Motorola Moto X and Motorola Moto G in line to receive Android "L" update
Motorola has not yet decided whether the entry-level Motorola Moto E will be the recipient of the new Android build. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 200 processor, but does come with 1GB of RAM.
So far, we have heard from HTC, and Motorola in regards to the next Android build. HTC said yesterday that it will update the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) within 90 days after receiving the final update from Google. While Nexus devices and the Google Play edition handsets will receive the update first, in a competitive market for flagship Android devices, HTC is hoping that it can spur sales of the HTC One (M8) by promising to make the Android "L" update available to its top-shelf model, as quickly as it can.
source: MotorolaGermany via BGR
UPDATE: As it turns out, the Motorola Germany page cited above was a fake. Motorola issued a statement saying that the Facebook page was not real, so the information about the Motorola Moto X and Motorola Moto G getting updated to Android L should not be considered legitimate.
Thanks for the tip, Joe!
1. mturby (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
Thanks Google, but u should demand manufacturers and carriers to update high-end smartphones too. 15% of ur users and fans dont know KIT kiat, even thou u worked so had for it.
2. varuntis1993 (Posts: 43; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Lol so they confirmed it is Android 5.0
3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6260; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Every manufacturers should learn from MOTOROLA if you update your device EARLY you will keep your consumers happy and buying more devices later down the road. they even update their MID RANGE which is AWESOME
26. zelase (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)
its complex it shoul be motograngerhjafuahejfa
16. dealova (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 May 2014)
But Lenovo did't update their low-end & mid-range phones....
24. 14545 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Actually, as a maxx owner, they aren't the best either. I ASSumed that since the hardware was basically identical that they would be better with the Maxx than they have been.
12. Busyboy (Posts: 236; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
I personally think they should just update it to 4.4.4 and leave it. The device is only $100 and I don't believe an update over that is worth it because of the limited ram availability and weaker processor. It would lag out pretty bad I believe, so its best to keep it smooth. I doubt 1GB of RAM is even enough for this new update however.
15. nomancool (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
new update is 'a bit' more demanding ..
but i think in the final release of the android L , it will be more efficient
19. TomiLynch (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jun 2014)
Moto G has 1GB of RAM..... And it's getting the update.
Motorola uses near pure android softwares so they are very light systems. Kit Kat is optimiced to run on devices with 512mb of RAM. My guess is Android L is going to aim for something similar and, in my opinion, moto e is going to be capable of running it and should get an update, specially since it is a phone that has been just released.
9. thunderkat (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Jun 2014)
Reword it and and spell correctly so i can understand.
7. tadaa (Posts: 236; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
They did say that the moto e would at least recieve the next major update
8. thunderkat (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Jun 2014)
Moto g with android l »iphone 5s with ios 8
17. ashwinjoze (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)
Great! Waiting for the L update for my Moto G in India :-)
18. Aplusk (Posts: 91; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)
Still no kitkat for moto e in india. . . . .LOL. .
21. gaara6775 (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 May 2014)
Have you ever heard micromax & karbonn updating their 7k range phones?
No,so even moto e won't be updated.who cares .
22. Reality_Check (Posts: 264; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
http://www.flipkart.com/moto-e/p/itmdvuwsybgnbtha (Android 4.4 KitKat)
Please check out the link and tell us what version of Android the device ships with.
23. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1579; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Lol image fail, those are cake pops not lollipops ahahaha
25. Adityaa (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)
Moto E is a low mid range smartphone with really cool build and premium look. It comes with 1GB of RAM to run any version of Android Is very smoothly. KitKat was designed keeping in mind that it should work smoothly in low end devices with 512 MB of RAM like it works in high end devices with 2GB of RAM. So RAM is not an issue even not in Android L coz they are using the same concept to bring Android everywhere. So, this is a not problem of RAM , then what is it?
Guys, Actually Android L comes with ART Runtime , advanced version of Dalvik runtime.
ART Runtime is much faster than a Dalvik. Apps will install fast , they will react fast , and overall performance improvement.
ART was introduced in Kitkat for developers , to let them know the future of Android. You can choose ART Runtime in the Developers option if your device is running on KitKat. It was just the experiment in KitKat but now in Android L , it comes by default.
So what's the problem here with ART Runtime?
Problem is that it takes too much of yours internal memory to run. Double then of Dalvik. So your device need to have around 8 to 16 GB internal memory to run Android L , but with 4 GB of internal memory in Moto E makes things difficult as only 2.1 GB is user accessible.
So if it work on ART , the user will only get around 900MB as a internal to store Apps that can't be moved to SD.
So Moto E comes with a promise of Guaranteed Upgrade to the next version of Android , I think the developers will work out and m sure they will find a solution to this problem for Moto E devices .
So...that's it! Thank You