A little over a week ago, Motorola’s David Schuster took to Google+ to tell us that if the soak tests went smoothly, the Moto X (1st Gen.) would receive its Android 5.1 Lollipop update sometime very soon. It looks like all of the company’s tests have gone well over the past week, because Android 5.1 is now officially rolling out for U.S. and Brazil retail devices, along with units on Rogers in Canada. Users who own a carrier variant in the U.S. will still need to wait a bit longer for the update, but folks who own an unlocked device will get the update right away.
Android 5.1 contains a number of much-needed bug fixes and performance improvements, along with a few other notable changes. You’ll now be able to manage your Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth connections directly from the device’s quick settings, and you should notice a few other improvements to the screen pinning functionality, system volume controls, and much more. If you’re interested in learning about what other changes are present in the 5.1 update, be sure to check out the video attached below.
Schuster recently let us know that Android 5.1 soak tests for the Moto X (2013 and 2014) were just beginning to roll out in regions such as Australia, Hong Kong, Italy and many others. Moto X owners in these regions should receive the update sometime next week.
Be sure to let us know once you receive the update!