Motorola’s flagship phone Moto X is the latest device to receive the Android Lollipop update from Google. Previously, Google’s own Nexus devices received the update along with NVIDIA’s Shield Tablet and the LG G3. Network carrier Verizon began rolling out the latest software to its Moto X users on Monday, November 24, 2014.
Once the update is installed, users will be able to switch between Motorola’s own Moto Display lock screen and Android 5.0’s Ambient Display. It is important to note that the Moto Display interface is more battery efficient compared to Lollipop’s display.
After receiving the software upgrade, several Nexus owners complained of the phone becoming unusable. Others complained of battery draining issues. Google had held back the roll out of the software on November 3, 2014 after it discovered a bug that was draining battery in Wi-Fi enabled Nexus 5 phones.
Apart from the issues, Android 5.0 brings with it a full Material Design, which changes the entire look and feel of the phone. For those who are looking to install the update, this one might be important – the Lollipop is a huge 678 MB file. Moto X runs a nearly stock version of Android which will include complex views and fluid animation.
Motorola issued an advisory that stated users should have their phones charged up to at least 75 percent before they begin the download. Since it is a heavy file, it is suggested that users download it only through a Wi-Fi connection.