Moto X Could Be One of the First Smartphones to Get the Android 5.0 Update


Moto X Could Be One of the First Smartphones to Get the Android 5.0 Update

Android Lollipop is almost here, with the 5.0 version of the mobile operating system set to debut on the Google Nexus 6 later in November 2014.

Lollipop is set to bring a whole new visual design to Android as well as improvements to power management and notifications and significant new features like being able to set your phone into Do Not Disturb mode. Owners of dedicated Google devices like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 tablet will get the update just as soon as possible.

But the same isn't true for phones from other manufacturers. Each company has to wait for the update to be internally tested and then there's the not-so-small matter of making sure it works on sometimes dozens of individual handsets.

It's a hard task, but one company which has proven up to the challenge in the past is Motorola. In 2013, the Motorola Moto X was the first phone to get the Android 4.4 KitKat update, actually before some of Google's handsets. And it seems they're already top of the heap for Lollipop as well.

According to info received by Phandroid, Android Lollipop is already undergoing testing at Motorola, with screenshots from the Moto X showing off the new visual elements. And there are new features as well, like being able to share your screen via Chromecastwith just a few taps.

There are also tweaks to the camera app (which may not be related to Lollipop) which suggests that Motorola also has its own software update to roll out at the same time.It's all pointing towards the fact that the 2014 version of the Moto X could well be the first port of call for the latest sweet-toothed update.

Google Android Lollipop is set to release alongside the Nexus 6 by the end of November 2014.

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