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Your Moto G 2014 may not be eligible for Android Lollipop yet, here’s why

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I’m pretty certain that a lot of people are starring at their Moto G 2014 smartphones right now and asking themselves “when is Android Lollipop going to reach me? It started rolling out back in November!” So maybe that’s not exactly what they’re thinking, but it’s no secret that plenty of Android users are eagerly awaiting to receive the update on their devices. You may have heard reports that Android Lollipop is already available to some Moto G 2014 users in a handful of countries, namely India, Brazil, and the US. However, the majority of people still haven’t got it yet and they demand to know why. Luckily, Motorola recently went on to shed some light on the matter.

It would appear that the whole process is more complicated than some may think. The company wants to make absolutely certain that Android Lollipop will improve user experience on the Moto G 2014 and other devices, which is not exactly an easy thing to do. The stock version of Android Lollipop is not all that stable as proven by all the bugs that are infesting Nexus devices. Motorola is well aware of this, so they’re taking their sweet time in order to ensure that their customers won’t have anything to complain about. Naturally, this means that you may have to wait a while longer until the update reaches your Moto G 2014, but at least you can rest assured knowing that the release will be as stable as possible.

Motorola also explains why only some users in a certain country get the update while others don’t. Before it can start pushing out the update to everyone, the company has to do “soak tests”, which consist of rolling out Android Lollipop only for a few people. These tests are very important because they allow Motorola to spot any possible issues and fix them before making the update widely available. The company also says that there are many software builds for each device, so just because your friend has Android Lollipop on his Moto G 2014  it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to receive it soon on yours because the two devices may be different in some ways. How soon the update can reach a certain device depends on the carriers as well and there’s little Motorola can do about that.

All that being said, Motorola has traditionally been among the first manufacturers to offer the latest updates on all compatible devices, so I’m sure they’re doing their best to keep it that way. While we can’t say for certain when Android Lollipop will reach your Moto G 2014, you can check on Motorola’s upgrades page every now and again to see if you can expect to see it soon.

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Despite popular belief, PS4 sales in the UK skyrocketed last year

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PS4 sales in the UK climbed by a shocking 633 percent year-over-year in 2023, so apparently the old system isn’t dead yet. The previous year’s very limited supply of the system is likely a major factor in this figure, since the console’s lifespan was drastically reduced because of chip shortages caused by the pandemic. Still, it’s proof that PlayStation’s original platform has unmet demand.

With the very low prices of PS4 software (both in-store and online at the PS Store), this strategy makes a lot of sense. Plus, it’s future-proof, so there’s no harm in stocking up on PS4s while new-gen pricing is still high, since if you decide to switch to a PS5 in the future, you can transfer all of your purchases across. Not to mention that the majority of new releases still come out on the PS4, with several offering free PS5 upgrades.

While the percentage rise may seem huge, real PS4 sales will probably be much lower. It’s a sign that the gadget, which is now a decade old, isn’t completely dead yet, and we expect it to keep receiving maintenance for a while longer. Of course, this is great news for Sony, because the company would rather have PS4 players playing on its last-gen gadget than none at all, even if it would love to have them upgrade to PS5.

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New PS5 firmware is available for download!

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A PS5 firmware update on a cold winter morning is unmatched. The latest PS5 system software update is 23.02–08.40.00 from Sony. Does this one add useful features or just boost system performance?

Though closer to the latter, it’s more than Sony’s favorite patch note. It fixes security issues, improves messages and usability, and boosts system software performance. Official patch notes for this 1.185GB update:

  • We updated system software security
  • We improved system software stability and performance
  • Some screens now have better messages and usability

That’s it. PS5 gets another win to recover from its midweek slump. Do you share our enthusiasm for this firmware update? Comment below. To spice things up, make your comment rhyme.

 

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Version Will Help PS5

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Belgian developer Larian Studios’ work on Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Series S version will improve performance on all platforms, including PS5. The game’s fifth major patch, expected to launch this week, will include upgrades and new features. More details will be revealed later today.

Director of Publishing Michael Douse says PS5 performance improvements may be the “least exciting thing” in the title’s next update, so it sounds like a big one. Larian Studios employees are proud of “finally” implementing tweaks, fixes, and changes, Douse says. Later today, we’ll bring you all the Baldur’s Gate 3 update details.

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Those who reached the RPG’s third act have reported technical issues during the narrative’s conclusion, especially in co-op, so today’s update should fix them. New features like a permadeath mode are expected, along with Xbox Series S optimization fixes. What else should be added to the game?

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