Motorola Moto G 2014 smartphone
Moto G 2014 confirmed to receive Android 5.1 (Lollipop), newer Lollipop currently live in ChinaMotorola

Users of the Motorola Moto G (2014) around the world will receive the Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS update soon, as it is now live in China.

Announcing the roll-out via an official Google+ post, Motorola's senior director of software management David Schuster also hinted at the impending release of the newer Lollipop to other countries notably the US, UK and India.

Recently, Motorola announced the soak test variant of Android 5.1 for the Moto G LTE (2013), Verizon-driven Moto X (2014), Moto X (2014) Pure-Edition variant and original Moto E users (in India and Brazil).

Enhancements and bug fixes that come with Android 5.1 update:

  • Notifications and Interruptions: 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 along with adding icons to the volume settings panel that match those that will show in the status bar.
  • 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.
  • Chop twice for flashlight: To turn on the flashlight, second-gen Moto X users need to hold the handset and flick the phone twice and the flashlight comes on. To switch off the flashlight, users need to repeat the gesture.
  • Device Protection: Lost or stolen devices will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account, even if reset to factory settings.
  • 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.

Bug fixes:

  • 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 synchronisation 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.