Moto X 2014 owners will soon be able to update their smartphone to the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop software. Motorola announced that the update is set to make its way to the units next week.
Motorola's first-gen Moto X 2013 will be getting updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop, but the update is for the smartphone's users in Brazil, not the U.S. Users of the Moto X 2013 in the U.S. will, however, get the firmware update much later.
"We are pleased to announce a new software update to the Moto X (1st Generation) from Motorola. This update brings the Android™ 5.1 Lollipop to your phone along with other improvements," revealed Motorola [translated].
Users of the second-generation Moto X 2014 are also not lagging behind as the smartphone will get the firmware update early or mid next week, according to a Loadthegame report.
It is, however, not known which country will get the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Moto X 2014 first.
The publication also claimed that a strong possibility exists that the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Moto X 2014 will hit Europe by mid-May.
In the past, Motorola has let on that the second-generation Moto X will be bypassing Android 5.0.2 and jump straight to Android 5.1 instead.
Tech Times previously reported that Motorola posted the changelog of the soak test for the impending software update on its customer support portal, suggesting the Android 5.1 Lollipop release to the Moto X 2014 was in the anvil.
The software update is anticipated to bring bug fixes on issues such as countering connectivity and battery drainage. The Motorola variant of the Android 5.1 Lollipop update is also expected to tackle problems with the Moto Actions and Moto Display.
The changelog for the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Moto X 2013 shows there will be interface changes, a DND mode, and a revamped notification bar, among other changes.
With the software update from Motorola set to hit the U.S. in the coming two to three weeks, one can expect local carriers to push out the same after the testing phase, which typically lasts four to six weeks depending on the carrier.