Early this week, Google launched new Android One Smartphone in Indonesia with latest 5.1 Lollipop software. Now, the company's former handset making firm Motorola is reportedly testing new OS on Moto G 2014 model.
Tech-Droider has published an exclusive image of Moto G (Gen 2) running the Android 5.1 (build-number: LXY22E2015-2-2), hinting that Motorola has already got hold of the new software from Google and may soon invite users for soak test the way it has always done prior to the pre-mass rollout of OS update for its devices.
Some key improvements expected to feature in Android 5.1 Lollipop include improved RAM and battery management, general improvements in the system like "OK Google" and bug fixes. The most significant feature is the inclusion of the silent mode which was sorely missed in Android v5.0.
It is learnt that the new Android 5.1 Lollipop is expected to first rollout to Google's flagship Android One series smartphones and later, to Nexus series devices.
Despite being exclusive affiliate of the search engine giant, Android One series devices are still waiting to receive the sweet candy flavoured Google mobile OS.
In its bid to counter the negative publicity, the new v5.1 Lollipop OS is slated to be first deployed in all Android One devices that are released in emerging markets in Asia, including India (to Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream Uno and Karbonn Sparkle V), Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in coming weeks.
As of now, only Android One series smartphone that were unveiled early this week in Indonesia will come with 5.1 Lollipop Out-of-the-box.