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First Gen Moto X, E and G with LTE will be updated straight to Android 5.1 Lollipop

Motorola's David Schuster has just explained in a Google+ post that the Moto X (1st Gen), Moto E (1st Gen) and Moto G with LTE (1st Gen) will all make the jump straight from KitKat to Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Published onApril 2, 2015

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If you own either the Moto X (1st Gen.), Moto E (1st Gen.) or Moto G with LTE (1st Gen.), you may be wondering where your Android 5.0 Lollipop update is. According to Motorola’s senior director of software product management, your devices won’t get the update, but they will get something better. In a Google+ post from earlier today, Moto’s David Schuster explained that given the improvements Google made in the most recent version of Android, Motorola is skipping the 5.0 update altogether and will update each device straight to Android 5.1.

From David Schuster:

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.

Schuster didn’t mention when the updates would begin rolling out to these devices, but we’re now sure that the company is testing it.

We know many of you may be irritated that your devices have yet to receive this big update, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about companies holding off until everything was perfect for users. Most notably, HTC was one of the first companies to delay the Android 5.0 update to the One M7 and M8 due to a number of issues in the first release of Lollipop. It may be difficult to wait, but this is definitely for the best.

If we get word that Android 5.1 is beginning to roll out to these devices, we’ll be sure to let you know right away.

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