While it feels like it was only yesterday when Lollipop began rolling out to the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and Nexus devices, for some, the wait is leaving more of a bitter taste in their mouths. This seems to have something to do with relatively small few who get to enjoy the bugs and memory leaks that come with early adoption, while everyone else with older Motorola devices is forced to wait on the sidelines with their old, stable Android firmware while Google n’ Motorola work on ironing out all the bugs. As we mentioned before, there were a handful of them.
Today, Motorola software engineer Luciano Carvalho took to Google+ to shed a little light on what’s been keeping Lollipop from rolling out across the rest of Motorola’s smartphone portfolio. He reminds everyone that, as promised, Lollipop will be arriving “really soon” to Motorola’s 2013-2014 smartphone lineup, they just want to make sure they’ve squashed most of the bugs you’ve been hearing about first. In fact, he’s pointed out that limited soak tests of Android 5.0.2 have already begun for some in different parts of the world and if no critical bugs are found, a more broad rollout will begin shortly thereafter.
We should point out that bugs in Android can be device specific, this is due to the vast differences in hardware across a multitude of devices. Just because Motorola may have squashed some of the known bugs in 5.0.2 doesn’t mean they’re totally in the clear. They will still need to test the software on each one of their devices to ensure total compatibility and make sure no other bugs pop up.
Anyone with 1st-gen Motorola devices will first need to make sure the “Motorola Update Services” app on their device is up-to-date in the Google Play Store. If you don’t see the app just yet, don’t worry — Motorola says you’ll soon be able to download it “really soon” so be on the lookout.