Moto X (2013), Moto E (2014), and Moto G with LTE going straight to Android 5.1 Lollipop

After seeing the Moto X (2014) get Android Lollipop within days of it being released to manufacturers, first gen Moto users have been waiting for their stake in the sweet goodness that is Lollipop. However, with the Moto X (2013) in particular, it has been difficult to get Android 5.0.2 released due to the unique architecture of the X8 computing system that runs the phone. It doesn’t help that Android 5.0 has its fair share of issues to begin with.

In light of this, David Schuster, the Senior Director of Software Product Management for Motorola, announced on Google+ that the Moto X (2013), Moto E (2014), and Moto G with LTE will be skipping Android 5.0.2 in favor of Android 5.1.

While this may concern some as it means longer before people with these devices see Lollipop, this should be encouraging news. What this means is when these users do get Lollipop, it’ll be the best possible version they can receive. The RAM management issues that were heard throughout the web with 5.0.2 won’t exist, along with some other small enhancements and features introduced with Android 5.1.

How do you feel about this news? Happy, or frustrated?

Source: David Schuster

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