David Schuster: Moto X Android 5.1 soak tests underway in US, Canda and Brazil


Moto X

Moto X Android 5.1 update under heavy testing, could arrive in the next couple of weeks, Droid Turbo users will have to wait a little longer, says David Schuster.

We finally have some good news for first generation Moto X and Droid Turbo owners, as mister David Schuster (Senior Director, Software Product Management) announced on its personal Google Plus account that both these devices will eventually get Lollipop. While Droid Turbo is still in the lab for software optimization, Moto X owners are a bit more luckier as the soak tests have begun in Brazil, the US and Canada, meaning that it wont take more than 2 weeks before users in these regions will start receiving the Android 5.1 based firmware.

The downside is that we have no idea when Europeans or Asians owning such a device will enjoy the same treatment, however, we’re waiting for a reply from Motorola UK on the topic.

Below find David Schuster statements:

“Hey guys, quick update here for Moto X (1st Gen). We have started full soak testing again in the U.S. on the 5.1 Lollipop upgrade for our retail channels.  If the data looks good, we’ll move to full deployment in about a week. In addition, we also initiated a full soak test for Brazil retail and Rogers in Canada yesterday for Moto X (1st Gen).

Please ensure that you have accepted any updates from the Play Store for Motorola Update Services (to version 4 or higher).  You will need this to get the upgrade notification.”

Hey, I wanted to give a quick update on our progress on the DROID Turbo 5.1 lollipop upgrade since there seems to be A LOT of inaccurate information out there. We are still in the lab test cycle and things are looking good. We have not provided a launch date yet, but I will let you know as soon as the update is available.

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