Motorola has posted the detailed release notes of the Android 5.1 update for the 1st gen and 2nd gen Moto X along with the Moto E on its website today indicating the imminent rollout of the update.
Motorola has posted the changelog for the AT&T as well as the Pure edition 2nd gen Moto X suggesting that the update for both handsets will go out live at nearly the same time.
The full release notes of the Android 5.1 update for the 2nd gen Moto X is below.
|Notifications & Interruptions||Usability improvements include:
|In addition to dismissing a heads-up notification, you can now swipe it up to remove it from your screen. It will remain in your notifications tray and you can dismiss it later.|
|Quick Settings||You can quickly select different Wi-Fi access points or different paired Bluetooth devices with a new pull-down menu on each tile. Conditional settings tiles that only show if you use the feature – like “Invert Colors” or “Hotspot” – can now be hidden via a long-press on the tile.|
|Camera||Reduces noise in low-light shots and improves responsiveness of the viewfinder with the front-facing camera (selfie).|
|Device Protection||Lost or stolen devices will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account, even if reset to factory settings. Note that you must have a Google account on the device to automatically enable this feature and set a PIN, password or pattern screen lock.|
|Performance||Improvements in the Android Runtime (ART) lead to faster application launch times.|
|Lockscreen||If you have enabled Ambient Display, the minimum swipe distance has increased to reduce accidental interactions.|
|Bug Fixes||Issues fixed in this release include:
The Lollipop release notes for the 1st gen Moto X can be found here.
Motorola had announced in early April that the 1st gen Moto X, Moto E and Moto G LTE will be directly updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop thereby completely skipping the Android 5.0 update.