Moto X receives its Android 5.0 Lollipop update before Nexus devices

Google Nexus devices aren't first when it comes to Android 5.0 Lollipop, with the Moto X getting updated quicker than the Nexus smartphones.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop will be splashing onto countless smartphones and tablets in the coming months, where we normally see Google's Nexus line of devices receiving the latest update, first. Not this time! Motorola's Moto X is the first smartphone to receive the deliciously-named OS, a first when it comes to Android updates.

Moto X receives its Android 5.0 Lollipop update before Nexus devices |

Normally we would have seen the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 devices all receive their Lollipop updates, but it's Motorola's flagship smartphone that has it first. The HTC-made, NVIDIA-powered Nexus 9 already has Android 5.0, but that's the only device (up until now) that featured the new OS. Google's latest smartphone, the Nexus 6, isn't really available yet - so there's no smartphone on the market with Lollipop on it, apart from the Moto X.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Moto X has been pulled - surprise, surprise - but it's great to see that a handset like the Moto X is receiving its update super quick. Let's hope that Sony, Samsung, HTC, LG and others can follow through with quick updates.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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