Motorola skipping Android 5.0.2, going directly to Android 5.1 for first-gen Moto devices

Motorola skipping Android 5.0.2, going directly to Android 5.1 for first-gen Moto devices
David Schuster, Motorola's Software product manager, announced on his Google+ page today that Motorola has decided to go directly to Android 5.1 for its first-gen Moto devices, skipping Android 5.0.2. Schuster said that Motorola has been simultaneously testing both builds of Android on the first-gen Motorola Moto X, Motorola Moto E and Motorola Moto G LTE.

According to Schuster, Motorola decided that with all of the improvements found with the latest Android build, it would be better for Motorola customers if these handsets were updated directly to Android 5.1 from KitKat. Motorola does have some experience with Android 5.1 running on a Moto device. As we told you yesterday, the update has started going out OTA to the Motorola Moto G Google Play edition, making it the first of the Google Play edition handsets to receive this particular build.

Schuster didn't mention when the Android 5.1 update will be sent out to the Motorola Moto phones involved. Considering that the manufacturer has already been testing the new build, it shouldn't be too long before Motorola starts pushing out Android 5.1 to the first-gen Moto models. Interestingly, back in February Motorola placed the blame for the delay in updating the first-gen Moto X on the older Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU under the hood of the handset.
 

source: +DavidSchuster via STJSGadgets

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21 Comments

1. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Yessssssssss! I love love Motorola!

10. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Motorola is awesome. In terms of late, Samsung, Apple and Motorola are really doing a great job pushing the mobile industry forward.

13. Rager722 unregistered

And HTC..

14. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Definitely not HTC.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, I'm going to have to side with "You_Dont_Say", HTC doesn't really do much of anything for the market.

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I really hope they include the chop motion to turn on the LED light. lol

2. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Thanks for the great news. May God bless you☺

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So all I have left to ask is "When?".

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Hopefully before May. They've been testing 5.1 internally for a couple weeks; shouldn't be too long.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, carriers can still hold up the update roll out. I just hope you're right though.

7. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Like LG. Skip 4.2, skip 4.3 ... and release 4.4 update a year after it's release. Just kidding, moto is good at updates

8. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I have 5.02 on my 1st gen moto g and its not the 4g lte model, I got it a few weeks ago. it is a bit buggy but I like it better. very happy to be receiving the 5.1 update soon I hope, I live in the uk and my moto g was unlocked to any network when purchased.

9. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Good move Moto!

12. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Watch and learn LG!

17. Tommy-Ka

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

I do hope that this update will not ruin the phone as Droid RAZR Maxx HD's update to KK did and made it unusable. Still, I was able to reinstall it to good old Jelly Bean. Love both my phones, the Droid and the G.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

For once I agree with Motorola holding out on updating a device. Given the poor performance of 5.0, 5.01, and 5.0.2 I'd say the wait would be worth it.

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Not that I don't want to agree with you, but the poor performance you speak of still outperformed the most recent release of iOS. Do I need to repost the link yet again for you? You know full well that I've done it numerous times already.

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I agree. The delays have been annoying, but after seeing the problems my friend has been having on 5.0.2 on his M8, I'm glad I'll be skipping straight to 5.1.

22. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Motorola has already solved a lot of problems with 5.0.2 update. I'm running it on my Moto G. Hardly any problems.

23. slev_ad

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

what about moto x 2nd gen :( ?

24. NIK01

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

and what about Droid Mini? ;)

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