Changelist appears for first-generation Motorola Moto X Android 5.1 update

Changelist appears for first-generation Motorola Moto X Android 5.1 update
Motorola has already announced that it will update the first-generation Moto models from Android 4.4.4 directly to Android 5.1. Today, a changelist has been posted in Portugese for the Android 5.1 update heading to the first-gen Motorola Moto X. The changelist is posted on Motorola's Brazilian website, where the update is soon expected to rollout.

Because the update takes the first-gen Moto X directly from KitKat to Android 5.1, it includes all of the features we saw in Android 5.0 and those from Android 5.1 including Material Design animations, Lock Screen notifications, Smart Lock which allows you to unlock your phone when paired with a Android Wear powered device, and the 64-bit ART compiler which will open apps faster.

Also part of the update is the Battery Saving Mode which limits apps running in the background to extend your battery life, a new battery setting panel which shows how much time is remaining until your battery is dead and how much time is left until it is fully charged. The new Recent Apps menu is part of the update, and Quick Settings will now appear with a two-finger slide down from any page. Speaking of Quick Settings, a new flashlight feature can be found on that page.

This will be a good example of what to expect when Motorola starts updating the first-gen Moto handsets and the Verizon exclusive Motorola DROID Turbo from Android 4.4.4 to Android 5.1 like it has promised.

source: MotorolaBrazil (translated) via STJSGadgets

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)



1. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

That Portugese at the beginning tho

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Sweet! Now I'm going to be keeping an eye on my email waiting to see if I receive an invite for a soak test.

3. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Great as it may be, I probably will wait and see. Once you upgrade, from what I understand, you can't go back.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That's a pretty rational decision, especially with how many articles have been getting posted as of late regarding issue after issue with both iOS and Android updates. Me on the other hand am an early adapter (At least when it doesn't impact my wallet) and I will probably be the one to have to deal with all the bugs and glitches that are being reported. Though in the past year, I have been extremely happy with my Moto X and I have faith that Motorola will release the update with fixes to all the reported issues like they claim they were going to.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I still have my first-gen Moto X and I'm excited for the Lollipop update, but KitKat is so smooth and enjoyable that I'm definitely going to do some research before updating. You can give us a little insight if you're going to be doing the soak test...

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You bet I will.... that being said, I'm still waiting for an invite, so far nothing to report in my email except bills and spam.

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