in a Google+ post that the update will be rolling out in phases. Hitting that update button repeatedly probably won’t help, but at least you know for sure it’s coming.


Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Update G850AUCU1ANL1 brings some minor changes to this rather good-looking Samsung phone. The only detail is “user enhancements,” which usually means a bunch of bug fixes. It bumps you to Android 4.4.4, which is a pretty rock solid version of Android compared to some of the issues with Lollipop.

HTC One (M8): Unlike the developer and Google Play Editions this one won’t include Lollipop. But you do get Android 4.4.4 and support for AT&T’s HD Voice. Update 0P6B120 also improves LTE and Bluetooth reliability, which is always nice given how essential they are for a smooth smartphone experience.

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Moto X: The 2013 model of Motorola’s flagship is getting bumped to Android 4.4.4. This has several bug fixes and also brings improvements to the dialer. Republic Wireless details its update plans in a blog post

Moto G: Same update here, which hits both the first and second generation of this device. This catches the phone up to the budget Moto E, which is already running 4.4.4.

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