Original (2013) Motorola Moto X should get Android 5.1 Lollipop "in a few weeks"

Original (2013) Motorola Moto X should get Android 5.1 Lollipop
It looks like Motorola is finally getting ready to update the first-generation Motorola Moto X to Android 5.1 Lollipop. According to Motorola's David Schuster, the manufacturer has recently started testing the Android 5.1 Lollipop update in both the US and Latin America. If everything runs well, Schuster said that Motorola will "start full deployments in a few weeks". 

At the moment, it's unclear if this rough time frame applies just for the unlocked version of the 2013 Motorola Moto X, or if carrier-branded versions will get the 5.1 Lollipop at about the same time. 

The original Motorola Moto X was launched back in 2013 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on board, but was since updated all the way up to Android 4.4 KitKat. Motorola previously announced that the first-generation Motorola Moto X will be updated straight to Android 5.1 Lollipop, skipping past the 5.0 version of the OS. 

At the surface, the most notable changes that Android 5.1 Lollipop brings to the 2013 Moto X include a new Material Design user interface, a new multitasking screen, as well as lockscreen notifications. Under the hood, the update will come with the new 64-bit ART compiler, a new Battery Saving mode, as well as a range of performance improvements and bug fixes. For a full changelist, check out this previous article.



1. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Exciting news. Hopefully I'll get a soak test invite for the Verizon model :)

2. palmguy

Posts: 986; Member since: Mar 22, 2011


3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well at least they're going to straight 5.1 which is finally moving towards a more stable lollipop build.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I agree with you. It's nice that we're getting the most recent release instead of going through unnecessary updates.

5. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Or really going through any updates at all. Haven't seen an update since 4.4, been hoping for lollipop for quite some time now.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm guessing this might be the final update for the Moto X 2013 addition. Typically OEMs stop updates after 18 months and this update is actually happening after that 18 month time frame. Any additional support we get from Motorola is going above and beyond what other OEMs are doing.

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Is about darn time. Lets see how much battery drain the new update will bring.

7. iSoujiro

Posts: 5; Member since: May 11, 2015

Already have 5.1 on moto x (2013) weeks ago.

9. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Good job Motorola, they are one company that made all the right decisions in recent time.

10. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Original (2013) Motorola Moto X should get Android 5.1 Lollipop "whenever we get bored and have nothing else to do" FTFY

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