Motorola has started the soak test for the Moto X 2014 Pure Edition that will bring Android 5.1 to the device. The soak test actually started last week. Today, Motorola has published the changelog notes for the update, which means the rollout should begin momentarily. The update isn’t all that different from what you get on the Nexus 6, and that’s because Motorola has stuck with basically a stock Android skin on the Moto X. Just added some extra features to the device, compared to AOSP.
The Changelog can be found on Motorola’s website. It’s quite detailed, which is nice to see, as we normally don’t get detailed changelogs for updates. We’re looking at changes to notifications and priority mode, changes to heads-up notifications, Quick Settings, Camera, Device Protection, Performance and the lock screen. Of course, there’s also a slew of bug fixes. Some of those bug fixes include fixing the clock in the status bar not updating and alarms not going off. Can’t delete SMS messages when the SIM card is full. No ringer audio while making an outgoing call. Calculator floating point calculations, Chrome crashes on launch, and so much more.
It appears that Motorola has really fixed a lot of bugs. Not just ones that were fixed in Android 5.1 but also ones that plagued just the Moto X. Which is definitely nice to see. Now that the changelog is out and available. We should start seeing the OTA rolling out to the Moto X 2014 Pure Edition fairly soon. The carrier versions shouldn’t be far behind either. After all this is a somewhat small update. It’s mostly a bug fixer from Google, but there is also quite a few new features in Android 5.1 that Motorola is bringing over to the Moto X.
As for their other devices, like the Moto G, Moto E and the Droid Turbo. There’s no timeline just yet. Motorola has stated that the Droid Turbo would be making the jump from Android 4.4.4 to Android 5.1, however. But the Moto G and Moto E might be getting their updates further down the road. We’ll have to wait and see.