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Moto X (2nd Gen) Android 5.1 Update - The Features & Bug Fixes To Wait For

Question asked by Jason Estibeiro in #Gadgets on Mar 21, 2015
Jason Estibeiro
Jason Estibeiro · Mar 21, 2015
Rank C2 - EXPERT
While most of us are still getting acquainted with Android’s Lollipop version, the 2nd generation of Moto X is all geared up to get a new update to Lollipop. It is no secret that the users are facing some significant issues with the Android 5.0 OS. Maybe that is why Android has quickly come up with the Android 5.1 update and they are all ready to soak test it with the Moto X 2014 in the coming few weeks. Let’s look at the important updates and bug fixes that Android 5.1 has to offer.

Notifications and Interruptions
If you set your alarm at any time within next 12 hours and select the ‘No Interruption’ option, then you won’t get any notifications (messages or anything else) by the time the alarm rings. One other important change that this update is bringing is the ability to change notification volume while watching a media like a video. Along with the volume control of the media, there will be a bell icon clicking on which would bring up the notification volume controls. Additionally, if you see a heads-up notification then instead of clicking the dismiss button you can swipe up to dismiss the notification from your screen. This notification would be present in notification tray and can be dismissed later.

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Quick Settings and Camera
If you are an Android Lollipop user, you know that if you need to connect to a separate Wi-Fi point or a different Bluetooth device than your latest one, you need to click on the name to select the required point/device. In the Android 5.1 update, there will be a pull-down menu on the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth tile which will allow quick access to required point of connection. Also the conditional settings tile like ‘Invert colours’ or ‘Hotspot’ that shows up if you use it constantly can be removed by long pressing on the tile, a facility not available in Android 5.0.

The new update will improve the responsiveness of the front camera of the phone and will reduce noise in case of low-light shots

Performance and Lockscreen
Android operating system’s application runtime environment Android Runtime (ART) has been improved in the update and will work faster leading to quick launch time of applications.

Keeping in mind those who often switch to the ‘Ambient Display’ option, in the update, the minimum swipe distance has been increased to reduce accidental interactions.

Additionally, there are some bug fixes like Chrome crashing on launch, Calculator floating point applications and general stability improvements that the Android 5.1 update will offer. Please check this link to see a full list of updates and bug fixes.

Source: Motorola Posted in: #Gadgets
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal · Mar 21, 2015
Rank A2 - PRO
Funny isn't it ? Low budget (Moto E) and budget phones(Moto G) got Lollipop months ago before high-end flagship Moto X.
Well, Motorola learnt a lesson : Choose SoC wisely! 😁
Jason Estibeiro
Jason Estibeiro · Mar 21, 2015
Rank C2 - EXPERT
Abhishek Rawal
Funny isn't it ? Low budget (Moto E) and budget phones(Moto G) got Lollipop months ago before high-end flagship Moto X.
Well, Motorola learnt a lesson : Choose SoC wisely! 😁
@Abhishek Rawal - Moto X (2nd gen) received the lollipop update much before Moto G (1st gen & 2nd gen) and Moto E (2nd gen) could get the taste of lollipop. That was version 5.0.2. This update is version 5.1.
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal · Mar 21, 2015
Rank A2 - PRO
Jason Estibeiro
@Abhishek Rawal - Moto X (2nd gen) received the lollipop update much before Moto G (1st gen & 2nd gen) and Moto E (2nd gen) could get the taste of lollipop. That was version 5.0.2. This update is version 5.1.
Screenshot from 2015-03-22 07:02:01
This tweet was on 10 Feb 2015, when Moto G already received 5.0.2 and E was in soak test.
It took a lot more time for Motorola kernel team to support S4 Pro. Meanwhile, 5.1 was going to release. They didn't pushed 5.0.2 in all Moto X, many DSDS devices were left aside due to freaking S4 Pro. They directly delivered 5.1 when Google released it, just because X users stops whining about Lollipop.
BTW in Cyanogen git the kernel source base for X is already there since January and official nightlies are available too.

Edit : Okay I've mistaken Moto X Gen2 with Gen1. Apologies.

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