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You can get Lollipop on one of 2014’s best Android phones right now

Published Nov 12th, 2014 2:56PM EST
Moto X Moto G Android 5.0 Lollipop
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

It’s a happy day for Motorola fans as the company has just announced that three of its newest devices are being updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop this week, including the “Pure Edition” of one of the year’s best smartphones, the 2014 version of the Moto X. The Pure Edition is the version of the device that runs on stock Android and doesn’t have the awesome software features that we loved so much in our review of the device, so it’s not surprising that it would get Android 5.0 faster than the standard version of the 2014 Moto X.

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The other two devices that are getting Lollipop this week are the U.S. GSM version of the 2014 Moto G and the Global GSM version of the 2014 Moto G. Motorola says that it’s “working hard with our carrier partners to bring this update to more of our devices as soon as we can” so if you bought one of the Moto G devices through your carrier, you may have to wait a bit before you can install the latest software.

Lollipop, which is the biggest Android upgrade ever, is most notable for the new Material Design UI that adds both style and functionality to the platform, although it also has cool battery-saving features and support for 64-bit architecture as well.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.