Yesterday we learned that Motorola had already begun a soak test for the Moto X (2014) Pure Edition’s Android 5.0 update. Only a select number of people are invited to take part in that test, but because this is Android we’re talking about, the update has been shared and made widely available.
A new video posted by Droid-Life shows the Moto X (2014) Pure Edition running Lollipop. As has been the case with previous Moto devices recently, the Moto X (2014) is running a near-vanilla build of Android 5.0, but with unique Motorola features like Moto Display, Moto Voice and the twist to Camera shortcut.
There is one interesting thing about this update that’s worth mentioning. The Moto Display-like Ambient Display feature that’s present on the Nexus 6 is also included with this update, allowing users to choose how they’d like their notifications to appear when their screen is off. If you go with Ambient Display, though, you’ll lose some of Moto Display’s features, like the ability to wave your hand above the device to have your alerts displayed.
Considering how prompt Motorola has been with its vanilla Android updates in recent history, it’s not shocking to see that Android 5.0 for the Moto X (2014) Pure Edition is almost ready to roll. It’s still nice to see, though, especially since Motorola has thrown Ambient Display in there too.
It’s also worth noting that if you’re rocking a Moto X (2014) Pure Edition and want to try this update yourself, you can sideload it after downloading from xda-developers.