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2014 Moto X Lollipop release notes posted, taken down quickly

Update: Looks like that page wasn't meant to be in the public eye just yet, and it's been pulled for now.

Original story: Motorola has posted the release notes for Lollipop on the 2014 Moto X today. We're excited. You're excited. This means the update is likely ready for a rollout, at least to soak testers.

Lollipop on the Moto X will be pretty much what everyone has expected — mostly stock Android 5.0. The release notes mention things like app pinning and changes to the recent apps list, as well as things like modifications to Moto Assist that will work with Android 5.0 features so that they work with the new notifications and smart lock.

There's no indication of when we'll see any updates for the X, but we're betting they are getting close to doing something. If you're in the latest soak test, you know exactly why we're saying this. In the meantime, we're waiting as patiently as we can.

Source: Motorola (opens in new tab)

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

71 Comments
  • *Slow Clap*
    Good on ya, Motorola. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So ready. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It'shappening.gif Posted via the Android Central App
  • Great on Motorola!! How sad will it be if the Moto X gets it before my Nexus 5 does....
  • Apparently some already are beginning. http://phandroid.com/2014/11/07/moto-x-2nd-gen-now-receiving-android-5-0... Posted via Android Central App
  • i'm betting moto x gets it before we can actually order neus 6's from google play.
  • Seems like the Moto G 2014 is also getting ready for a soak test!
    https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_deta...
  • Motorola is beating Google to the punch. Still waiting with my N5. Posted via Android Central App
  • And you will until the 6 is released I think Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • I am assuming that Moto had the code since it made the new Nexus and LG who made the Nexus 5 did not? HTC probably has it from the Nexus 9
  • However telephony stuff is missing from the N9. Posted from my Motorola Moto G.
  • Motorola did the same last year.. And last year nexus was made by lg
  • Motorola was also a Google company last year. They most likely had access to even earlier code than LG Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • The Nexus 5 had three dev previews. If anything held the N5 up, it was probably the WiFi battery draining bug. Also, I'm pretty sure Google gave the code out to many OEMs for the sake of quick updates.
  • We all know that this version is gonna come quick for moto(and the others realistically). I want to see next year's under lenovo. Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • I know it's ridiculous, it honestly kind of defeats one of the purposes of owning a Nexus device. Posted via Android Central App
  • There are a lot of things that defeat that!!! Ahahahahahahah Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not ridiculous at all. Nobody forced anybody to own a Nexus, and nobody forced Nexus owners to feel so entitled either. Posted from my Droid Turbo, Kelly and Ozone
  • I think the Nexus 6 and 9 will be the last Nexus devices. It seems obvious to me that Google is winding down the program (partially by sabotaging it with high prices and mediocre quality) and doesn't really give 2 you know what's about anyone who has purchased a Nexus device.
  • It seems obvious to me that Google is winding down the program (partially by sabotaging it with high prices and mediocre quality) Ridiculous statement, if anything this year shows Google doubling down on the Nexus program. Pushing it on all major US carriers along with a high end tablet. Just because the price is too high for you (and I won't even touch the mediocre statement, since I am pretty sure you pulled that one ot of your "you know what") doesn't mean they are trying to sabotage anything. They are clearly trying to get Nexus devices into as many hands as possible this year, pretty much the exact opposite of winding down.
  • Exactly. Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • I love Motorola. I hope Lenovo keeps this up. Vanilla Android + USEFUL enhancements is the way to go, imo. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think that's everybody's opinion. The argument is what is useful. Posted from my Droid Turbo, Kelly and Ozone
  • Motorola apps are very useful, while being non intrusive. Posted from my Motorola Moto G.
  • Yes most of Motorola's features are useful, but some of the added stuff I could really do without. Especially that stupid home mode in assist. Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • I don't use home mode either. I do however use driving and sleeping. As an overall app, Assist is amazing. Posted from my Motorola Moto G.
  • Smh, while its great for Moto users it's stinks for Nexus users. Seriously, the purpose of owning a Nexus for speedy updates is clearly diminished. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Because somehow you will now get updates slower because of this? Posted from my Droid Turbo, Kelly and Ozone
