Although it may not have the best specs when compared to other phones currently on the market, Motorola’s Moto X continues to be a favorite among a lot Android smartphone users. With its comfortable and study design, perfect screen size, snappy processing speeds and awesome software features on top of other things, the Moto X still offers a great package. As the summer draws to a close, a lot of attention is being focused on Motorola. The company is yet to announce more details on the ultra-popular Moto 360 Smartwatch, as well as officially announce the rumored successor to 2013’s Moto X flagship. While most of the attention is being focused on Motorola’s new and upcoming devices, the original Moto X got some pretty sweet news recently.
A Motorola Executive confirmed that the Moto X smartphone would be getting an update to Android L on Google+ recently. When a user of Google’s social media service asked Motorola if the Moto X would be getting the update, Punti Soni responded, saying “Yep.” No more, no less. Although this isn’t that dramatic of a confirmation, it’s still pretty awesome to see that Motorola’s Vice President of Product Management is confirming the existence of an Android L update for the Moto X.
This update shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to any owner of a Motorola smartphone in the past year or so. Motorola has been doing a fantastic at keeping all of their major smartphones (the Moto X, G and E) updated to the latest and greatest versions of Android as soon as they are released. When Motorola was acquired by Lenovo, there was a lot of speculation as to whether or not the company would continue to update their handsets as frequently as they had been while under the ownership of Google. From what we’ve seen so far, they’ve been keeping up just like they were now that Lenovo officially owns the mobile phone company.
Android L was initially announced at Google’s I/O Developer’s Conference back in June this year. Android L is putting a strong focus on redesigned the Android operating system with the introduction of Material Design. On top of that, an improved multitasking and notification system look to continue to build upon the already fantastic mobile operating system by Google. When the Moto X’s successor finally debuts, Motorola will more than likely put more focus on that than the original X. Even with that said, it’s still promising to see the smartphone get confirmed to receive the update when it is available. The Moto X originally launched with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and is now running 4.4.4 KitKat in some countries. If Motorola can continue this fantastic support for their products’ software, Android users everywhere will have the right to rejoice.
The Moto X’s successor is yet to get an official release date. All Motorola has said as of right now is that the phone will launch sometime in late summer.