Back in October Google quickly took a moment to announce a trio of new devices, as well as the latest update to the Android ecosystem. That being Android 5.0 Lollipop. The first device to run Google’s new operating system is the Nexus 9 tablet, but many manufacturers have confirmed updates for its devices are coming soon. Including one for the new Moto X.
After revealing the new Android 5.0 Lollipop along with the Motorola-made Nexus 6, the Nexus 9, and a new Nexus Player, manufacturers begun announcing light update details for all their respective devices, and that includes Motorola.
Motorola recently confirmed many of its key smartphones over the past two years will indeed be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, as well as released a new website dedicated to update progress. However, today we’re seeing that progress live as some more details and the Moto X 2014 has leaked running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Last year the original Moto X was the first smartphone that wasn’t a Nexus device to be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat when it was released back in November. Beating Google to a few Nexus devices, and the Google Play edition handsets. It was impressive to see it arrive so quick, and if the leak below is anything to go on, buyers can expect the same in 2014 and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
According to a slew of screenshots attained by Phandroid, the new Moto X Android 5.0 Lollipop update is well under way, near the final stages, and is looking pretty good right about now. Most likely the same can be said about the original Moto X, but the leak revealed below is from the new Moto X 2014 that was released in September.
As you can see above the leak is reportedly the new Moto X running Android 5.0 Lollipop, and sources suggest it was built and compiled for the smartphone about a week ago. Meaning this is an extremely new build, and that it’s a version of the smartphones update making the rounds on an array of test devices.
While we can’t confirm too much here, or a release date, things certainly look on track for a quick and timely update similar to last year. We can see a few changes like the notification pulldown bar match stock Android 5.0, and most of the interface will be pure Android 5.0 Lollipop like we’re used to seeing from Motorola.
That said, there’s a redesigned camera application that should take advantage of some of the new camera improvements and APIs in Android 5.0, shutter options, and a few other small tweaks.
Moto Display, touchless controls and the hands-free voice actions are all obviously still included, but until more details arrive we can’t be sure what else to expect. Again, this leakster claims this is a near final build being tested by multiple users, meaning we can expect to see the update sooner rather than later.
If this is accurate, members of the Motorola Feedback Network can expect test software in the coming weeks, and hopefully an official over the air update for multiple US carriers before the end of November. It took Motorola only a few weeks with Android 4.4 KitKat, and with the Nexus 6 being made by Motorola, they could be well on their way to being the first manufacturer with Lollipop updates as well.
Users can expect updates to the Moto X, the new Moto X, Moto G (both variants) the Moto E, and eventually carrier devices like the DROID Ultra and more.
We’ll be on the lookout for more details or updates from Motorola, and confirm any information as it becomes available.
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