The Moto X 2014 Android Lollipop update is again rolling out to users. At least, that’s true if reports directly from users are an accurate indication of what’s happening.
Overnight Reddit users began reporting that they were being prompted by their Pure Edition Moto X 2014s to download the Moto X 2014 Android Lollipop update. That’s huge. Android Lollipop is the very latest version of Android. The update includes a design refresh, new options for handling notifications when they aren’t needed and more. If news of the Moto X 2014 Android Lollipop update rolling out to the Pure Edition Moto X 2014 sounds familiar it’s because it’s happened before already.
A few weeks ago Motorola became one of the first Android hardware makers to begin rolling out the update on a massive scale. The Pure Edition Moto X 2014 was first in line for the update because Motorola doesn’t have to get approval from wireless carriers to roll it out. Instead it alone is in charge of those updates.
The Moto X 2014 Android Lollipop update disappeared almost as quickly as it arrived though. Motorola pulled the update after users began reporting stability issues and trouble connecting to Bluetooth stereos. To be clear, the update didn’t break Bluetooth. Bluetooth would work for a time, then stop working at a moment’s notice. When it did stop working, the only thing Pure Edition Moto X 2014 users could do was reset their car stereo and their device. When playing music through Bluetooth Moto X 2014 buyers also noticed their music ran faster. Moto Voice, the assistant app that lets users give their Moto X 2014 voice commands, also seemed to not work as reliably as it once did.
Presumably, The Moto X 2014 Android Lollipop update has returned because Motorola fixed the issues that plagued it the first time around. Getting the update on the Pure Edition Moto X 2014 is as simple as heading to the Settings app, tapping the “About Phone” option then checking for system updates.
Besides a new interface, Android Lollipop adds a lock screen with more granular notification settings and options for automatically unlocking your device when there’s a Bluetooth connection. The notifications and settings shades have been merged into one single area too. Past versions of Android for tablets have included multiple user support for years. Android Lollipop is the first time users of Android phones have had the option to create accounts for their friends and family. This saves them from having to micromanage their phone when it’s in the hands of someone else. Additionally, there’s a new Guest account option that lets people place calls but hides just about everything thing else. Android Lollipop automatically decides which settings to surface based on how often each is used.
The Moto X 2014 Android Lollipop update arriving again for the Pure Edition Moto X 2014 is great. It’s a great update that provides a lot of useful features. Unfortunately, it’s not great news for everyone. Verizon began deploying the Moto X 2014 Android Lollipop update to its users recently. ATT’s version of the update is still stuck in certification. That’s a shame since one of the highlights of owning a Moto X 2014 is speedy updates when they’re needed. Moto X 2014’s subsidized by a carrier – that is, those that have a carrier logo on them in the United States – have to wait for carrier approval. Sometimes that’s a few weeks. Sometimes it can take months.
Motorola has confirmed that it’ll roll out Android Lollipop to the second generation versions of the Moto X and Moto G. Additionally, users of the first generation of those handsets can expect it too. The update is also coming to the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, Droid Mini and Moto E. Exact timing remains a bit murky.