More Motorola smartphones (from 2014 and 2013) will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop really soon

More Motorola smartphones (from 2014 and 2013) will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop really soon
While Motorola already updated a few of its handsets to Android 5.0 Lollipop, there remains a lot of work to be done, as most Motorola users are still waiting for their devices to get the latest version of Google's OS. If you’re among them, you’ll probably be happy to hear that Motorola software engineer Luciano Carvalho today said that Motorola’s smartphones from 2014 and 2013 would be updated to Lollipop “really soon.” Hopefully, that means starting the coming weeks.

Reportedly, Motorola is having some troubles with Lollipop’s bugs. After every new software release, Google doesn’t “validate it for all the possible combinations there are, and they won't fix anything that's not reproducible on a Nexus device, that's our job” - said Carvalho.

As you may know, all of the following Motorola handsets will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop eventually (in case they didn’t already receive the update): Moto X (2014), Moto G (2014), Motorola Droid Turbo, Motorola Moto Maxx, Motorola Moto E, Moto X (2013), Moto G (2013), Motorola Droid Ultra, Motorola Droid Maxx, and Motorola Droid Mini.

Do you own a Motorola smartphone? If yes, are you among the lucky ones who already have Lollipop?

source: Google+ via Droid-life



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

To be honest, I might not even update my Moto X (2013) to Lollipop. The short experience I had with the Moto X (2014) and Lollipop did not impress me, it just seems like a step back in terms of attention to detail and usability. I guess I'll have to wait for some reviews of the updates to see if it looks good...

6. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I've stuck with a custom 4.4.4 ROM on my Nexus 4. I tried some Lollipop ROMs, and as of yet they just don't offer enough in terms of features and functionality compared to a 4.4.4 ROM with Xposed.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Lollipop is available for Nexus 4 and you can also try Cyanogen MOD / PA they are good. Motorola became slow after going to Lenovo's hands.

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I said that I've stuck with 4.4.4, not that I am stuck. LiquidSmooth 3.2. There's LS 4.0 (Lollipop 5.0), but I haven't tried it yet, as they haven't added all the typical LS features yet. I could probably live without Xposed on my Nexus, but I need Xposed on my Samsung for certain things. It has been a couple months since I toyed with Lollipop; maybe I'll give CM12 and/or other 5.0 ROMs a whirl again.

10. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I have updated my nexus 4 to lollipop and I must say that I am not that impressed. There are hell lot of bugs and 5.0.1 didnt fix them. Also after using it for a few weeks I dont think lollipop is that impressive, I dont know I liked kitkat more, but that's just me.

17. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It's not just you, it's me too...

2. Cyagocaliz unregistered

And Xperia Z4 kick thse junks out of arena!

3. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

As long as they update the UI and improve their camera algorithms, the they'll have my money. At this point i'm nit-picking though, Sony makes the best phones.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Agreed with your post until I read the last line.

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

What does a rumored phone have to do with Motorola's last 18 months of phones? I'm all for The Future, but I'd like a Lollipop update on my Maxx.

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

On a moto g 2013 from Cricket, it is the equivalent to the Moto G LTE that came out later. I'm hoping it gets it, not sure how Cricket handles OTAs.

5. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

My moto g still hasn't got it yet.. Even I'm a bit skeptical about updating though.. Kitkat is smooth and I'm used to it!

7. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Come ooon update 2013 Moto X! Of course I could hate the update once it hits if it screws up my phone. :)

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

For once Motorola would be justified delaying the update. Lollipop is still a mess and there's still some bugs they need to iron out.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They're probably waiting for Google to come out with 5.0.3, which has the memory leak fix.

14. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I had Lollipop on my fallen-to-the-ground Moto X 2014 (replacement model is on its way, thanks Motorola for the awesome custommer support by the way), and I honestly regretting trading good ol' 4.4.4 KitKat for such a regressive -in my opinion- software upgrade. I believe Lollipop is severely flawed: it trades comfort and functionality for pure eye-candy; the new multitasking view, which displays processes as "cards", is a great example of that: it looks fancier, but is much less legible. The same goes with Android's new "Priority mode", which is fundamentally flawed as well: it is not as flexible as you'd expect it to be, and its use is far less user-friendly: I've seen many users wonder what this feature was for. Sadly, on my Moto X, I was being spammed with the "new update" message every 20 minutes or so; staying on KitKat was impossible because I was constantly interrupted by the intrusive notification. I'm going to get a Moto E as a backup device, and I hope it won't get Lollipop too soon, 5.0 is messy, not user-friendly and most of all, bugged. Priority mode really is a mess, letting some unauthorized apps to ring nonetheless, and has at least one big memory leak, that many Nexus users pointed out. It still looks like a beta, despite being deployed on several phones.

15. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Root your replacement.

18. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This is very likely to happen :)

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