Moto X 2014 Lollipop update gets leaked, new camera app in tow
With Motorola’s recent history of lightning-fast Android OS updates, we’re expecting Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to show up for the company’s smartphone line in not long. We’re seeing some confirmation of the fact that Motorola’s hard at work on the updates with the image leaks today of the alleged Moto X 2014 Lollipop update, as well as a look at the alleged new camera app.
The build exposed by Phandroid is about a week old, and has been circulating on Moto X test units since then. It offers a pretty clean Lollipop experience, with everything looking pretty stock and things like Moto Voice getting appropriately overhauled design-wise to match the general aesthetic of the Android release. There is one thing noticeably weird about this software, though: the signal strength bars are still, well, bars. In stock Lollipop, it’s filled in all the way. This could just be something that’s amiss with the internal test build, and could be corrected with the final release.
The camera also adds additional features, like a shutter timer, and the iconography has changed to match up better with Material Design guidelines. There’s no word yet on whether the shooter itself performs better with the update.
While Phandroid doesn’t provide a timeframe for the final update, we’re expecting the “Pure Edition” to receive it within the next few weeks, followed soon thereafter by carrier-branded units.