The much-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop was supposed to be first rolled out to Google's devices - the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5, the Nexus 7 (2012), the Nexus 7 (2013), and the Nexus 10 - before making it available to devices from major smartphone makers, but the latest report claimed it's the 2014 Moto X that will receive the new software first.
Motorola is beating Google to market the search giant's operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, with the 2014 Moto X getting the new software "right now," according to a report by Ars Technica. The website added, "There are documents up on Motorola's website, and a few lucky owners are already getting update prompts."
The "Pure Edition" of Moto X (unlocked version) will be the first variant to get the firmware update, and only people, who have signed up for the "soak test," will receive the update, reported the website. The software will be rolled out to other variants if soak testers don't report problems.
Motorola has confirmed that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be rolled out to Moto X (Gen 2.), Moto X (Gen 1.), Moto G (Gen 2.), Moto G (Gen 1.), Moto G 4G-LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini though it didn't specify the update time.
Ars Technica went on to say that Google's Nexus devices might receive the new software after the release of the Nexus 6.
Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop on 3 November but its update was reportedly put on halt after Nexus 5 users, who have received Android 5.0 Lollipop update, complained that the battery of their phone got drained faster than expected when Wi-Fi was activated. However, Trevor Johns, a senior developer programs engineer for Android at Google who admitted to the glitch, wrote on the Android Developer Preview site on Thursday that the issue has been solved.
The new software is expected to be rolled out to major smartphone makers like LG, Sony, Samsung, HTC, Zenfone, and OnePlus One in the next few months.