Moto E, Moto G 4G, Moto X to Get Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

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Here comes the good news for Motorola fanboys! Illinois headquartered handset company Motorola has announced the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for first generation Moto X, Moto E and Moto G LTE.

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Moto E, Moto G 4G, Moto X to Get Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

David Schuster, Motorola's Senior Director of Product Management in a Google+posted, All the aforementioned first generation devices are skipping Android 5.0 Lollipop and directly getting Android 5.1 update.

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Schuster also said that it has been testing 5.0.2 update on all the three devices and hence it is directly rolling out 5.1 update.

Moreover, the other second generation devices from Motorola got the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Android 5.1 is the first big maintenance release for Lollipop, fixing bugs and improving performance and stability over the original 5.0 release.

Moto E, Moto G 4G, Moto X to Get Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

Moving on to the features of Android 5.1, the quick settings panel has been polished up a bit in Android 5.1. Also, Android 5.1 also introduces dual SIM support as a built-in Android feature.

Android 5.1 brings some much-needed clarity to Lollipop's somewhat confusing screen pinning feature, which was designed to make it easier to lock kids or guest users into a particular app.

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Device Protection in Android 5.1 will help to secure your device even if it's lost or stolen. With this feature enabled, a thief won't be able to use your device, even after factory resetting it without having your Google account login details.

In this update, Google has made some tweaks to the volume slider and interruptions system. Previously, in the Android, there is no traditional option for Mute.

Moto E, Moto G 4G, Moto X to Get Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

Now in this update, None," "Priority," and "All" are now accompanied by their corresponding icons, which should make it easier for new users to relate these to their status bar icons. And when enabling "None" or "Priority" mode for a specific time period, you'll see the exact time it'll be enabled for.

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If you use Android's "Downtime" feature to control notifications after some time, you will be able to choose the kinds of interruptions allowed, which is "Priority" or "None." Previously this feature defaulted to "Priority" mode, with no way to change this.

Moto E, Moto G 4G, Moto X to Get Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

And some other small features includes New animations in Clock app, Contacts lose colored overlay and Google+ linkage, Sticky soft keys fix, Hide 'Heads-up' notifications without dismissing, A new status bar icon when there's no SIM inserted, NuPlayer now the default streaming player.

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