Up until this point, Motorola has been testing Android 5.0.2 for the first generation Moto X, Moto E and Moto G LTE in some regions. But, since Google has recently released Android 5.1, Motorola has opted to shift gears a bit.
According to Motorola’s David Schuster, Motorola has also been testing Android 5.1 on those aforementioned devices as well, and has decided that upgrading to Android 5.0.2 isn’t the way to go. Instead, Motorola will upgrade the handsets straight to Android 5.1. This is the same strategy that the company utilized with the DROID Turbo, so seeing Motorola follow their own steps with the first-gen Moto X, E and G LTE isn’t all that shocking.
Of course, while this is good news for owners of the handsets, Schuster was not forthcoming on an actual release date for Android 5.1. That means that while Motorola plans on upgrading the devices to that particular version, there’s no telling just when that will happen.
At least it’s something to look forward to.