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:
|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: