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First-gen Moto X, E and G LTE to skip directly to Android 5.1

According to a Motorola representative, the handset maker will focus its upgrade efforts on the latest release of Android.

The first-gen Moto X should soon see an Android 5.1 update. Sarah Tew/CNET

Sorry, first-gen Moto X owners, you won't be seeing an Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Not to worry, though, you'll soon be right back on track with the 5.1 release. In fact, the same goes for a couple of other models, too.

According to Motorola's David Schuster, the first-generation Moto X, Moto E and select Moto G LTE models will skip Android 5.0 and update directly to Android 5.1 release.

Motorola employed a similar tactic for the Droid Turbo , skipping an already-outdated version of Android in favor of the most recent OS version.

There is no indication when the software update will roll out for the respective models; it will likely be a few more weeks at the least. Google has only recently made the 5.1 release available, and it takes some time for vendors to test their new OS builds in the real world, especially if they're adding a layer of their own custom software on top.

On a positive note, Motorola is known for a stripped-down and nearly stock Android experience. This means it takes less time to put the platform through its paces, ensuring it plays nicely with its hardware and preloaded apps.

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Motorola bypasses Android 5.0 for something newer. Screenshot by Scott Webster/CNET