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Moto X, Moto G, Moto E getting Android 5.1 Lollipop, skipping 5.0

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The good folks over at Motorola have apparently decided that the Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E should run on KitKat for a while longer given that Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is still full of bugs and overall unstable. On the bright side, the said devices will get to upgrade directly to Android 5.1 Lollipop in due time. Owners of these three smartphones can breath easily knowing that they won’t have to put up with all the issues that have been plaguing most Android users ever since Lollipop came out. At the same time though, an Android 5.1 Lollipop release date for the Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E has not been announced yet, so it’s unclear how much more people will have to continue to wait until they can enjoy the latest update.

As a small clarification, the devices in question are the first generation Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E. Some of the newer Motorola handset are already running on Android 5.0 Lollipop or later, but considering how buggy the update currently is, you’re probably better off without. Motorola themselves have hinted at the problematic nature of the update by saying that they have recently tested Android 5.0.2 Lollipop in some regions, but ultimately decided to skip it and upgrade the Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E straight to Android 5.1 Lollipop because this latest version actually features some improvements. Okay, I’ve been paraphrasing a bit here, but you can check out the actual statement below.

“As some of you might know, we’ve been testing Lollipop 5.0.2 upgrades on Moto X (1st Gen), Moto E (1st Gen) and Moto G with 4G LTE (1st Gen) in several regions,” said David Schuster earlier today on Google+. “In parallel we have started testing Lollipop 5.1 which was recently released by Google. Given the improvements in Lollipop 5.1, we have decided to move all efforts to upgrade these devices directly from KitKat to Lollipop 5.1.”

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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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