Motorola Plans to Entirely Skip Android 5.0 Update for Moto G 4G LTE, Moto X and Moto E
Motorola recently started rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for its Moto G Google Play Edition (GPE), and it is being expected that other versions of the phone will be receiving the update pretty soon.
The update for the Moto G GPE has been released over the air, so users have been relieved of the hassle of finding the factory image to flash against their phones. To find the update:
- Go to your phone Settings
- Open About phone
- Verify if the system update is there.
Along with the update, Motorola has published a support page which informs us about the devices that are to eventually get updated with Android Lollipop. The devices include:
- First and second-gen Moto X and Moto G
- Moto G 4G LTE
- DROID Turbo
- DROID Maxx
- DROID Mini
- Moto E
However, it is still not clear when these devices are to get the updates. At the moment, Motorola is doing a soak test for Android 5.1 but has showed no signs of a full rollout so far.
This goes hand in hand with Motorola’s plans to entirely skip the update of 5.0 and head straight to 5.1 for some devices. Meanwhile, some of the smartphones set for an upgrade will not be receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop.
“Given the improvements in Lollipop 5.1, we have decided to move all efforts to upgrade these devices directly from KitKat to Lollipop 5.1,” Motorola’s software product manager, David Schuster, said in a Google+ post.
However, with reports of an upcoming Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update in the future, it is still unclear whether Motorola will once again delay Lollipop updates to wait for 5.1.1.