Moto X (Gen 2) Set to Receive Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

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Moto X (Gen 2) Set to Receive Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

Motorola will soon be rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update to the Moto X (Gen 2) smartphone. As reported earlier, the Android 5.1 Lollipop update focuses on notifications, settings option, camera and overall performance.

As per the change log on Motorola's website, the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Moto X (Gen 2) handset will let users block interruptions until the next alarm, alter notification volume controls while media is playing, dismiss a head-up notification and swipe it up to remove it from the screen.

Besides a new pull-down menu for quickly selecting different Wi-Fi access points or paired Bluetooth devices, post the update, Moto X (Gen 2) users would also be able to hide conditional setting tiles in case they are using features like 'Invert Colours' or 'Hotspot'. The Android 5.1 Lollipop update will also reduce noise in low-light shots and will bring improved responsiveness of the front-facing camera viewfinder, Motorola claims. Improvements in ART (Android Run Time), which will result in faster opening of apps, is also included.

Post the update, if your device is lost or stolen, it will stay locked until you sign in with your Google account, even if someone resets it to factory settings. A number of other bug fixes included in the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Moto X (Gen 2) deal with handset's Wi-Fi, Chrome browser crashes, Bluetooth discovery and more.

It is worth mentioning that Android 5.1 Lollipop has already been rolled out to Google Nexus 6 and recently started rolling out to Google Nexus 5 as well.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent performance
  • Good battery life
  • Decent camera
  • Innovative voice and gesture features
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Display5.20-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 801
Front Camera2-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM2GB
Storage16GB
Battery Capacity2300mAh
OSAndroid 4.4.4
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
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