Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the new Moto X looks gorgeous (video)

Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the new Moto X looks gorgeous (video)
Motorola promised a rapid update of its  most popular phones to Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it is starting to deliver. First in line is the venerable Moto X (2014 edition), some units of which have already been blessed with Google's newest sugary deal. If you own the Pure Edition of the handset, you can even sideload the new firmware directly from our source link below, as it is now passing through Motorola's own soak test.

If you want to see how Lollipop's Material Design blends in with the Moto X (2014), check out the video below, but bear in mind that only a few owners who have signed up for the soak test have received this (well, and a few others, which was likely a glitch), and the final version might be slightly different. Motorola also promised timely updates for the Moto G and Moto E, so in the next few days it might be beating none other than Google when it comes to Android 5.0 availability for its handsets. 

Well, the Nexus 6 availability, and the older Nexus devices' Lollipop updates are scheduled to begin tomorrow, so we'll see who wins the races this time. In the meantime, after enjoying LG G3 and Galaxy S4 running Android 5.0, check out the second generation Moto X doing this same song and dance.

source: graffixnyc (XDA-Devs) & Droid-life

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Moto X (2014)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh



1. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

oh god it looks gorgeous

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It is too stock though, I actually want to see maybe a slight twist on it from Moto. But I guess they're doing it right by leaving the OS alone but adding things through non-system apps.

2. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

When is my nexus 4 getting it! :( Common!

4. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Since 3rd of November, i am sitting infront of my Wi-Fi and PC with my Nexus 4/5/7(2013) to get the OTA Android 5.0 Lollipop update, i hope Google won't let us down tomorrow :(

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I thought it rumored for the Nov 12, which would be the day after tomorrow because of timezones But sometimes they release the factory images the day before the OTA is released, so maybe there's a chance for those tomorrow

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

If the Moto X and G3 get updated the same week as the Nexus line, does that a) negate our reasons for choosing a Nexus over a competing phone with more features and/or better hardware, or b) just show Google has finally pushed the OEMs to get on the ball?

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I think it's more b) than a) and screw anyone who starts whining about a), because for years we've had to put up with Android bashers using OEM update delays as ammo against Android. Besides, it's not like every Motorola and LG phone is getting this right away. It'll probably take another month at least for the 2013 Moto X to get Lollipop.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

True. But it's encouraging, especially for those of us in the US who are tied to our carriers (let's be realistic, we're not leaving Verizon.) This means we have at least 4 phones to choose from this season if we want prompt updates.

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Right, and it's not like the update delays are being flip flopped, as in Nexus devices will suddenly have to wait months while regular devices get them quicker. It's just that on a couple of devices the updates are about the same speed, with quicker turnarounds for other, older devices than before.

20. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Being tied to a carrier delays updates. The update for the Moto X 2014 is for the pure edition, the one not tied to any carrier. I suspect it will be the same for the G3. The unlocked version will get it first.

21. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yes, but if we can get the delay reduced from 6+ months to 1-2 months, that's a tremendous improvement. I'm pleased with Motorola's updates on the '13 X and Droids, even with Verizon's testing delays.

19. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

This update cycle is a little bit different because manufacturers have had the code for some time so they're able to push out the update faster. And most of them are rushing to get the update out for their 2014 flagships. Who knows when they'll update their other devices or what devices will be updated? Also, most people who get a Nexus device want it primarily because it has stock Android so what other manufacturers do has no impact. If you like other devices you should get them. It's not like your apps won't work if you don't get the update. The opposite is true. I'm running the Moto X 2014 with lollipop and some of my apps are not working with it.

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Damn, this Lollipop is so tempting...

6. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Come on Moto 2013!

8. GeekOB

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 26, 2014

it does look pretty good.. waiting for my Moto G(2013) to receive this update. i hope it comes soon

10. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Kernel 3.4?! Lollipop has kernel 3.10.

11. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

So basically some new animations and wallpaper. OMGoshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh how did they do that.

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013


22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If you really think that's about it, you're just an ignorant fool.

23. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Going by the video and header of this article, then yea that's about it.

24. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Because the article is only about the new looks, not all the new functionality that has been implemented.

16. MrsJedi

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

I need the sucker inside my device now!!!!!

17. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

I've just upgraded to my iPhone 6 and I love it, but I have to say that Android 5 could win me back. I'm even thinking of upgrading another of my contracts to the G3 in January, and having a choice of devices / OS.

18. zoomtech

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

this smart phone is very good and nice i love this phone i am manager

25. vidya.provab

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 12, 2014

Android L navigation icons provide great look and feel. Great innovation is design has been executed. New keyboard fascinates the user. Predictive text is more intelligent and really predicts! Menu system is more neat and tidy. It somewhat imitates Apple in this regard. Tap a notification and it jumps to the forefront and casts a shadow. Companies are looking for android application development services providers to get them class apart apps.

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