The Android 5.1 update for the Moto X (1st gen) is finally rolling out…in Brazil. I know, not exactly what you wanted to hear, but hey, at least it is rolling out to the 1st gen Xs after what has been months of delays. If the update is headed to devices in Brazil, then Motorola must be getting it ready for US carrier variants too.
So what’s new in the update? It’s a lot like the original 5.0 update that rolled out to the Moto X (2nd gen), only this has all sorts of bug fixes that likely won’t be mentioned in the changelog we have pasted below. It does talk about Smart Lock (trusted devices), Material Design, new notification controls, Do Not Disturb mode, the addition of the flashlight shortcut to the quick settings menu, and use of ART.
Speaking of the changelog, it was translated from Portugese to English, so please excuse some of the misspellings and other oddities.
|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 of notifications||In order to alert you to the latest relevant information, the format and the operation of notifications evolved:
|New definitions of interruptions and downtime||You can adjust the operation of interruptions, opting to allow 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 inactivity period will allow priority interrupted only during the hours and days that you specify. For example, you can enable 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 draft message 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 low power consumption. Also react intelligently when using the zoom gesture on Moto Shares. Now, Android Lollipop includes similar functionality, designated Environment screen, which displays notifications such as those already presented on the lock screen. If you prefer to try the new functionality Environment screen, clear the screen setting in Moto Moto application. Note: Setting the screen does not use the low-power processor from Motorola and activate more of the screen, which can affect battery life. The zoom gesture on Moto Shares will not activate the screen Environment.|
|Moto Assist and Sleep Delay||Moto Assist integrates new functionality Sleep Delay in Android Lollipop system, in order to control when you want to not be bothered. The Moto Assist also happens to use the new settings interruptions, so you can customize exceptions, such as allowing contact you only the people in your contact list with star.|
|Flashlight||Lollipop includes a new flashlight option as part of the Quick Sets (slide down with two fingers from the status bar to view).|
|Share your device||You can now set 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 of your device or restrict 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||The screen dialing 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 shows an estimate of time remaining 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 of the data in the background operations, in order to increase battery life.|
|Links to more intelligent 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 call voice over IP (VoIP) remain active during this transition.|
|Performance||The phone now uses the new Android Runtime to help optimize application performance. After upgrading to Lollipop, their applications will undergo a single optimization process. Note that you need more space for the optimization of ART|
|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 capacity 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.|
It has to be soon for the rest of you. Has to be.