Motorola notes disappointment in carrier delays, confirms Android L for Moto X

It has been confirmed, directly from Motorola, that the Moto X will be getting the Android L update. Admittedly, this one shouldn't really be a surprise for any of you out there who understand the new requirements Google has put in place for manufacturers to get access to the Google Apps suite and Google Play services...
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35. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

bulls**t. because if basically verizon authotized people to remove their bloatware this would not happen. i dont know if you work for verizon but my guess yes to say all this bs.

40. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Wrong, dumbass. You won't find a person on this planet that hates Verizon more than I do. If your head wasn't planted so far up your colon and your brain wasn't damaged from methane fumes, you would realize this from my posts.

22. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

A question. Can americans buy unlocked phones and put a carrier SIM card without restrictions?

25. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Yes they can. I have an unlocked OnePlus One on T-Mobile USA. I have also placed my old Galaxy Note 1 GT-N7000 on both T-Mobile and AT&T. However only AT&T and T-Mobile (or any prepaid MVNO that uses their networks) can do this, but you can't do it on CDMA carriers like Sprint on Verizon, since they don't use SIM cards.

47. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Everybody I know with a smartphone with Verizon and Sprint has a SIM card in their phone, as did I when I was with Verizon. Not necessary with a "dumb" phone, but it seems necessary with smartphones (Androids, at least - can't speak for other phones). "Unlocked" phones are, as far as I'm aware, GSM phones. AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM, so any unlocked phone will work on their networks. LTE is a different matter, since the phone has to support the bands that the network in question uses. But as far as GSM, and 2G/3G goes, yeah, you can use an unlocked phone on AT&T and T-Mobile and their MVNOs.

57. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Well many Verizon and Sprint phones are coming unlocked and can be used overseas with a pre-paid SIM. Some have inserted an AT&T SIM and found it to work as well provided the phone ships with the necessary bands.

29. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yeah man, it was just unlocking a phone that was previously locked that was a legal problem up until last week.

33. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I thought you was American? Where from Sent?

34. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Sorry, my Friday night, four cold ones in, typos happen, me bad. I meant, where are you from Sen?

37. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

No I'm not american, I'll prefer privacy on that matter, sorry :p

38. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

No worries.

46. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hehe. You're from Canada, right?

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I kind of miss my Moto X. Verizon and T-Mobile seem to just let the roll out without any issues.

13. Carlitos

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Honestly though. OEMs are usually speedy with releasing Android versions even skinned versions. Specially Samsung HTC and Motorola. The problem is Carriers delay it sooo much. It's ridiculous

15. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Seems it might of reached the end of it's shelf life here in the UK as it is out of stock from most retailers. A shame.

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

That just means the Moto Algebra is coming up like a freight train. :D

24. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I'm waiting for that beauty. Aluminium frame, front facing speaker (mono) and Snapdragon 800... Ah I would be like "Shut up and take my money" :D

16. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I hate how carriers have to "test" the updates for like a month before they actually send them out OTA. It's ridiculous...

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's great that Motorola has already confirmed L for the X. I'm very happy to hear that. I'm also not surprised at all that the carriers continue to be an issue when getting updates out on a timely basis.

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

You guys will love L. Exciting last half of year.

44. AlikMalix unregistered

Aftershock, you implying that you've been using "L"? If so, share a few things about it, and which phone you used it on, features, UI, etc. I hope you're not just making it up - it'll be nice to hear from user's perspective then "journalism". Thanks in advance, bro..

51. AlikMalix unregistered

*than

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

What about my Moto G? And please some love for Moto E users too.

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It'll get it. ;)

26. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Believe it or not, Sprint has been the fastest of the carriers to release updates, then T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon last.

28. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Maby for other phones but not for the Moto X. While AT&T is just starting their Moto X 4.4.4 update the Verizon Moto X has had it since July 31.

27. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Wheres Mxy at? This is not truly a Motorola artical with out him trying to bash Motorola.

55. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Got my soak invite for Moto X. So hopefully I'll be doing that. I am pretty satisfied with Motorola despite a few snags, I would say as of right now they are my manufacturer of choice. I hope Lenovo keeps up the same pace when they fully take over.

58. NIghtbaron

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

whats with the 18 month deal? I was planning to get a moto X but now I am having second guesses about its long term future with its hardware and this Now I am more inclined towards the nexus 5 which again is a year old but it has a better hardware and an update promise from google

61. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

*ahem* Just wait for the Moto Algebra. It's going to be announced within a month or so anyway.
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