U.S. carriers such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular are rolling out Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Moto X (Gen 2). On June 30, Motorola’s senior director for software product management, David Schuster, proclaimed that the Android 5.1 Lollipop will be coming to Moto X (Gen 2) users, and now several U.S. carriers have started releasing the firmware.
Verizon was the first to release the Android 5.1 firmware version 23.16.3.victara_verizon.verizon.en.USvzw, states Phandroid. AT&T, too, announced the arrival of Android 5.1 OTA update for its Moto X (2014) users. GSM Arena claims that the update is also available for U.S. Cellular.
The owners of Motorola Moto X (2014) Pure Edition made available through T-Mobile have been receiving the Android 5.1 Lollipop update since last month, claims 9to5 Google. According to Phandroid, the Android 5.1 Lollipop mostly brings bug fixes for preceding versions of Android.
With the arrival of the Android 5.1 Lollipop update, the volume controls will become easier to access. It will allow users to quickly manage Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections through drop-down menus.
The Android 5.1 also brings a new reset-protection that will not let unauthorized users to use a stolen or lost Moto X (2014) handset, even when all the data is completely removed from the device. In order to reset the device, the original Google account credentials are required to be entered.
The price of the unlocked Moto X (Gen 2) has been slashed and Motorola is now selling the device with a price tag of $299 along with a chance to customize the handset with Moto Maker for free within a trial period of 30 days.
If buyers are not satisfied with the customized design, the company is offering another free chance to design the handset. Customers still not satisfied with the Moto X (2014) even after the second chance, the manufacturer will provide a full refund to them.
The Moto X (2014) is expected to soon get replaced by the purported Moto X (Gen 3). As of this writing, there is no confirmation on the third-generation model from the manufacturer.