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AT&T Moto E LTE Soak Test Begins For Android 5.1

July 1, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

Today has been a rather big day for software updates across devices, and this week so far has been a big week for updates from Motorola in particular. Over the last few days, Motorola has been making the rounds on their device lineup for the devices which were confirmed to be getting an upgrade to Android Lollipop. So far this week Motorola has already started updating the DROID Turbo on Verizon Wireless, and various models of the Moto X and Moto G have begun to get Lollipop updates as well, and this includes models coming from some of the big carriers. Now it seems Motorola is ready to begin shoving out OTA updates soon for the AT&T GoPhone model of the Moto E 2nd Gen. LTE too, bringing it forward to Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Motorola’s David Schuster made the announcement earlier this afternoon, alerting those who own the device to expect an update alert sometime soon for the soak test which means the official roll out of the OTA isn’t likely far behind considering the soak test for Motorola’s other devices this week were relatively quick. Since this is the AT&T model of the Moto E 2nd Gen. this is a U.S. only soak test and won’t be coming out to other variants of the device from other regions. If you’ve yet to see the update on your phone then you may not be included in the soak test but as always, you can check manually for it from the settings menu, about phone, software updates, where there will be a button to tap which force checks for the new version of software, although this method will probably kick back a “software up to date” message until after the official OTA roll out starts.

Among the standard things users can expect in the jump from KitKat to Lollipop like Material Design, animations and more vibrant, bold color usage, lock screen notifications will also now be present, as will performance improvements, bug and stability fixes and more. There should also be some new settings for notifications and interruptions as well as the Device Protection feature which is an increasingly important function if you worry about your personal data in the event of a lost or stolen phone.