  • It's totally disgusting how not being the first by a few days, if that's what happens, diminishes your purpose in life. There are some serious sickos and self indulgent babies in our midst. Bwaaa Boo Hoo
    Seriously?
  • Don't try to sugarcoat it. All hope is lost.
  • Lol
  • +1 Posted via Android Central App
  • Jimbo,tell us how you REALLY feel!!!! Lol Posted via the Galaxy Note 4
  • I really like this phone everytime I see it. Why can't T-Mobile carry it so I can jump program it. Posted via Android Central App w/G2
  • T-Mobile does carry it. It's my daily driver.
  • Moto is the new nexus!
  • Now give it to the Moto X 2013. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You are exactly on the money!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • LOL Go Motorola.
  • Already loved this phone. Love it more now.
    #beforenexus
  • Why are nexus owners complaining? It hasn't officially rolled out. They could both end up rolling out on the 12th, or nexus on the 12th, moto on the 14th. All the article said was they're close to rolling out, we already know the nexus is "close" as well. Also if the nexus update was pulled due to a battery drain issue, how do you guys know the x won't have that issue. In the past days, Sony, LG and Sammy have all released renders or pics, but nobody gave a timeframe. Ijs, EVERY manufacturer is "close" to having a finished update at this point, depending on what your definition of "close" is Posted via...The One
  • Because Nexus owners are generally entitled whiners. Posted from my Droid Turbo, Kelly and Ozone
  • Nah. Posted via the Moto X Pure Edition
  • lol Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
  • Google hasn't even fixed the final bugs yet in lollipop. Moto needs to wait first til Google's done fixing them before releasing the update. Posted via the Android Central App
  • All Motorola needs to do is make sure their devices are working. Apparently it's okay.
  • Stop believing everything you read. Especially from people who would rather be first than correct. :)
  • Amen. That's why I love AC. They may not be the first to post a story, but I can always rely on the accuracy of the information. I cannot say the same for some other tech sites. Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • +1 Posted from my Motorola Moto G.
  • Happy to own a Moto X and Nexus 7. Updates soon Posted via the Android Central App
  • So has anyone actually got it? Or just another survey? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I haven't got it yet but I got another email this morning Posted via the Android Central App
  • But the soak is being rolled out via android police Posted via the Android Central App
  • What's with all the Nexus butthurt? Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
  • I mean they're supposed to be the first ones with the updates, can't blame them too much Posted via the Moto X Pure Edition
  • Where is it said that they are to be first? I believe the promise was fast updates direct from Google. Not necessarily first. It will never happen but imagine the level of hurt that would happen if the S5 got it before the N5. It would be apocalyptic Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • bricks will be shat...
  • Entitlement. Thanks Obama! Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • lol Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
  • Nonexus,what does Obama have to do with this? quite frankly, I'm tired of the disrespect shown to this president and bush was never treated with such disdain by either party. Posted via the Galaxy Note 4
  • Psst...it's called a joke. Posted via the Moto X Pure Edition
  • It is such a shame battery life on this phone sucks, I really wanted it Posted via the Android Central App
  • It really doesn't though. I use it a lot too. Coming from a person who went through 3 batteries a day with the GS3. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The battery life isn't even close to 'sucks'. Is it mind blowingly epic? No. Does it get the average person through the day? And then some.
  • I think users of this site probably use their phones quite a bit more than the average person throughout the day, though. Geeks gonna geek.
  • I can't wait for the update to hit my 2013 model Moto X Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • I have a Nexus 5, and honestly, I could care less who gets the update first. Don't get me wrong, timely updates are one of the reasons I've been using Nexus devices since the Nexus S. But the main reason is, I prefer Google's vision of the software. So if the Moto X users get it first, fantastic. It's not as if I'm going to be waiting until next March. I just want it to be a painless, and bug free experience. And if the OTA doesn't come as fast as I'd like, I can always flash it. Patience folks. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1 to that. Coming from a GS3 with upto six-month lagtime for updates, I'd prefer to have a bug-free release over being the first. I know, I'll beat my GS3 update schedule every time. Patience is indeed a virtue.
  • Android L is looking like a game changer . It is crazy how far android has come while still staying true to the ethos of "something for everyone" Posed via Nokia 3310 smartphone
  • My Moto G (2013) is SOOOO ready!
  • Google Cache comes to the rescue:
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:eNF_ZAxr7CQJ:https:...