The Moto X (2nd gen) on Verizon is indeed receiving an update to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” this week. Well, a soak test of the software update is rolling out to members of Motorola’s Feedback Network as I type this, but assuming it goes well, the rest of the world of Verizon Moto X (2nd gen) owners should have it before long.
Update: Some non-soak testers are reportedly receiving the update as well. Head into Settings>About phone>System updates to check!
We were able to track down the full changelog for the update, which drops in as 22.21.11, in case you are keeping track. (more…)
Last year, Motorola pushed out a freshly announced Kit Kat update to the Verizon Moto X (1st gen) in under three weeks. As you can imagine, we are still impressed by this feat, considering they not only had to test and prep the software for the phone, but it also needed approval by Big Red in order to go live for all on their network. It’s one thing to push an update to a Nexus or the new Moto X “Pure Edition,” both of which do not have carrier ties and can be given new software as manufacturers see fit; it’s a completely different struggle when a carrier is involved.
Which brings us to this year’s Moto X (2nd gen) and its impending Lollipop updates. We have already seen Motorola push Android 5.0 to the “Pure Edition,” but what about all of the carrier variants? Our team has been discussing this subject a lot over the last few days, all the while wondering if Motorola and Verizon would try and repeat last year’s success. Tim was even ready to put money on the updates starting yesterday or this upcoming Monday. While no new software has begun pushing as I type this, he might be right. (more…)
One of Motorola’s nicest (or most intrusive, depending on your perspective) software touches is Spotlight Stories, interactive videos which inject a bit of humanity. They periodically appear on the home screens of Motorola devices everywhere, and the newest one, titled “Duet,” has finally come. (more…)
Sometimes, perfectly good products just don’t sell as well as projected. In those cases, retailers most often choose discounts as their preferred means of clearing unwanted inventory. Today, eBay sellers have the GSM variant of the Motorola Moto X Developer Edition (DE) for $229 (about $50 less than the going price) and refurbished Samsung Galaxy 10.5″ Tab S tablets for $335 (usually $499). Both include free shipping. (more…)
After posting release notes for the Lollipop update on its own site, Motorola has now officially announced the update to Android 5.0 for the Moto G (2nd gen.) US GSM model, Moto X Pure Edition, and Moto G (2nd gen.) Global GSM retail model. (more…)
In a crazy, yet somehow completely unsurprising move yesterday afternoon, Motorola began pushing Android 5.0 “Lollipop” to the “Pure Edition” of its brand new Moto X (2nd gen) in a soak test. We talked about this on the DL Show the other day, mentioning the fact that it wouldn’t surprise us if Motorola was the first to get Lollipop ready and make it available within about a week. But even I would be lying if I said I wasn’t surprised by it showing up before the weekend. (more…)
Well, folks, that did not take too long. It appears as though Motorola is ready to begin pushing out the Android 5.0 update to soak test members who own the Moto X Pure Edition. As a reminder, the Pure Edition is the unlocked model of Moto’s flagship device. (more…)
One of the first thoughts that came to mind after Motorola told us that they had partnered with Horween Leather to produce the leather used for the backs of the new Moto X (2nd gen) and the bands for the Moto 360, knowing that this is the company thats materials are in NFL footballs, was how they would figure out a way to tie-in this country’s most popular sport with their new flagship phone. Now we know. Well, sources told us about this a couple of months ago, so we can’t say we are exactly shocked. But yeah, the Moto X (2nd gen) now comes with an optional NFL leather backside. As in, your Moto X could be a football. (more…)