1. Makai5's Avatar
    I am definitely going to be getting the Moto X when it comes out. But does anyone no if it will get updates like Google Nexus phones do?
    It is not worth it if it falls behind like all other phones UNFORTUNATELY. Part of being an Android lover is suffering heart break sometimes.
    08-13-2013 11:24 PM
  2. Greg C's Avatar
    I found a couple articles for you. I'm sure it will be updated much sooner then a Samsung, HTC and etc.

    Moto X sold on Play Store wont be Google Play edition, will keep custom software | Android and Me


    A 'Google Play' version of the Moto X is coming soon | The Verge



    I am definitely going to be getting the Moto X when it comes out. But does anyone no if it will get updates like Google Nexus phones do?
    It is not worth it if it falls behind like all other phones UNFORTUNATELY. Part of being an Android lover is suffering heart break sometimes.
    08-14-2013 01:21 AM
  3. TechTinker's Avatar
    Even though everyone says Motorola is terrible with updates, my experience is that they been rather good, just slowed down with the carriers. Its not going to get nexus-fast updates, but with its near-stock software I expect new android versions will be ok'd quickly. But the Moto x is still a carrier-device and they control when the update rolls out.
    08-14-2013 01:49 AM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    I agree, it'll probably be a far cry from Nexus updates, given that Motorola says that they're not getting any early peeks at code, etc. That being said, there are not a lot of modifications to their software other than added features, so it is probably easier for them to execute updates when compared to TouchWiz or Sense devices that are much thicker rewrites.
    08-14-2013 04:27 AM
  5. Woosh's Avatar
    I'd guess slow ish updates. First the carrier needs to approve them. Which takes forever. Then if there is any truth to the fact that only Nexus handset makers get early access to code, that means Moto has no such advantage. Yes its near stock build but its not completely stock and without early access it certainly won't be as fast as Nexus edition phones.

    I think it'll be faster when the unlocked version comes and doesn't need to wait on carriers to approve. Depending on your network obviously.
    08-14-2013 07:45 AM
  6. mattopotamus's Avatar
    Well considering it is not on 4.3 and is just being released, it will probably be similar to all other carrier phones. It will go through the manufactures, carriers, and then to you. A google play edition, probably stipped down to nearly a nexus, would get updates faster...much faster. The GPE got 4.3 about 2 weeks after the nexus line. A dev. edition does not necessarily mean faster updates. I think the Dev. Edition HTC ONE got the update for 4.2.2 after the carrier versions.
    08-14-2013 09:26 AM
  7. Pollster's Avatar
    It's just a decision. I also love Android and love watching the progress and being in on that. That, however, doesn't make it necessary.

    Yeah, plenty of phones stop updating before we would like them to. However, most of them stop on a version at or near the best version they can run without opening the door for new functionality that might not run so great. So sure, you wind up pining after a version you don't have, but you also don't need it.

    If, like me, you actually do need it no matter what, you gotta go Nexus or be ready to upgrade your hardware more often. If I really like this phone and need to stay on Verizon, I may be transitioning from Nexus to upgrading hardware more often. At least these are my "problems" and not a hut buried by a mudslide.
    08-14-2013 12:03 PM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    Even though everyone says Motorola is terrible with updates, my experience is that they been rather good, just slowed down with the carriers. Its not going to get nexus-fast updates, but with its near-stock software I expect new android versions will be ok'd quickly. But the Moto x is still a carrier-device and they control when the update rolls out.
    Exactly. What devices from 2011 are running Jelly Bean (officially)? My Bionic is. The Xoom is too.
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    08-14-2013 12:08 PM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    I am definitely going to be getting the Moto X when it comes out. But does anyone no if it will get updates like Google Nexus phones do?
    It is not worth it if it falls behind like all other phones UNFORTUNATELY. Part of being an Android lover is suffering heart break sometimes.
    It would help if you actually mentioned which features of Android 4.3 are "needed" for you on the Moto X.
    08-14-2013 12:09 PM
  10. roadkizzle's Avatar
    It would help if you actually mentioned which features of Android 4.3 are "needed" for you on the Moto X.
    The only thing that I know of is the Trim software to help helps the phone stay running as smoothly as the day you get it.
    08-14-2013 12:36 PM
  11. ultravisitor's Avatar
    oes anyone no if it will get updates like Google Nexus phones do?
    Nothing gets updates like the Nexus phones. Not even the Google Edition phones. If you want Nexus speed updates, then your only real option is a Nexus.
    Ry, Greg C, ConTejas and 1 others like this.
    08-14-2013 01:26 PM
  12. asanatheist's Avatar
    Motorola took about almost a year for the Atrix 4G update, by that time I think we are already on well past 2.6. Expect no less specially when taking carriers into consideration.
    08-14-2013 01:38 PM
  13. roadkizzle's Avatar
    Motorola took about almost a year for the Atrix 4G update, by that time I think we are already on well past 2.6. Expect no less specially when taking carriers into consideration.
    What? The Atrix 4g was released in March 2011. Its 2.3 Gingerbread (the last phone update before 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) was in July 2011. A far cry from a year wait.

