Motorola’s very own Senior Director for Software Product Management, David Schuster, shared on his Google+ page some news about the much awaited Android 5.1 Lollipop upgrade on their smartphones. Just the other day, the Moto X 2nd-gen Pure Edition was prepped for the said version and now these phones have quickly followed: 2nd-gen Moto E with 4G LTE, 1st-gen Moto G with 4G LTE, 2nd-gen Moto X, and the Verizon DROID Turbo.
Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Moto X (2nd Gen) is now ready for USC, AT&T, and Verizon. USC already received full deployment while Verizon and AT&T (open for pull) are still on full soak test. As for the Moto G (1st Gen) w/4G LTE, it’s also on full soak test in Brazil. Meanwhile, the Moto E (2nd Gen) w/4G LTE gets full deployment for Cricket.
The Verizon DROID Turbo is also getting the Android 5.1 Lollipop finally as we mentioned. We were even given a preview and were able to test the software version running on DROID Turbo on a simulator. If you own a Droid Turbo from Verizon, you should be receiving an over-the-air notification anytime soon. Rollout will be in phases but feel free to check manually if the new Lollipop is ready.
As with any other Android 5.1 update, this one brings more fluid animations, new themes, widgets, and colors as per the Material Design guidelines. Notifications and UI priorities have been changed to provide relevant information all the time. They are ranked by type and who sent time and their privacy can be set.
Interruptions and Downtime settings can now be customized too so you can allow or disallow those priority interruptions. The Lollipop update brings interruptions during a certain schedule as set by the user. Other changes include the addition of Ambient Display, Moto Display reacting to Approach gesture under Moto Actions, integration of Moto Assist and Downtime feature, and Device Protection.
VIA: Droid Life