Motorola formally announces Android Lollipop updates: 2014 Moto X Pure Edition, Moto G

Motorola is not wasting any time when it comes to making Android 5.0 Lollipop updates available for its might-as-well-be-stock-Android smartphones. Last week we first got word that updates for certain of the manufacturer’s handsets were already coming out – and specifically the 2014 Moto X Pure Edition. Moments later we learned of Lollipop release notes on the company’s site for the 2014 Moto G, but all this excitement quickly hit a wall when it started looking like this was all just a limited-availability soak test. Fast-forward to this week, and overnight we started hearing reports that the Moto G update was out in the wild, already coming to users’ phones. Now Motorola is finally setting the record straight, officially announcing its first Android 5.0 updates.

Here’s what’s up: public Android 5.0 updates are starting to roll out for the 2014 Moto X Pure Edition and 2014 Moto G. The latter includes both the US-specific version of the Moto G, as well as its global GSM version, with the important caveat that the update’s only coming right now to those models originally sold in the US. That’s right: this initial phase of distribution appears to only be targeting Motorola phones in the States.

As for how these updates are headed out, Motorola informs users that distribution will proceed in phases, so don’t fret if you haven’t seen your phone automatically prompt you that an update’s available just yet. Concerning carrier-edition phones, Motorola says that it’s “working hard with our carrier partners to bring this update to more of our devices as soon as we can.”

Source: Motorola

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