Brazilian users of the Motorola Moto X (first generation) have a reason to rejoice as their devices have begun to receive Android 5.1 Lollipop update.

Since the 2013 edition of the Motorola’s flagship phone is powered by Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, Android updates require more tweaking than on newer processors. That is the reason why the Moto X 2013 is usually the last phone in the Motorola family to get Android updates – like we saw during Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout.

Although the update is likely to hit the rest of the markets soon, there is no word any exact dates. One of the reasons for the limited release in Brazil could be due to the relatively smaller user base in the country which will make it easier for Motorola for fix any potential issues after the update.

Apart from numerous bug fixes, the Android 5.1 update brings some design, UI and notification changes. Also, it brings the new Android Runtime (ART), Smart Lock (trusted devices) feature and a new flashlight option. The entire change log is below.

Design material You will notice an immediate visual fully renovated and colored in your device, since fluid animations to new themes, colors and widgets for applications and the system.
UI and priorities notifications In order to alert you to the latest relevant information, the format and the operation of notifications evolved:

  • notifications will appear on the lock screen, sorted intelligently by type and sender.
  • open a notification with two rings, slide left or right to delete or remove all notifications from the list of background.
  • You can set the priority and the privacy of notifications for each application.
  • notifications with higher priority will appear briefly on other applications, so you can decide what action to take.
  • when you cancel a notification on a device, it is also canceled in their other Android devices if they are connected to the Internet.
  • You can further adjust the operation of notifications by the new inactivity period settings and screen environment (see below).
New definitions of interruptions and downtime You can adjust the operation of interruptions, opting to accept all, none or only interrupts with priority.You can customize what is considered an interrupt with priority (reminders, events, calls, SMS / MMS) and to adjust it to receive only specific contacts interruptions. The definition of idle period will allow priority interrupted only during the hours and days that you specify. For example, you can allow interrupts with priority only during the weekends.
Recent Applications (Multitasking) The space redesigned the Overview (formerly Recent) will include both applications as separate activities in these applications. For example, the tabs open in Chrome will also appear here along with recent applications; both your Gmail inbox as a message from scratch email will be presented separately. This enables consistently switch between tasks.
Motorcycle The Moto phone adapts to you and not vice versa. Now the Moto Assist incorporates Motorola, the Motorola smart screen, the Moto Voice (Voice Control) and the Moto Shares.
Moto Screen and Screen Environment While the screen of your phone is off, the screen Moto will continue to submit relevant reports through contextual computing processor of low consumption. Also react intelligently when using the zoom gesture in the Moto Shares. Now, Android Lollipop includes similar functionality, designated Environment screen, which displays notifications such as those already made ​​on the lock screen. If you prefer to try the new functionality screen environment, clear the screen setting in Moto Moto application. Note: Screen Environment does not use the low-power processor from Motorola and activate more of the screen, which can affect battery life. The zoom gesture in the Moto Shares not activate the screen Environment.
Moto Assist and Sleep Delay Moto Assist integrates new functionality Sleep Delay in The Lollipop Android system, in order to control when to not be bothered. The Moto Assist now also use the new settings interruptions, so you can customize exceptions, such as allowing only contact you with people in your contact list star.
Flashlight The Lollipop includes a new flashlight option as part of the Quick settings (slide down with two fingers from the status bar to view).
Share your device You can now set up multiple user accounts on your phone. The guest mode is enabled by default. You can grant privileges calls and sending SMS / MMS to other users from your device or restricting them, according to their preferences via the Settings menu in users. Note that the custom Moto experiences (Moto Assist, Voice Moto, Moto Screen , Moto Shares) and the Motorola Connect intended only to the owner’s account. The Motorola Camera and Gallery applications support multiple user accounts.
Select a view / application Screen Marking allows you to keep an application or a specific screen viewing. For example, you can “tag” a game and your child can not access any other content on your phone.
Battery Now the battery settings panel estimates how much time remains until running out of battery or until it is fully charged. You can also activate a new battery saving mode, which will reduce consumption by limiting the performance of most data in the background operations, in order to increase battery life.
Connections smarter internet With Android Lollipop, your phone will not establish connection to a Wi-Fi hotspot without there being a connection to the internet verified. This feature improves the transition between Wi-Fi connections and mobile, so that the video chat or voice call over IP (VoIP) remain active during this transition.
Performance The phone now uses the new Android Runtime to help optimize application performance. After you upgrade to Lollipop, their applications will undergo a single optimization process. Note that you need more space for optimizing ART
Smart Lock
(Trusted Devices)
The Android Lollipop adds native support to enable reliable devices remain unlocked phone (like Moto 360, a headset or Bluetooth car kit, etc.). Smart Lock replaces the previous trusted device capabilities of your Motorola phone. Note that you must re-add the trusted devices after the transition to the Lollipop in the Security settings menu on Smart Lock.

If you have received the update notification, make sure that your device is at least 50% charged and it is connected to a stable network connection, preferably Wi-Fi. Download the software and install it. Once the software gets installed, your phone will automatically restart and updated.

In case you want to download the update manually, go to Settings> About phone> System update> Download and install. Once the update gets installed, the phone will automatically restart and updated.

Source: Motorola

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