While Motorola’s current flagship phone the Moto X (2014) has received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, users of earlier Motorola handsets aren’t exactly feeling the love just yet.
However, Motorola software engineer Luciano Carvalho has taken to Google+ to shed a little bit of light on what’s been happening with the Lollipop updates and the rollout to the range of 2013 and 2014 handsets from Motorola. In short, Luciano has promised the update will be arriving “really soon” but they want to make sure that the bugs and issues which have affected the early Lollipop releases are fixed before rolling the update out to everyone. Limited soak tests (i.e. to a small set of users) have been done for Android 5.0.2, and a broader rollout should follow soon after assuming there are no issues.
Luciano has also pointed out that users of earlier Motorola devices (he didn’t list which ones) should install the Motorola Update Services app on the device to make sure that everything is up to date and ready for a potential Lollipop rollout down the track.
Exactly which devices will receive Lollipop and when remain unclear, however it seems to be a safe bet that the list will include the Moto G and Moto G (2014) as well as the 2013 Moto X, maybe the Moto E lineup, and perhaps going back a little earlier still. Time will tell.