NEW DEHLI: Motorola is always one of the first OEM’s to upgrade its smartphones to the latest versions of Android, and the company is thorough too, getting the update to numerous products in double time. The proof is in the proverbial pudding as Motorola has many handsets already rocking Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, some older devices are still rocking Android 4.4 KitKat and will not be receiving Android 5.0, but don’t worry it is not because Motorola is getting lazy.
Schuster notes that Motorola has also started testing Android 5.1 and given that there are many improvements onboard, the entire focus has been shifted to the newer release. This means that the said handsets will get bumped straight from KitKat to the latest build. The biggest issue is that there’s no timeframe or ETA for the update.
And it looks like it could take quite a while. So you’re going to have to deal with KitKat for a bit longer. But look on the bright side – A lot of devices including flagships are currently on version 5.0 and your old yet capable phone will most likely hit 5.1 before the newer ones.
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In other news, the Droid Turbo on Verizon will also be bumped straight to the latest Lollipop release from KitKat. Android 5.1 tags along various improvements such as HD voice calling, native multi SIM support and Device Protection which acts as a kill switch in case of theft, amongst others.
Motorola will most likely deliver Android 5.1 Lollipop to its new lineup first then to the 1st gen Moto E, Moto G 4G and Moto X smartphones. So be prepared for a long wait.