The Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the well-received original Motorola Moto X and the Moto X 2014 started rolling out Monday. Only last week, Motorola's David Schuster updated his Google+ account to confirm the release of both the first- and second-generation Moto X models.
Android 5.1 Lollipop Update For Moto X 2014, Moto X 2013
Prior to the rollout of the Android 5.1 Lollipop update, the Moto X underwent carrier-specific soak testing. The rollout targeted devices specific to the U.S., Brazil and Canada. In Canada, the update was sent to Rogers customers. Now Motorola has announced the firmware rollout for both the original Moto X 2013 and the Moto X 2014. Moto X users can expect an over-the-air update anytime now, says Phone Arena.
The Moto X 2014 already got the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. But the original Moto X was left out a longer period of time without any update. With the recent rollout, the original Moto X will directly shift from Android 4.4.4 KitKat to Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Moto X devices comes with a slew of features and improvements. This includes device notifications and interruptions tweaks, brand new drop-down menus specific to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity within the quick settings. In addition, the update includes changes to flashlight, lockscreen and overall performance improvements. Many bug fixes and adjustments are also part of the firmware for the smooth running of the device.
Motorola’s official Website says, “We are excited to announce a new software update for Moto X (2nd Gen.) by Motorola. This update brings Android 5.1 Lollipop to your phone along with other improvements. ... Android 5.1 Lollipop improves stability and provides better control over notifications.”
Meanwhile, 9To5Google says owners of the Moto X 2014 Pure Edition should already be running the Android 5.1 Lollipop update that was rolled out last month.