Motorola has finally gone on the record about the Lollipop update for the Moto E smartphone and it has also disclosed that the Moto Maxx will be getting Android 5.0 in the coming days. In a blog post, the Lenovo-owned company noted that soak tests have already commenced for both devices in specific locations.
And if everything goes well, the software rollout will be expanded to more handsets. The soak test for the Motorola Moto E is taking place in India and Brazil, while lucky Moto Maxx users in Brazil and Mexico can take their smartphone for a test drive on Lollipop. On the downside, the company hasn’t disclosed any concrete release date on which it’ll widely seed Android 5.0 to both handsets.
The Moto E is basically the company’s most affordable handset on the market and the Moto Maxx is the beefiest we’ve seen from the OEM till date (not counting the Nexus 6). The latter device is also known as the Droid Turbo on Verizon has had a limited launch in Latin American countries.
The phone is powered by a quad core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 SOC with 3GB of RAM and it flaunts a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED 2K display. It also has a 21MP rear camera and a massive 3900mAh battery. The Motorola handset even tags along the same software enhancements found on the Moto X flagship.
Motorola notes that Android 5.0 Lollipop will first be available through the Moto E and Moto Maxx smartphones bought at retail. Owners of the former device will need to have the latest version of Update Services from the Play Store to get the treat.