We’re not sure why anyone would doubt it, but just in case there was any question Motorola would be updating the Moto X to Android L in the future, they’ve just come out and said it. In a Google+ post, Motorola’s VP of Product Management Punit Soni tells a user “Yup,” when asked if the Moto X would be updated to “Android L (5.0).” No, we’re not going to take this as confirmation of the upcoming L release’s version number, just a nice gesture by a man who has knowledge of these things.
You maybe remember about a month ago when an alleged Motorola Germany Facebook page “announced” that both the Moto X and G would receive Android L this fall. Turned out that was nothing more than a fake fan page and wasn’t operating in any official capacity. A few weeks later, a Motorola customer specialist appears to have mentioned in some correspondence with a customer that the X and G would indeed receive Android L, although that may have not been official enough for some folks.
So there you have it. The Moto X will receive Android L once it goes live sometime this fall. Of course, exactly how long it’ll take US carriers to push out the update is anyone’s guess. It’s a good thing that Motorola’s version of Android is the most toned down version offered by manufacturers, featuring a largely stock Android OS. This could mean that — as we saw with Android 4.4. KitKat — Motorola’s devices could be first out the gate (following closely behind Nexus devices, of course).
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