Moto X (2nd Gen)
Motorola has started Android 5.1 Lollipop soak test for Moto X (2nd Gen). Redflagdeals

Motorola has started testing Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Moto X (2nd Gen) Pure Edition.

Currently, the soak test has started but it should not be more than a few weeks before the update rolls out for the Pure Edition unlocked version first, while the carrier variants will have to wait a little longer. The OTA for soak test is now seeding, which you can download and install on your Moto X.

Meanwhile, Motorola has posted Android 5.1 release note for the Moto X (2nd Gen) with model XT1095. The new software will bring update version 23.1.38. The stock update should improve stability and provide better control over notifications. After installing the update you should see the following changes.

Notification & Interruptions

Usability improvements include:

  • Block interruptions until your next alarm. This choice will show only when you have an alarm set within the next 12 hours. It will prevent you from missing an alarm when you choose 'No interruptions'.
  • You can choose to enter a scheduled downtime early. For example, if you are going to bed early and change your notification settings, you can choose "Until your downtime ends". This option will be visible when within 4 hours of the scheduled start of your downtime.
  • Adds icons to the volume settings panel that match those that will show in the status bar (None, Priority).
  • You can now alter notification volume controls while media is playing. With the volume controls showing, a tap on the bell icon will bring up notification volume controls.

Heads-up Notifications

In addition to dismissing a heads-up notification, you can now swipe it up to remove it from your screen. It will remain in your notifications tray and you can dismiss it later.

Quick Settings

You can quickly select different Wi-Fi access points or different paired Bluetooth devices with a new pull-down menu on each tile. Conditional settings tiles that only show if you use the feature - like "Invert Colors" or "Hotspot" - can now be hidden via a long-press on the tile.

Camera

Reduces noise in low-light shots and improves responsiveness of the viewfinder with the front-facing camera (selfie).

Device Protection

Lost or stolen devices will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account, even if reset to factory settings. Note that you must have a Google account on the device to automatically enable this feature and set a PIN, password or pattern screen lock.

Performance

Improvements in the Android Runtime (ART) lead to faster application launch times.

Lockscreen

If you have enabled Ambient Display, the minimum swipe distance has increased to reduce accidental interactions.

Bug Fixes

Issues fixed in this release include:

  • Clock in the status bar isn't updating and alarms are 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
  • Frequent restarts while watching Netflix
  • Wi-Fi will not automatically reconnect to your home Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi not connecting after being idle all night
  • Wi-Fi connection issues with multiple routers in one location
  • Bluetooth discovery is not triggered when you refresh settings
  • CPU wakelocks that contribute to heavier battery drain
  • Connection and synchronization issues with MS Exchange servers
  • Incorrect default APN
  • Can't unlock the SIM with a PIN/PUK code
  • Can't play 'pinned' content
  • General stability improvements

Android 5.1 soak test leak

Senior XDA member, tjarvis, has posted the leaked download link for the Android 5.1 soak test. Just download it and sideload via adb on your Moto X 2nd Gen. But do it on your own risk.

Download link: Android 5.1 soak test [development thread]

[Source: Motorola via AndroidPolice]