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Motorola Starts Updating 2013 Moto X to Android 5.1.1

News by admin on Saturday June 20, 2015.

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We broke the news earlier this month that Motorola will be bringing Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to its original Moto X some time during June. Fast forward two weeks and the company is delivering on its promise and is now updating its 2013 flagship in three countries, with more sure to follow.

"I am pleased to announce that we have started full deployment of the 5.1 Android Lollipop upgrade for Moto X (1st Gen) for US Retail, Brazil Retail and Rogers in Canada."-David Schuster, Software Product Manager, Motorola

The Moto X is still sitting back on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and will skip Android 5.0 completely to move directly to the newer 5.1 Lollipop build. Motorola has explained in the past that the X's Qualcomm S processor has made updating the handset difficult, while the company also pointed to Google being difficult during the testing process.

Motorola has solved those issues now and is ready to implement the update over the air later in June, bringing with it Lollipop goodies such as Material Design, Project Volta, Quick Settings, Lock Screen Notifications, and a whole lot more. Android 5.1 also brings with it a new security feature where the phone is locked in the event of theft or loss and only the owner signing into their Google account can unlock it.

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