News by Luke Jones on Thursday October 16, 2014.
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Motorola may be getting shipped out to Lenovo after Google sold the company, but it is still very close to Mountain View and particularly Android. That was in evidence yesterday as the two companies launched the fantastic Nexus 6 smartphone, the best handset Motorola of Google have ever made. Of course, the Nexus 6 is among the first devices to run Android 5.0 Lollipop, but Motorola has shown its commitment to the 5.0 cause today by detailing its plans for it other smartphones.The American brand has revealed that all of its 2013 and 2014 devices will be in line for the upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be going to the world with Nexus 6 - a product of some of our own engineering - we are excited to confirm that this latest and greatest Android release will also come to our other devices as part of our ongoing software strategy to provide fast updates to our pure Android experience," the company wrote in a fast post on its blog.That means the handsets in line for the bump will be Moto X 2014, Moto G Dual SIM 2014, Moto G 2014, Moto G LTE, Moto E, Moto E Dual SIM, Moto G Dual SIM, Moto G, Moto X, DROID Ultra, DROID Maxx, DROID Mini, and possibly the 2013 RAZR D3 and RAZR D1. That's an awful lot of Motorola, while the upcoming DROID Turbo (which will arrive with Android 4.4.4) will also be on course for Android 5.0 in the near future. Motorola has not said exactly when the updates will land, but I presume we can expect the patch before Christmas. This is a good move by Motorola, especially when considering that the company tends to paste a near stock version of the Android experience, so having the latest and greatest version seems logical.
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