Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update Guide: Official OTA Release for Motorola Moto G and Moto E Now Live!

By Staff Writer

Aug 22, 2015 01:10 PM EDT

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is now rolling out to Motorola smartphones including 2015 Moto G, 2014 Moto G, 2013 Moto G, 2015 Moto E and 2014 Moto E as other topnotch brands in the industry are scrambling to get the firmware now to solve Stagefright vulnerability issue.

Amidst the fuss over the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Motorola Moto devices are just among the brands whose hopes are high for the update to keep up with Marshmallow which is slated for a September release. While previous reports included Moto X devices, the Lenovo-ran company is brushing aside supposed update for these units for now.

Earlier this month, reports stated that 17 Motorola devices are off for an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update as the month comes to an end. However, Moto G and Moto E are verified for now.

Coming with a Stagefright solution, Motorola Moto G and Moto E owners are now rejoicing for the update since the vulnerability has been affecting massive of Android users, particularly about 95 percent of Android phone owners. Stagefright vulnerability attacks via video message usually indwelt in android system that comes out on apps like Google Hangout and Whatsapp, among others.

When clicked opened, the virus will scatter around the system and destroy some data with malicious code. In Lollipop's history, it is the most disturbing and inconvenient bug that has attacked Android. Similar solution has also been sent to Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy. Sony has not announced anything official for its Xperia handsets, while HTC has already hinted an update for its One devices.

According to reports, Motorola is hastening its Android 5.1.1 release to Moto G models to keep up with the competition in the market. Moto G devices are the best-selling phones Motorola has.

In another report, other devices to follow suit are 2014 Moto X, 2013 Moto X, Moto X Pro, Moto Maxx/Turbo, DROID Turbo, and DROID Ultra/Mini/Maxx. With Moto X Style and Moto X Play's imminent release, fans are certain that it will have a pre-installed Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS.

If not notified automatically by Google, try manually check for the update. Head over to Settings > About phone > System update > Check for updates.

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