    That said, Motorola did back out on updating it to ICS at the last minute which left a lot of people with a bad taste in their mouth.
    08-14-2013 02:19 PM
  14. asanatheist's Avatar
    What? The Atrix 4g was released in March 2011. Its 2.3 Gingerbread (the last phone update before 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) was in July 2011. A far cry from a year wait.

    That said, Motorola did back out on updating it to ICS at the last minute which left a lot of people with a bad taste in their mouth.
    Ah yes that's right. Thanks for reminding me. They had cancelled the ICS after almost a year of promising it, I forgot they never did officially release it.
    I had rooted/flashed to ICS but was never stable. Sorry for the mix up.
    08-14-2013 02:34 PM
  15. roadkizzle's Avatar
    That is a legitimate gripe, and I also loaded an ICS rom myself for the phone. Which my only complaint was that Motorola never released the code for the fingerprint scanner so as far as my understanding it never worked on other ROMs.
    08-14-2013 02:38 PM
  16. Strawdawg's Avatar
    don't believe they had been bought by Google at that point so they may be encouraged to support their phones more today. Given the thin skin on Android on the X, it may be easier to mod than some of the older phones. On the other hand, no matter how fast they issue it, there is still ATT to consider
    hodan likes this.
    08-14-2013 02:51 PM
  17. Astrotrain00's Avatar
    That was my thought as well. There's a lot riding on this phone for Moto, plus with the new owner, I don't see how they would not support it for quite awhile moving forward. Of course it will get 4.3. Probably Key Lime. I don't think it would be unrealistic to see some camera software tweaks and a peek notification 2.0 at some point letting you see multiple notifications up top from Moto as well. No sources, just a few guesses.
    08-14-2013 03:41 PM
  18. jephanie's Avatar
    My guess (or hope) is that this device is 1) very close to stock and 2) very high stakes/high profile and would thus be a priority device for software updates.
    08-14-2013 07:23 PM
  19. asanatheist's Avatar
    That is a legitimate gripe, and I also loaded an ICS rom myself for the phone. Which my only complaint was that Motorola never released the code for the fingerprint scanner so as far as my understanding it never worked on other ROMs.
    Did it ever really work? Took many tries for me with my normal sized fingers.
    Lol.
    08-14-2013 07:49 PM
  20. roadkizzle's Avatar
    Did it ever really work? Took many tries for me with my normal sized fingers.
    Lol.
    The fingerprint scanner always worked really well for me. It would almost always work on my first try, and the rest of the time it would take just a couple of swipes. I used it all the time especially when I couldn't take my eyes off whatever task I was doing but receive a text or email.
    08-14-2013 07:56 PM
  21. Greg C's Avatar
    I had the Motorola Atrix. Motorola stated that it would receive the ICS 4.0 update. I waited and waited and nothing. Motorola decided that the Atrix would not receive the ICS update. That's when I decided to jump ship and get the Nexus 4. I am definitely a fan of the Nexus line now.

    Motorola took almost a year for the Atrix 4G update, by that time I think we are already on well past 2.6. Expect no less specially when taking carriers into consideration.
    08-15-2013 04:35 AM
  22. Rule9's Avatar
    What? The Atrix 4g was released in March 2011. Its 2.3 Gingerbread (the last phone update before 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) was in July 2011. A far cry from a year wait.

    That said, Motorola did back out on updating it to ICS at the last minute which left a lot of people with a bad taste in their mouth.
    That particular fiasco has made me run to Nexus phones ever since. Also, their were a ton of issues with Gingerbread and Motoblur. It broke my battery meter permanently. Months later Moto releases a statement to not use a usb port to charge if you're below 15% or it'll F up your battery meter. Yeah thanks...
    08-15-2013 10:09 AM
  23. asanatheist's Avatar
    That particular fiasco has made me run to Nexus phones ever since. Also, their were a ton of issues with Gingerbread and Motoblur. It broke my battery meter permanently. Months later Moto releases a statement to not use a usb port to charge if you're below 15% or it'll F up your battery meter. Yeah thanks...
    Motoblur looked good on paper but what an utter utter failure. The Atrix 4G is what led me to seem comfort in the iOS ecosystem for some time, and burnt me out of android. I tried android now and then unsuccessfully.
    08-15-2013 12:35 PM
  24. hodan's Avatar
    The only phones that will ever receive reasonable updates are Nexus devices, and Google Play edition phones.

    All phones tied to a carrier will get updates at the carrier's whim. And unfortunately, our carriers make more money by refusing to update our phones - because then we just buy new phones with the newest software.

    So, in my opinion, NO the Moto X will not get timely updates.
    08-15-2013 11:00 PM
  25. newsman787's Avatar
    I had the Motorola Atrix. Motorola stated that it would receive the ICS 4.0 update. I waited and waited and nothing. Motorola decided that the Atrix would not receive the ICS update. That's when I decided to jump ship and get the Nexus 4. I am definitely a fan of the Nexus line now.
    Had same experience. Hope Motorola more update conscious now and sticks to commitments on updates.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    Greg C and Aquila like this.
    08-16-2013 01:50 AM

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