Android Lollipop 5.1 update comes to Moto X 2

Updates to the newest version of fully-released Android version 5.1 Lollipop have come to the Moto X. This is the second-edition Moto X, the one that comes with a wooden back if you do so choose. This update comes soon after the first Moto X – believe it or not – started receiving the update, continuing Motorola's surprisingly good track record for keeping their devices from the past several years up to date with the newest software from Google. Next up is Android M, otherwise suspected to be called M&M or Marshmallow.

This update will be appearing on Moto X 2 very soon for the average user. While we've seen Android 5.1 Lollipop appearing on AT&T and T-Mobile (GSM) models of the device, we've yet to see Verizon's version make the move. This is standard – we expect Verizon's version of the device to be updated within the next week.

Meanwhile we expect the next Moto X to come somewhere between August and September. The first Moto X was released in early August of 2013 while the second Moto X was released in mid-September 2014. Since the last release of a Moto X flagship device, Lenovo has taken over Motorola fully.

Since then we've seen the Moto E, a new flagship for the mid-range, and we're expecting a new Moto G in the immediate future.

Moto X 3 will likely launch with Android M onboard, depending on how long it takes Google to name and release it. Lenovo will have their hand in this release, so we're expecting some more PC connections and a possible move for China.

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