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Moto X (2014) Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop In The UK

For anyone who is living in the UK and is currently the proud owner of the latest Motorola Moto X handset, we have some good news for you.

You may have been anticipating the much talked about Android Lollipop update for your smartphone for a while now, but we can now confirm that as of you should be able to get the update and all the glory it offers right now.

If you’re interesting in knowing what you can expect from the update, according to release notes users will expect big improvements along with new features. Obviously the new Material design will take centre stage, including new visuals and improved lock screen notifications. Along with this, users can also expect much better battery performance thanks to the optimisations used in the latest version of Android in addition to greatly improved security all thanks to the new ART runtime environment.

Unfortunately there is one caveat when it comes to the latest Android 5.0 update; that is it will only be available initially for users who have the unlocked variant of the handset.

As mentioned, the update is rolling out now, but as per usual with an Android update, it will be in stages, so not all users will find that they receive the update prompt straight away. If you’re a bit impatient like myself, and you don’t want to wait for the update, users can also try to manually check for the update via Settings > About > Device > System updates. Hopefully this method will allow you to download the update straight away.

For users of the older Moto X, hopefully there will be some news relating to when users can expect to get the Lollipop treatment sometime soon. We heard recently that it’s expected that Motorola’s popular Moto G handset will in-fact be getting the 5.0.1 update sometime in the near future, we’ll keep you posted about that though.

If you’ve managed to get the update and downloaded it successfully, let us know your thoughts on the new updated Android experience.