First-generation Motorola Moto X is updated to Android 5.1 in three countries

First-generation Motorola Moto X is updated to Android 5.1 in three countries
A few days ago, a Google+ post from Motorola software product manager David Schuster alerted us to the prospect that the Android 5.1 update would soon be pushed out for the first-generation and second-generation Motorola Moto X. This evening, Schuster followed up with another Google+ post announcing that Android 5.1 had started rolling out in three countries for the OG Moto X.

The update has been sent out OTA to U.S. and Brazilian retail units, and for Rogers customers in Canada totin' the model. Since the update takes the device from Android 4.4.4 to Android 5.1, it includes Lock Screen notifications, Material Design, the new Recent Apps page, the Quick Settings flashlight, enhancements to Quick Settings, the ability to open multiple user accounts, screen pinning, Battery Saving Mode, 64-bit ART compiler that opens apps faster, and the Smart Lock that allows a trusted device to unlock your handset.


Motorola recommends that you be connected to a Wi-Fi network while downloading and installing the update, and that your battery be charged to at least 50%. Because the update is being sent out on a staggered basis, it might take several days before you receive it. 


source: Motorola, +DavidSchuster via AndroidandMe

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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)

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38 Comments

1. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Finally.

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No joke, right?

25. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

LOL you guys let us know how the update goes; any new improvements, especially the battery, or is it going to be loaded with a bunch of new bugs. I'm sure as Verizon folks will be the last ones to get it, as usual.

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Verizon was the very first to update the Moto X to 4.4, as in about a week after the KK source code was released.

34. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

True story, I was part of that Soak test, aside from Nexus devices, we got 4.4.4 before anyone else. A shocker I'm sure.

38. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You are correct Smurf, but didn't Google owned the company then? We are talking about Lenovo now, and updates are not flowing as readily.

39. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Valid argument, though I remain cautiously optimistic and hope that the recent slacking on Motorola's release of the latest updates was the result of them ironing out the reported bugs with the OS experienced on other devices. This is all an assumption on my part and only time will tell if they will continue to strive to release timely updates for their Moto brand.

28. waddup121 unregistered

That's good to see.

3. SremmLife

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Has anyone installed this OTA yet? Just want to make sure its working well before I install it on mine

4. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Come on.... Update 2013 Vz Moto X!!!!

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm on the same network, with the same phone, waiting for the same update.... but I have to ask, how long do you intend to hold onto your phone? It's nearly 2 years old now and you have to be thinking about updating pretty soon.... right? I love my 2013 Moto X, but I'm a tech nerd and I'm always excited about the latest and greatest and I'm excited to see what this alleged 5.7" Moto X is all about.

20. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I'm downloading the update as I type. I have the 2013 T-Mobile version

22. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Let us know how it works.... I'm awaiting the update on my 2013 VZW Moto X....

36. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, I'm checking several times a day... it's a sad state to say the least. So far nothing to report.... Other than the fact that it says that there's an update but each time I click to update, I get a message that says software is up to date.... this has been going on for several weeks and has been reported online by other Motorola users. They're such a tease.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You should update to a better phone.

10. tedkurd unregistered

I mean...its a start

19. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Yes finally got it!

21. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

How is it? Reports on Droid-life say that it is buggy and causes the battery to drain at a higher than normal rate...

23. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

It is more responsive and I love it so far. As to battery life and bugs, its too early to say.

24. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Well no bugs so far

26. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

COOL! Ill still be waiting a while on the update for my VZW 2013 Moto X though...

33. dodger

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

I agree with blazee as far as the new update being more responsive, as of this writing it appears that the battery life last longer. It may be my imagination but it's seem brighter in sunlight. So far I'm happy with the update.

37. ultrasound

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 29, 2014

Android M possibly?

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