Motorola on Wednesday announced that it’s officially starting to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop to its latest batch of smartphones, officially beating out every other smartphone manufacturer to the task. It’s even technically beating Google to some of its Nexus devices, which are still awaiting the update. As of today, you can expect to start seeing the Android 5.0 Lollipop update notice hit your Moto X (2014), the Moto G (2014) U.S. GSM model and the Moto G (2014) global GSM retail model sold in the U.S.
You’ll get everything offered by Android 5.0 Lollipop, including the new Material Design makeover, improved notifications, edge-to-edge imagery, support for multiple users, tighter encryption and much more. Motorola also highlights the operating system’s downtime and interruption settings, which allow you to set quiet times on your device when other folks won’t be able to interrupt you. Also, a new battery save function will help extend your battery life on all three of Motorola’s devices.
Motorola said it’s working with carriers to help get the update out to devices sold by wireless operators in the United States, though that typically takes a bit of time as each needs to improve the software individually. Still , Motorola says it hopes to deliver updates to those devices “as soon as [it] can.” For what it’s worth, LG also said that some units of the LG G3 will start to receive the Lollipop update this week, too, but it looks like Motorola won the race.