Leaked Screenshots Show Moto X 2014 Running Android 5.0 Lollipop

November 6, 2014 - Written By Nick Terry

First it was the Samsung Galaxy S5, then it was the LG G3, and now it’s the 2014 Moto X. Screenshots of all of these devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop have now been leaked to the public to give us all a general idea of what Android Lollipop will look like on our favorite device. But of course, the 2014 Moto X is the least surprising smartphone to already see builds of Android Lollipop being tested on, after all, last years Moto X received the update to Android KitKat before Google’s own Nexus 4 did.

The leaked screenshots of the 2014 Moto X come from Phandroid, who received the screenshots from a source that they desire to keep anonymous. Luckily, one of the screenshots provided was the About Phone page that contains proof that the device being shown is actually a 2014 Moto X. Taking a look at the screenshots, everything we see is pretty close if not exactly the same way Lollipop looks when running on the Nexus 5 or Nexus 6, which isn’t surprising at all considering that the Motorola UI is as close to “stock” Android as you can get.

The only thing that we noticed is different on the Moto X from the Nexus 5 or Nexus 6 is that the mobile connection bars are still the KitKat-styled bars instead of the Lollipop-styled solid icon. But then again, it is important to keep in mind that the build being shown in the screenshots is an early internal test build which means there is a lot of time and opportunity for things to get changed before release. And remember how last years Moto X sported the old and outdated GPS icon at first before finally being switched to the new updated one in an OTA update? Something else we can see from the screenshots is the updated camera UI. The only new things appear to be ever-so-slightly tweaked icons and a new camera shutter time of either 3 or 10 seconds. One last thing we wanted to bring up before we end this article is a question we know a lot of you have probably been wondering ever since Android Lollipop was first announced. Did Motorola decide to stick with their own software or go with Lollipop’s new ambient display and voice actions. The answer is, thankfully, that Motorola has stuck with their own software, at least that’s what Phandroid’s source told them.