It’s a headline that sounds like many you’ve heard before and that’s largely because of the way Motorola handles software updates. Generally they start testing updates in select regions and then gradually broaden that to new areas. Very slowly. Making the necessary revisions and fixes as issues are discovered. But this time they mean it: starting today, every single unlocked Motorola Moto X 2014 (2nd Gen) Pure Edition will be updated to Android 5.1. For real this time.
It was an update that may have taken a little longer than expected, especially from Motorola who normally has a great track record with speedy updates. In fact, they were able to get the initial Android 5.0 Lollipop update out to the Moto X 2nd Gen Pure Edition quicker than even the Nexus 5. Now that’s saying something. Users can expect all the smaller additions from stock Android 5.1, along with added fixins from Motorola like that funky karate chop motion to launch the flashlight.
We perhaps will never know what the hold up was with such a tiny incremental update to 5.1, but we know Motorola was working hard on it. They’ve practically kept us updated on its status the entire time and we must say, Motorola’s transparency and interaction with users on Google+ is refreshing and something we’d like to see more of in Android.
For those curious, you can find everything new in the Android 5.1 update for the Moto X 2nd Gen right here. Those of you with carrier branded Moto X 2014s will have to continue waiting for the update, but hopefully not too much longer. Samsung and their carrier partners were quick the push Android 5.1 for the Galaxy S6 out the door with little delay. We don’t see why Motorola would be any different and in fact, we’re hearing a soak test has already begun for Moto X 2014 owners on Verizon.