Motorola announced updated Moto X (2014) smartphone. The newcomer features beefed up specs and improved finish compared to its predecessors, the Moto X XT1052.
As the company's brand new flagship, the New Moto X (2014) features a decidedly more upmarket appearance thanks to an aluminum frame and available back covers finished in Horween leather. The already familiar wooden covers are available too this time around they are made from FSC certified trees.
Naturally, just like in the case of its predecessor, users will be able to customize the new Moto X though Moto Maker in the United States. The interface of the shopping service has been greatly improved for an even better experience.
Over the past two years or so Motorola turned regular firmware updates into one its top priorities and things won't change with the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Motorola beats Google on updating its latest flagship Moto X (2014) to Lollipop.
It appears that it will be the first company to do so. The Moto X (2014) that have signed up to participate in the company's soak testing are already receiving a beta 5.0 Lollipop build as an update. That's not quite the finalized ROM that will be distributed, but barring any major bugs that might pop up during the testing, that one shouldn't be too far away.
We don't have an exact changelog for the update, just yet but Material Design UI has been confirmed as well as the battery life boost by Project Volta. We don't know if Motorola will be adding any touches of its own to the release, but the company usually likes to stick close to the vanilla user experience.
After pushing the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Moto X (2014), Motorola is currently testing Google's latest Android 5.1 Lollipop for the same device. The company is known for its fast stable updates.
The Lollipop version 23.1.28 is being tested out with several improvements such as reducing the noise in low-light shots of the rear camera and front-facing camera too. The Moto X (2014) Lollipop 5.1 update is expected to roll-out Over-the-air (OTA) next Month (April).
Device Protection is one important feature that keeps the lost or stolen devices locked even if the factory settings reset is tried and functions only when signed in with actual Google account. Apart from these improvements, there are several under the hood tweaks arriving with this update.
A Benchmark result of the upcoming Nexus (2014) has been allegedly leaked on the GFXBench application. The leak brought us some of the device's Specifications and another surprise, the big revelation is the final name of the Android version it features Android 5.0 Lion.
Take a look at the screenshot above, listing the Nexus 5 (2014) with the following specs:
- 5.2-inch display with 1440 x 2560-pixel (Quad HD) resolution
- Android 5.0 Lion
- Snapdragon 805 running at up to 2.7GHz, Adreno 420
- 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage
- 12-megapixel rear cam, 2-megapixel front shooter
The "Android 5.0" or as known Now "Android L", final name Lion is referring to the popular Nestlé Lion chocolate candy bar. After Google partnered with Nestle for Android 4.4 KitKat, why not explore the partnership to yet another popular Nestle sweet treat like Lion? This makes sense... but still unconfirmed.
Let's wait and see, the official release of Android L (Out of Beta) is very soon and Google will announce it's final name then.
Motorola Moto G (2014) got a taste of Android L. A 6 min video of the New Moto G running the Android L appeared online and it seems pretty legit.
Android L is the biggest change here since Ice Cream Sandwich with the new UI design language dubbed Material Design. You can see the Material versions of the dialer, Hangouts, Gmail, the calendar and a few other apps. The notification are has changed too.
After watching the new boot animation you may want to jump to the 2 minute mark as it takes a while for Android to complete its usual initial boot process. Don't miss the new lockscreen, which starts at 5:40. Watch the Video Below!