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Motorola Promises More Lollipop Updates ‘Really Soon’

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Motorola was quick off the mark with its Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the second-generation Moto X, and its latest Moto G has since started receiving the upgrade, too. But what about the rest of its Moto lineup? Well, they’re getting Lollipop “really soon,” Motorola says.

“There is so much anger floating around this topic, I just want to reassure we’re working really hard on it, and, as promised, our Moto products from 2014 and 2013 will be updated to Lollipop really soon,” explained Motorola’s Luciano Carvalho on Google+.

Motorola has already begun soak testing its Android 5.0.2 releases for select devices, and providing no issues are uncovered during testing, Carvalho says a wider audience will be getting it soon.

Carvalho also encourages those using a first-generation Moto device to ensure that they are running the latest Motorola Updates Services from Google Play. If you don’t yet see it in the Play Store, or it shows as incompatible with your handset, don’t worry — just check back later and it should be available to download.

“Updates of this nature take time,” Carvalho added. “It’s no secret that when 5.0 launched it still had bugs. And, when we update our products, we end up finding more bugs that need to be fixed.”

Carvalho also pointed out that although Motorola devices run near pure Android software, that doesn’t mean Google’s latest releases are ready for Moto handsets right away. The search giant doesn’t validate its software for every possible hardware combination there is, so manufacturers must do that themselves. And it takes time and effort to be done properly.

There’s one thing you can count on, though. Motorola promises it is making you wait for all the right reasons — to deliver the best performance and stability it can on the products you love. While there may be a slight delay for certain devices, then, it should be worth it.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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