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Motorola Moto X (2013) Finally Getting Android Lollipop during June

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday June 10, 2015.

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Motorola's original Moto X (launched back in 2013) has still not received an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, a fact that goes against the company?s reputation for being the quickest OEM to upgrade to new software versions. Given Motorola's near stock experience, the lack of update for the Moto X is a surprise, but it does seem as though the wait is finally over as Android 5.1 Lollipop is expected to land on the old flagship during this month.

The Moto X is still sitting back on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and will skip Android 5.0 completely to move directly to the newer 5.1 Lollipop build. Motorola has explained in the past that the X's Qualcomm S processor has made updating the handset difficult, while the company also pointed to Google being difficult during the testing process.

Motorola has solved those issues now and is ready to implement the update over the air later in June, bringing with it Lollipop goodies such as Material Design, Project Volta, Quick Settings, Lock Screen Notifications, and a whole lot more. Android 5.1 also brings with it a new security feature where the phone is locked in the event of theft or loss and only the owner signing into their Google account can unlock it.

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