Unlocked 2014 Moto G Users Are Lucky Lollipop Update Recipients

One of the few ways to feast your eyes on Android 5.0 Lollipop is to pick up a Google's Nexus 6 device, which unfortunately is still out of stock on Google Play (Protip: AT&T is accepting pre-orders online and in-store for the Nexus 6 today). Otherwise, it's mostly a waiting game, though if you own an unlocked Moto G handset, the wait is over.

This under-appreciated phone is one of the best deals around, even though it doesn't make many headlines. It only costs $180 outright (no 2-year service agreement or payment plans), the specs are decent (for the money), and it's the first handset to fully unwrap Android 5.0 Lollipop. Of course, it won't be the last, but if you must have Lollipop right now, this isn't a bad way to go.

Moto G

The second generation Moto 5 sports a 5-inch IPS display with a 1280x720 resolution (294 ppi). It's powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, Adreno 305 graphics, and 1GB of RAM. It also has 8GB of internal storage (16GB option is available) expandable via microSD, 8-megapixel front camera, 2-megapixel rear camera, front-ported stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 2,070mAh battery.

It ships with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, though according to ArsTechnica, the unlocked U.S. version is already receiving the 386.7MB over-the-air (OTA) Lollipop update. If you're thinking of picking one up, be sure it's the second generation model -- it doesn't appear the first generation handset is getting Lollipop just yet.