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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  1. I have the 2013 Moto X, my 3rd Motorola phone, and I have never been more disappointed with how this Lollipop upgrade has been handled! I was starting to get excited when I finally heard a soak test for 5.0.2 had started. Now this news that they are going to jump to 5.1. Translation, more delays! I am seriously fed up. If the iPhone 6S is released before 5.1, I doubt I will ever see 5.1 because I will have bought my first iPhone! I know iPhone upgrades have problems too, but at least they don’t have to make the OS work with so many devices!

  2. Too late to even get excited. By the time it’s released motorola x 2013 will be approaching 2 years old. And that’s trade in time!

  3. Support is important and they do a good job – good information on their website including a knowledge base answering most questions. Step by step instructions which are easy to follow – great if you are not that tech savvy! They have customer help phone lines and web chat support if you need them. All this gives you the confidence that there is real backup if you are having problems. I always recommend trying the support lines before buying any products.

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