Motorola has done a good job with keeping their devices updated. The fact that they don't ship dozens of different devices and use software that is close to what would be called stock Android certainly helps with this. Today Motorola has put up a posting on their blog which announces the beginning of their Android Lollipop rollout for their new Moto X and Moto G. Currently the update is rolling out in phases to the following three versions of those devices:

  • Moto X (2nd Gen.) Pure Edition
  • Moto G (2nd Gen.) US GSM 
  • Moto G (2nd Gen.) Global GSM retail versions sold in the US

The source for Lollipop was released only a week ago, and so this is a very good turnaround time from Motorola. There's no information about the original Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E, so we'll have to wait and see how those fit into Motorola's software support roadmap.

Source: Motorola Blog

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  • Mikemk - Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - link

    I'm sure the fact that Google owns Motorola also helps
  • av911 - Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - link

    Google doesn't own Motorola.
  • dragonsqrrl - Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - link

    Well not anymore, but the second gen Moto X was developed under Google ownership.
  • av911 - Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - link

    I don't think that has any effect in getting updates quicker, they were ALWAYS treated as a different entity under Google. They never had preferential treatment. They were quick because they don't have heavy skins on their phones.
  • mwarner1 - Thursday, November 13, 2014 - link

    ... and they developed the Nexus 6 so have had plenty of early access to the sourcecode.
  • DeerSteak - Friday, November 14, 2014 - link

    so what's LG's excuse, since they developed the Nexus 5, which also has 5.0?
  • craighamilton - Saturday, December 6, 2014 - link

    ...well I'm not a big fan of Motorola, there are lot of better and high rated phone in the market (see for example)
  • Morawka - Thursday, November 13, 2014 - link

    they still do, the ownership hasn't changed yet AFAIK. Waiting on Regulatory approval
  • Hyper72 - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - link

    The acquisition of Motorola by Lenovo was completed on October 30, 2014, so while you're technically correct and we humbly bask in your awe inspiring expansive general knowledge; the Lollipop roll out was certainly planned and started while under Google ownership.
  • sprockkets - Thursday, November 13, 2014 - link

    Then explain LG and the LG G3.

    All OEMs got early access to LP since i/o; google stated this fact on record.

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