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Moto X (2013) Receiving Android 5.1 In More Countries

July 1, 2015 - Written By Diego Macias

The original Moto X from Motorola is about to turn two years old, it represented a new take on the company as it offered a lot of ways to customize its hardware by choosing a variety of colors for the back of the phone and some others for the accents. The software that runs on top of Android is an almost unnoticeable skin of how Google intends its operating system to look, only some enhancements like the voice commands have been added, making it easier to update, as less programming needs to be done.

It has been reported that some first-generation Moto X models have been getting Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is the latest version of the OS. It first starts as a soak test, with only a few users getting the update while giving the company a little more time to fix whatever bugs are reported by those users. When the update has been corrected, it is sent to the carriers so that they can approve it and modify some aspects or include some of their own software, so this process can delay the update. Now, David Schuster from Motorola has communicated from his Google+ account that the aforementioned update is in “full deployment” for retail models of the Moto X of 2013 in the following countries: Australia, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.

The update brings the expected amount of bug fixes and some of the improvements included in this update are corrections to the alarms and notification system, including the volume controls that are now adjustable while playing some media files. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons in the Quick Settings menu now display a pull-down menu to choose another access point, while other icons in that area can be hidden when they are not being used. The Ambient Display functionality is more accurate and prevents accidental interactions by increasing the swipe distance. Finally, for additional protection against theft, the device will remain locked until the users signs in with the Google account information. So all in all, a welcomed update.