News by Luke Jones on Wednesday July 01, 2015.
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Android Lollipop is finally rolling out for the original Motorola Moto X (2013 Edition), arriving in an additional 14 countries today. As we have written before, the Lollipop platform is so late coming to the original X that Motorola has skipped directly past build 5.0 to Android 5.1.Canada (Rogers), Brazil, and the United States received the update last week and now another fourteen territories are getting the software. The countries now able to pull in Android 5.1 Lollipop on their original Moto X are: Australia Hong Kong India Kuwait Malaysia Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore United Arab Emirates Belgium Italy Netherlands Spain
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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