Motorola Officially Rolls-out Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA to New Moto G, Moto X Pure Edition devices
Motorola Officially Rolls-out Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA to New Moto G, Moto X Pure Edition devicesThe Official Motorola Blog

Smartphone maker Motorola has reportedly confirmed to release the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop to its flagship handset Moto X (2014) variant soon.

"We are excited to announce a new software update for XT1095 (Moto X 2015 Pure Edition) by Motorola. This update brings Android™ 5.1 Lollipop to your phone along with other improvements," said the company on its official blog.   

According to the blog, the new update brings numerous bug-fixes, which include- Wi-Fi tethering issue, Bluetooth connectivity, CPU wake-locks that result in heavy draining of the battery, chrome crash during launch, deletion of SMSs when SIM memory gets exhausted, and many more.

Some of the improvements include device protection (anti-theft feature), enhancements in Android Runtime (ART) leading to faster application launch times, 'add icons' option in volume settings panel. This option matches with those that will show in the status bar. The update also reduces noise in low-light shots and improves responsiveness of the viewfinder with the front-facing camera to capture good-quality selfies.

As of now, the company has not announced any timeline regarding the Android 5.1 Lollipop release, but it is certain to initiate soak-test by inviting select Moto X (2015) Pure Edition device owners. Once the company is convinced that there are no hidden bugs, Motorola will roll-out the firmware en masse to the public.

Here is the complete list of improvements expected to come to Motorola Moto X (XT1095) Pure Edition after upgrading to Android 5.1 Lollipop:

Notifications & Interruptions Usability improvements include:
  • Block interruptions until your next alarm. This choice will show only when you have an alarm set within the next 12 hours. It will prevent you from missing an alarm when you choose 'No interruptions'.
  • You can choose to enter a scheduled downtime early. For example, if you are going to bed early and change your notification settings, you can choose "Until your downtime ends". This option will be visible when within 4 hours of the scheduled start of your downtime.
  • Adds icons to the volume settings panel that match those that will show in the status bar (None, Priority).
  • You can now alter notification volume controls while media is playing. With the volume controls showing, a tap on the bell icon will bring up notification volume controls.
In addition to dismissing a heads-up notification, you can now swipe it up to remove it from your screen. It will remain in your notifications tray and you can dismiss it later.
Quick Settings You can quickly select different Wi-Fi access points or different paired Bluetooth devices with a new pull-down menu on each tile. Conditional settings tiles that only show if you use the feature - like "Invert Colors" or "Hotspot" - can now be hidden via a long-press on the tile.
Camera Reduces noise in low-light shots and improves responsiveness of the viewfinder with the front-facing camera (selfie).
Device Protection Lost or stolen devices will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account, even if reset to factory settings. Note that you must have a Google account on the device to automatically enable this feature and set a PIN, password or pattern screen lock.
Performance Improvements in the Android Runtime (ART) lead to faster application launch times.
Lockscreen If you have enabled Ambient Display, the minimum swipe distance has increased to reduce accidental interactions.
Bug Fixes Issues fixed in this release include:
  • Clock in the status bar isn't updating and alarms are not going off
  • Can't delete SMS messages when the SIM card is full
  • No ringer audio while making an outgoing call
  • Calculator floating point calculations
  • Chrome crashes on launch
  • Frequent restarts while watching Netflix
  • Wi-Fi will not automatically reconnect to your home Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi not connecting after being idle all night
  • Wi-Fi connection issues with multiple routers in one location
  • Bluetooth discovery is not triggered when you refresh settings
  • CPU wakelocks that contribute to heavier battery drain
  • Connection and synchronization issues with MS Exchange servers
  • Incorrect default APN
  • Can't unlock the SIM with a PIN/PUK code
  • Can't play 'pinned' content
  • General stability improvements
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