Back in April, the Senior Director of Software Product Management at Motorola Mobility, David Schuster announced that all Moto 2013 smartphone will get upgraded to Android 5.1, the original Moto X especially because of some software optimization issues of the Motorola X8 chipset.
Well, its been a little over a month since then (April 3rd) and still no Lollipop firmware upgrade available for these devices, which raises concern among Motorola Moto owners.
In a new post made on Google+, Schuster said last night, that the delay is not Motorola’s fault, but rather a lack of support from their partners. However, Motorola is now testing Android 5.1 in the US and Latin America, before they start the global deployment of the software, a precaution the company is taking if any issues occur during these tests.
Below find the full post of mr. Schuster:
I know that a lot of people have been asking about the status of the Moto X (1st Gen) Lollipop upgrade. I can see the frustration and in some cases the anger about how long it has taken to get the upgrade deployed. It has been a struggle due to the lack of support from some of our partners but I am glad to announce that we are starting TestDrive in both the US and LatAm. If all goes well we should start full deployments in a few weeks.