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Moto X (2013) Lollipop update coming in a 'few weeks', in testing now

For those Moto X owners still holding out for Google’s latest sweet treat, the good news is that Android 5.1 Lollipop may finally be coming “in a few weeks”.
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May 11, 2015
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While a number of Motorola devices have already made the jump to Lollipop, the same can’t be said for the original Moto X. For those Moto X owners still holding out for Google’s latest sweet treat, the good news is that it may finally be coming “in a few weeks”.

The news of the Moto X’s impending Lollipop update comes by way of Motorola’s David Schuster, who revealed the good word on Google Plus earlier today. Schuster says that a ‘test drive’ of the update has begun in North and Latin America and, if all goes well, the wider deployment should begin soon enough. For those wondering why it has taken so long for the Moto X (2013) to get updated to Lollipop, at least according to Schuster, “ It has been a struggle due to the lack of support from some of our partners”. Unfortunately, no real specifics have been shared beyond that.

[quote qtext=”I know that a lot of people have been asking about the status of the Moto X (1st Gen) Lollipop upgrade. I can see the frustration and in some cases the anger about how long it has taken to get the upgrade deployed. It has been a struggle due to the lack of support from some of our partners but I am glad to announce that we are starting TestDrive in both the US and LatAm. If all goes well we should start full deployments in a few weeks.” qperson=”David Schuster” qsource=”Motorola” qposition=”center”]

As for the flavor of Lollipop users will see? In April, Motorola confirmed that the Moto X would be jumping straight to Android 5.1 Lollipop from KitKat, although a few folks did manage to get hands on an earlier soak test of Android 5.0 on the Moto X (2013) before it was ultimately canceled in favor of moving to 5.1.

Bottom-line, the wait is almost over. For Moto X (2013) owners still on KitKat, how do you feel about this long wait? Disappointed, okay with it as long as it comes eventually? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.