Motorola will supply over-the-air updates to the Moto X, not carriers
We're live from Motorola's press event in New York City, where the Google-owned company has just announced substantial news to combat Android fragmentation. Instead of sending over-the-air updates to the Moto X through carriers, Motorola says it will do so itself, cutting out the middle-man.
Sending updates through carriers to devices has often been a problem for Android devices, as carriers take their sweet time to add their own bloatware. A prime example is the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, which Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean took many more months to reach compared to other carrier versions of the Galaxy Nexus.
With the Moto X being available on five carriers in the US, this is a welcomed move by Motorola to keep things flowing. Apart from the typical Android updates, Motorola says its new touchless control feature will be updated every two months.
Carriers will still have to approve the updates.
Check out our hands-on with the Moto X for more details.