Lollipop upgrade rolling out “really soon” to Moto series smartphones from 2013 and 2014.
Now that Android 5.0 is out and available for some, mostly Nexus owners, the rest of us (myself included) wonder when the Lollipop flavour will hit our handhelds.
While Samsung and HTC started this week Android 5.0 update rollout for their respective flagship phones (Galaxy S5, HTC One M8), Motorola is heavily hammering the software preparing it for global rollout.
According to a post made by Motorola Mobility software engineer, Luciano Carvalho, on Monday, January 12, all 2014 and 2013 Moto series smartphone owners will be enjoying Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade “really soon.” This announcement includes all Moto X, Moto G and Moto E
At this point, you may have already heard that some people are receiving 5.0.2 based OTA pushes. That’s a limited soak test roll out for some of our products in different regions of the world. The update will be pushed to a wider audience if no critical showstoppers are found by users who already received it.
Users on the 1st generation Moto products need to make sure they have the latest Motorola Updates Services from the Play Store. If you don’t see it showing in your list of apps available for update (or it shows as not compatible) don’t worry, it’ll be available for you to download it really soon.
Updates of this nature take time. It’s no secret that when 5.0 launched it still had bugs. And, when we update our products, we end up finding more bugs that need to be fixed. There are a lot of reasons for what that happen, but, basically, each phone has a unique set of components and a way they interact. When Google creates a new release, they don’t validate it for all the possible combinations there are, and they won’t fix anything that’s not reproducible on a Nexus device, that’s our job.