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Motorola Moto X (1st Gen) on Verizon Gets Android 5.1 Lollipop; To Skip 5.1.1 for Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

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September 15
12:47 PM 2015

Motorola's first generation Moto X has been reported lately to get the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop soon but the Lenovo-owned company wants to do it a step at a time. Instead, Motorola and Verizon rolls out the Android 5.1 Lollipop to Moto X (2013) since last week and is currently running. Should Android 6.0 Marshmallow come after and skip 5.1.1 Lollipop?

Following US Cellular's pre-emptive release to the second generation Moto X (2014), Verizon now follows suit by updating the Moto X (2013) smartphone with Android 5.1. US Cellular's 2013 version has remained with Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

For Android fanatics of Motorola, this only means one thing: Moto X (2013) is heading towards bigger upcoming updates. According to rumors, Motorola could also be skipping the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There is no final word from the company however.

Other devices soon receiving software updates from Android OS are DROID Turbo, DROID Maxx, DROID Ultra, DROID Mini, Moto Maxx, Moto E (2014), Moto E (2013), Moto E 4G/LTE (2014), Moto X (2015), Moto X Pro, Moto G (2013), and Moto G (2014). Future releases of Motorola Moto X Style and Moto X Play are expected to run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.

 Android 5.1 Lollipop brings new features, improvements and bug fixes.

  • UI improvements.
  • New interruption controls.
  • Notification volume control access.
  • Factory reset protection.

Meanwhile, the final Lollipop update will bring changes and bug fixes such as an improved Material design, supports for Android Pay, USB-Type, and fingerprint sensor. It will also feature new device switch, device sync and some other enhancements.

Motorola will bring native improvements in icons, home launcher, Material Design, and power management.

  • Changing icon size in home launcher settings is enabled.
  • Pressing up and down volume bars will bring the graphic up. Tapping the button on the right expands the volume menu.
  • Tapping the icon on the left side twice silences the phone.
  • New icons for the settings menu.

To check the update, just head over to Settings > About phone > System update > Check for updates.

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