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Motorola Confirms Android Lollipop for First Gen Moto X


News by Luke Jones on Tuesday May 12, 2015.

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Motorola has been typically quick in updating its smartphone portfolio to Android 5.0 Lollipop and is even moving on to Android 5.1. However, the original 2013 Moto X has proven to be problematic for the company and it has still not received its upgrade to Google's newest operating system. Luckily that is about to change with Motorola confirming that the Moto X will receive the update starting "full deployment in a few weeks."

So far Motorola is testing the software to Android 5.1 in Latin America and the United States, and as we reported several weeks ago, the Moto X will skip past Android 5.0 Lollipop entirely. Exactly when the original Moto X will get the software is unclear, but Motorola usually pushes updates out quickly once they are ready.

The Moto X launch way back in 2013 and is still running Android 4.4 KitKat, but considering Motorola?s near stock Android experience, it was widely predicted to be among the first handsets in line for Lollipop. That did not happen, with Motorola citing problems in getting the Snapdragon S1 chip to function well with Lollipop. The company also said Google was halting plans, but both those issues appear to have been resolved so you can look forward to Lollipop on your first gen Moto X soon.

 
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