Update – Turns out that the post by Motorola Germany was a fake. The Facebook page was not the official one, according to Motorola.
Whenever Apple releases a major iOS update, like iOS 6 to iOS 7, iOS 7 to iOS 8 and so on, for the most part most iOS users know that their devices will be largely compatible with the update and that they can expect to receive it when it has been released. Android, on the other hand, is a different story as some OEMs might chose to ignore certain updates, usually citing hardware as one of the reasons.
That being said, if you’re the owner of a Moto X or Moto G, you might be pleased to learn that Motorola has confirmed that both these handsets will be compatible and eligible for the Android “L” update. This was confirmed by Motorola Germany in a post on Facebook which revealed that the update will be arriving in the autumn of 2014, although we’re not sure if this is autumn for Germany, or autumn for the US which is also known as fall.
In any case both the Moto X and Moto G will be joining the likes of the HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 as handsets that have been confirmed to receive the update whenever it is released. Unfortunately Google has yet to give us a specific release date for the Android “L” update, but given that Motorola expects their handsets to be updated in the fall, we guess we can expect it around that time.
As for HTC, the Taiwanese company promised that the update will be released to their handsets within 90 days of the update being made available to the public, which means that HTC users could potentially be in for a slightly longer wait.
|Key Specs||Motorola Moto X||Motorola Moto G|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.7 GHz||Snapdragon 400, 1.2 GHz|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||64 GB||16 GB|
|Megapixels||10 MP||5 MP|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2200 mAh||2070 mAh|
|Complete product data||Motorola Moto X Full specs||Motorola Moto G Full specs|