Motorola to update its 2013 and 2014 devices to Lollipop ‘really soon’
Motorola was among the first OEMs to roll out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the 2nd generation Moto X, at least in the United States. However, since then, the company has taken its own sweet time in rolling out the update to other regions of the world and to its other devices.
To make matters worse, the Lollipop update for the Moto X was very buggy with many users reporting poor battery life, performance issues, random reboots and more. Motorola remained mum on the matter that further angered these users.
Today though, a Motorola engineer — Luciano Carvalho — has taken to Google+ to reassure Moto users that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is coming to the company’s 2013 and 2014 devices “really soon.” The company has already started a limited soak test of Android 5.0.2 and will push it to a wider audience if no major bugs are found in the firmware.
For owners of 1st generation Moto products, Luciano recommends them to make sure that they have the latest version of Motorola Updates Service. If for some reason the app is not showing up in your list, worry not, as it will be available for download soon.
As for the reason behind the delay of the update, Luciano explains that Google only fixes issues with Android that it comes across on its own Nexus family of devices. It is up to the OEMs to fix other issues that they encounter on their combination of hardware, which can take some time.
Moto owners, be patient, your sweet Lollipop update is just around the corner.