Android 5.0 Lollipop Could Head to Moto X (Gen 2) Before Google's Nexus Devices

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Could Head to Moto X (Gen 2) Before Google's Nexus Devices
Motorola, soon after Google announced the general release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, had revealed it would be rolling out the latest Android build for several of its smartphones.

Now, reports are suggesting that Motorola's 2014 Moto X is receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop ahead of any of the older Nexus devices. While the company is officially testing the update with members of its Moto Feedback Network in a "soak test", Ars Technica reports that several users of the Moto X Pure Edition, an unlocked version of the handset, are now receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop without being a part of the beta program.

The report even claims that an official Android 5.0 Lollipop document with changelog was available on the company's site; although it has now been pulled. The changelog details new features and changes such as app pinning, a new recent apps interface, and an improved Moto Assist with smart lock and Android 5.0 Lollipop notifications support.

XDA Developers notes that users with an unrooted Moto X (Gen 2) who were not signed-up for the soak test were also receiving the OTA update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The XDA forum notes, "The device cannot be rooted and then unrooted.. it must be a never rooted system or the update will fail."

The Lenovo-owned company had last month promised the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Moto X, Moto X (Gen 2), Moto G, Moto G (Gen 2), Moto G 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini smartphones without giving much details on timing.

LG, not too far behind, on Sunday announced that it would start rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop to its flagship G3 smartphone in Poland this week, with other regions set to follow in the near future. A recent report had claimed that the Android 5.0 Lollipop global roll-out was delayed till November 12 due to some 'outstanding bugs'.

Last week, multiple Nexus 5 owners running the Developer Preview version of Android 5.0 Lollipop had reported a battery draining bug while on Wi-Fi, and this was thought to be the reason for the delayed roll-out of the Lollipop factory images and OTA updates for older Nexus devices.

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