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Android 5.1 Lollipop Update for Moto G, Moto X 1st and 2nd Gen, and Moto E (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile)

( [email protected] ) Jul 15, 2015 07:31 PM EDT
Android 5.1 Lollipop updates are ready for almost all the versions and generations of Motorola. Get update schedules and post-update review reports.

The big question when it comes to Motorola phones, particularly from the Moto series, is when Android 5.1 will be coming.  This applies to the first and second generations of the Moto G, the Moto X, and the Moto E from such carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular. 

A recent report from Gotta Be Mobile has stated that Motorola has been quite busy with updates, and this month is certainly no exception with the Android 5.1 rollout that has been quite slow.  The good news is that most of their Motorola Moto phones got the Android 5.0 rollout, which was very stagnant, but the big issue is the Moto X, the Moto G, and the Moto E. 

1st and 2nd Generation Moto X

A report from the International Business Times says that the Moto X from 2014 and the Moto X from 2013 are currently receiving the Android 5.1 Lollipop update. 

The 2nd Generation Moto X has reached full deployment stage for AT&T and Verizon users of the this phone.  This is according to David Schuster, Motorola's senior director of software product management and has kind of become the head spokesman for this issue with the 5.1 update.  By the way, if you have the Moto X 2nd Gen Pure Edition through T-Mobile, then the Android 5.1 Lollipop update was available to you as early as June 26. 

As for the first generation of the Moto X, the Android 5.1 soak test has begun for Verizon and AT&T, which means that it will be available for users of both those subscribers soon.  So far, there doesn't seem to be any word about T-Mobile and Sprint. 

1st and 2nd Generation Moto G

SlashGear states that the original Moto G LTE, not the first Moto G, will be attaining Android 5.1 Lollipop "this afternoon".  Please keep in mind that this report is two days old, which means that if you are using this device, it should be available.  The unlocked version of the device will be first, and then carrier versions, so you might not have access to Android 5.1 just yet.  This report did say that all Moto G models are expected to jump to Android 5.1 Lollipop before the end of the month. 

1st and 2nd Generation Moto E

According to Motorola, the 5.1 update for the Moto E, both first and second generation, should really be available already, and you can check out the Motorola customer help site here for the first generation Moto E and here for the second generation Moto E.  If you have this phone with this carrier, check out your Settings and see if you can get it, and there are reports that the 4G LTE version has it provided you are with Cricket.

Perhaps the bigger question that consumers will have is when will my device be receiving Android M?  This is the latest version of Android that was unveiled at Google I/O Developer's Conference, and it doesn't have a decimal designation or a sweet treat named after it.  Android M will be out sometime during the fall on the latest Android devices, and it will probably be another slow rollout with that. 

In summary, it looks like the rollout of Android 5.1 on Moto phones is kind of slow, but it looks like it will eventually arrive on both generations of the Moto G, Moto X, and the Moto E soon.