Screenshots of a Moto X 2014 running Android 5.0 Lollipop have been published online by Phandroid, which appears to have acces to a sneaky source from within Motorola.
The shots confirm the Moto X Android 5.0 Lollipop update is in testing – although that's no surprise given how quick off the mark Motorola is these days with its Android updates.
Features, Features, Features
So what's new? While the Moto X uses a near-vanilla version of Android, Motorola has picked and chosen a new extras that won't stomp on the Moto's precious bits.
For example, there's a new shutter timer in the camera app, but the phone still uses Motorola's custom camera interface rather than the default Google one that ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop as standard.
The drop-down notification bar settings toggles that Lollipop debuted are here, though, and they add easy Chromecast casting and a flashlight function.
The Moto X's lock screen style stays in place, offering the 'glance' notification style rather than forcing you to actually turn the screen on properly. It's a good move, as the Moto's near-always-on notifications are one of the phone's strong points.
Phandroid writes that the current test build of Android 5.0 Lollipop for Moto X doesn't use all the new notification icons you might see on a Nexus 6, but this is all subject to change — it's still in testing after all.
Motorola has confirmed that the Moto X, Moto G and even the dinky Moto E will all get the bump up to Android 5.0 Lollipop, but exactly when they'll arrive is still a mystery.