Motorola Moto X and Motorola Moto G in line to receive Android "L" update

Motorola Moto X and Motorola Moto G in line to receive Android
Motorola Germany revealed on Thursday, that the Motorola Moto X and Motorola Moto G will both receive the Android "L" update.  Translated, the news from the company's Facebook page said that both models would be receiving the update this Autumn. The Moto X and Moto G are loaded with high-end and mid-range specs respectively.

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!
source: Phandroid

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26 Comments

1. mturby unregistered

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: 49; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Lol so they confirmed it is Android 5.0

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

You mean Lenovo.....

11. rns122112 unregistered

Lemoto lol

14. nomancool unregistered

maybe lenovorola or motenovo

26. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

its complex it shoul be motograngerhjafuahejfa

16. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

But Lenovo did't update their low-end & mid-range phones....

20. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

But Lenovo bought Motorola.

24. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

4. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Suuweet!!

5. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

what about moto e waste android 5.0

12. Busyboy unregistered

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 unregistered

agree. 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: Jun 26, 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.

6. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

its mean kikat flop

9. thunderkat

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Reword it and and spell correctly so i can understand.

7. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

They did say that the moto e would at least recieve the next major update

8. thunderkat

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Moto g with android l »iphone 5s with ios 8

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hehe. Motorola FTW.

17. ashwinjoze

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

Great! Waiting for the L update for my Moto G in India :-)

18. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

Still no kitkat for moto e in india. . . . .LOL. .

21. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 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: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 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: 1774; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Lol image fail, those are cake pops not lollipops ahahaha

25. Adityaa

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Guys...lol! 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

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