After so many speculations about the Android Lollipop update for the original Moto X 2013. David Schuster, a senior director SW product management at Motorola Mobility finally beat the silence. He just shared some news about the Lollipop upgrade of Moto X 2013. In a Google+ post he confirmed that now Motorola is running a soak test for the original Moto X. And if all goes well everyone with the original Moto X 2013 should expect the lollipop update in coming few weeks.
David Schuster said the:
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.
People bought a Moto X 2013 because it was supposed to be a Nexus like experience. Now they all are very disappointed at the way the Motorola have been handling the updates. That’s why David mentioned about the frustration and anger of the users.
Question remains unanswered inspite of saying so much, David Schuster has not yet revealed any specific time or date for the Android 5.1 update for the Moto X. And. It’s still unclear that if the update is being delayed because of the lack of support from some of Motorolas partners, Why the unlocked versions of Moto X which are not network bounded are still on kitkat.
Moto X was developed and manufactured by Motorola Mobility. Released in August 2013, it was among the company’s first new products after its acquisition by Google in 2012. Initially developed as the “X Phone”, Moto X was primarily aimed at mainstream consumers, distinguished by features taking advantage of voice recognition and contextual awareness, the ability for users to custom-order the device in their own choice of color options, and emphasizing the fact that the phone had final assembly completed in the United States.
Motorola previously released the changelog of the lollipop update for Moto X 2013 which includes Material Design animations, New battery setting panel, Lock Screen notifications, Smart Lock which allows you to unlock your phone when paired with an Android Wear powered device, and the 64-bit ART compiler which will open apps faster.
Via: +David Schuster