Well, that was unexpected. If you needed any further proof that Motorola is on top of their “software update game,” look no further than the Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) Pure Edition which is now reportedly receiving an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Earlier this week, Motorola was surveying prospective soak testers about a new update which was assumed to be Android 5.0 Lollipop but out of nowhere and without warning, the update hit one users phone. Because the user purchased the phone off of Swappa, he’s not sure if the previous owner opted in for soak tests of any sort. If merely a soak test, it’s strange that Motorola didn’t take to their usual forums to post their release notes detailing all the goodies you can expect when you update your Moto X (2014) to Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s available for all to see right here.
So whether this is private soak test or a public rollout remains to be seen. In either case, this would technically make the Moto X (2014) the first Android device — even ahead of the Nexus 5 — to receive an over-the-air update to Lollipop. Guess making a Nexus device (ie, the Nexus 6) has its perks. Details of the release — which we’ve already covered in length — can be found via Motorola’s page below. Pardon our language but, holy sh*t.
UPDATE: Annnnnnnnd…. Motorola has just removed the release notes page. It’s looking more and more like this could be that soak test we’ve been hearing about and not the actual OTA (but it shouldn’t be far off now). Stay tuned…