If you are a resident in Brazil or India and own the Motorola Moto E smartphone it’s time to celebrate because the official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software update is officially heading your way. The over the air signals are arriving at different times for everybody so some people are already seeing the notification on the device display, while others will continue waiting until it reaches everybody. It can take several days and sometimes even weeks until the OTA signals find all devices. Typically the larger the roll out the longer it takes.
Since you guys and girls don’t know Lollipop yet, it’s important to list all the features from the original 5.0 Lollipop update because that’s what you are getting. In addition to those features, you have a smoother and faster ROM with less bugs and many enhancements which make it better than the original 5.0 version.
Inside the new firmware users will find the groundbreaking material design user interface, material design available in the app drawer, Android RunTime (ART) taking over the Dalvik system, tap and go for NFC payments, smart notifications, a do not disturb notification option, added security from Google, a new battery saver mode and more. Be sure to check out the new Easter Egg that is like playing a game of Flappy Bird, originally found on iOS devices but taken down by the developer.
There’s a few standout features here. The main ones are the material design UI and the battery saver mode. Many of you would love to have a battery that lasts longer so you don’t have to recharge the Moto E so often. Now you have that with a battery that lasts up to 90 minutes longer than it did when you were running Android 4.4 KitKat. Nothing in the battery needs changing, it’s all done via the software.
Accepting the software update for your Moto E is easy: just tap on the display when the automatic notification arises for the ‘download’ and ‘install now’ options. From there it will start downloading by itself. You are encouraged to use a WiFi network for the installation and to stay away from the phone carrier network of your choice because high traffic over the network. The total file size of the update is around 350 MB’s which is large. That means you should want to reserve the mobile data anyway.
Those erring on the side of caution can back up the device before accepting the OTA if you are forced into applying a factory or hard reset. If you need, you can look how to hard reset the Moto E smartphone.