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The Budget Moto G Is The First Phone To Get Android 5.0

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The generously-sized Nexus 6 might be the headline phone for the debut of Android 5.0, but if you're the owner of Motorola's cheap-and-cheerful Moto G (and it's unlocked), you can start suckling on those sweet Lollipops right now.

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According to Ars Technica, unlocked 2nd-gen Moto Gs can start downloading the 386MB update right now (take notes Apple!), with support for other Nexus devices expected in the coming days. If your Material Design twitch can't wait until then, you can check out our initial impressions of Google's latest, or just stare into GIF oblivion for the next 48 hours. [Ars Technica]

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Why did I bother buying a Nexus phone is Google isn't going to push the bits as soon as they are ready? The beta has been Nexus 5 and 7 only and yet Google still hasn't released the OTA update.