It hasn’t even been two weeks yet since Google made Android 5.1 official, so it’s little surprise that the new software’s been slow to spread to existing hardware. Nexus models have access, sure, but right now a lot of Android users are wondering which other smartphone and tablets will be next to get it. Google Play edition models are likely candidates for that honor, and we’ve already heard about HTC’s intention to get the GPe One M7’s Android 5.1 update out sometime next month (even as the regular One M7 is left behind), but what about non-GPe phones? Motorola could be one of the first players out of the gate with a 5.1 update of its own, as we learn of the start of its soak test for the Moto X.
The 2014 Moto X Pure Edition currently has an Android 5.1 update available for participants in Motorola’s testing program. The release is rife with bigfixes and new features, so we can understand how anxious you may be to get your hands on it.
If you’re not a member of the Motorola Feedback Network with early access to this soak, worry not, because we’re likely just another week or two from Motorola going ahead with wider distribution, with carrier variants not too far behind – assuming this test goes smoothly, that is. So far, we’ve yet to hear of any issues.