David Schuster, Motorola’s Software product manager, announced on Google+ that the Motorola Moto X (1st Gen) and the Motorola Moto E (1st Gen) will skip the Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop) update and jump directly to the Android 5.1 (Lollipop) update.
As some of you might know, we’ve been testing Lollipop 5.0.2 upgrades on Moto X (1st Gen), Moto E (1st Gen) and Moto G with 4G LTE (1st Gen) in several regions. In parallel we have started testing Lollipop 5.1 which was recently released by Google. Given the improvements in Lollipop 5.1, we have decided to move all efforts to upgrade these devices directly from KitKat to Lollipop 5.1.
Unfortunately, Schuster failed to reveal when Motorola was planning to roll out the Android 5.1 update for the 1st Gen Moto X and Moto E, but it’s good to know that it is currently working on the update.
For now, keep it here at Phones LTD for further announcements. We’ll let you know once the updates for the said smartphones go live in the UK.