After announcing the much awaited Google Nexus 6, Motorola Mobility has released the list of smartphones, which are slated to get new Android 5.0 Lollipop Operating System soon.
"Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be going to the world with Nexus 6—a product of some of our own engineering—we are excited to confirm that this latest and greatest Android release will also come to our other devices as part of our ongoing software strategy to provide fast updates to our pure Android experience," said the company.
The smartphones that are confirmed to get the new Android 5.0 Lollipop include:
- Moto X (both Gen 2. and Gen 1.)
- Moto G (both Gen 2. and Gen 1.)
- Moto G 4G-LTE
- Moto E
- Droid Ultra
- Droid Maxx
- Droid Mini
The company has not specified any timeline on when the OS will be rolled-out to the devices, but going by the past history, Motorola is likely to wait for Google to rollout updates to the affiliated Nexus devices (Nexus 5, 4, Nexus 7 (both 2012 and 2013 editions), Nexus 10 and other Google Play edition devices) and then release new firmware to the above mentioned devices.
Motorola smartphone owners are advised to keep an eye on their respective software upgrade support page (HERE).
Also, check for OTA (Over-The-Air) Android 5.0 Lollipop update on the smartphone by-
Going to 'Settings' >> 'About phone' >> and tap 'System updates'
The Google's new Android Lollipop OS comes with overhauled design language Material design bringing inter-active user-interface, replacement of Dalvik with ART as its default runtime and many more tweaks for performance enhancements.
Except Motorola, no other Android affiliated OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) have confirmed to release Android Lollipop to their flagship devices as yet.
However, if we go by our intuition, new Google mobile OS is likely to release to HTC One (2013 and 2014), Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, Note 3, Sony Xperia Z3, Z2 series devices, LG G3 (and G2), Android One phones- Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and Spice Dream UNO and other select 2014 devices.