Back in 2013, Motorola launched the Moto X smartphone which while did not pack the highest-end hardware, it did come with a barrage of pretty handy features and customization options that made it a treat for users. The fact that it also came with a near-stock version of Android was well-appreciated.
That being said, with the next-gen Moto X and Moto G which presumably will be made by Lenovo once they have officially acquired the company, will Lenovo be attempting to install their own UI on the devices like other OEMs? Or will they continue Google’s strategy by offering up a near-stock version of Android? Thankfully for fans of Motorola, it looks like the latter will be the course of action.
In a recent Google Hangouts video (see video above), Punit Soni, the VP of Software at Motorola, answered some questions where one of the questions was regarding software on future Moto X and Moto G handsets. It was asked if either device will continue sporting near-stock versions of Android, to which Soni answered with a definite yes. According to him, “the core premise of the software strategy is making sure we have pure Android, and that we can provide the best experience to users.”
That being said we have no idea when the next-gen Moto X or Moto G will be released. There have been talks about a certain Moto X+1 which is said to be the next-gen Moto X, but as far as the Moto G is concerned, so far we’ve only seen variations of the device, but given its success, we expect Lenovo will want to keep it alive.