Punit Soni, Motorola's VP of Product Management, has confirmed over Google+ that the Motorola Moto X will be getting the latest Android L release.
The Moto X was one of the few devices that was released under Google's brief ownership of Motorola Mobility, but has still been very quick to receive Android updates, as was the case with Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Moto X turned one year old this month, but it's still one of the more stylish droids thanks to its compact 4.7-inch display covered in Gorilla Glass 3. For more on the X, check out our comprehensive review.
The Google Play Store version of the Moto G already received an update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat and now the company announced it's time for Verizon users to start getting it too. The OTA update should be seeding now to Verizon Moto G phones starting today.
Motorola confirmed that the Moto G and Moto X are in line to receive an update for the upcoming Android L-release. Presumably, aforementioned update should also launch for the LTE version of the phone, but Verizon doesn't offer that version of the phone.
Motorola smartphones have mostly pure Android and get very timely updates now Moto customer support is claiming that the Moto X and Moto G will definitely be getting the L update. As for the entry-level Moto E the support team has no information yet.
Customer support isn't the most reliable source of information the decisions to update a phone or not are made higher up and only after in-house developers have had a good look and evaluated the possibilities. Considering Android L isn't even final, it may be too early to be talking of definite updates let alone time frames.
Motorola's latest budget phone the Moto E is Now official. The Moto E leaked in full a few days ago and there aren't that many surprises.
The phone is built around a 4.3" scratch resistant display with Gorilla Glass 3 layer on top. It is of qHD resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 256 ppi. Motorola says it has built the phone to last and as a result it is resistant to water splashes.
Under the hood of the Moto E operates a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor that runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The company promises timely updates to future versions of Android, which is nice to hear for a phone of this budget nature. There's 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, of which just 2.21GB is available. Also, it is expandable with up to 32GB microSD card.
As for availability, Motorola's latest smartphone launch today in India, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Canada. Its estimated retail price is £90 which is around €100 or $129.
An alleged live photo of the upcoming Motorola Moto E leaked online. The image showcases handset alongside the Moto G.
As you can see in the photo above, the Moto E looks decidedly cheaper than the already budget-conscious Moto G. The white-colored handset appears to lack front-facing camera. The chrome strip below the display on the other hand could well be a speaker slot.
Also a leaked sketch of the upcoming device with a marketing tagline "Hello new Moto" also suggests that the Moto E will likely have a front speaker. Moto E will be annouced later this Month.