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Original Moto X to get Android 5.0 Lollipop

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday February 10, 2015.

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Motorola has been updating its smartphones to Android 5.0 Lollipop recently and has confirmed even 2013 DROID's will be getting the bump to Google's latest and greatest. The company has really been on the ball, but one smartphone is conspicuous by its absence from the Lollipop party. Motorola has updated 1st and 2nd gen Moto G's, the Moto E, and the second gen Moto X, but not the original Moto X.

Is it too old? Not likely, it is a 2013 smartphone and older Motorola's are in line for the Android 5.0 treatment. The actual reason is that the original Moto X's processor requires "more effort". That's the word from Motorola anyway, with the company's support team tweeting that the dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset needs more time to get things right.

The Snapdragon S4 is not as common as others, so the delay is understandable; the new Moto X runs the Snapdragon 801 from Qualcomm, a chip that is evidently easier to work with. Unfortunately Motorola confirmed that Android 5.0 Lollipop would land on the original Moto X, but did not say when that would be.

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