Motorola Moto X 2014 Pure Edition
Android 5.1 indefinitely delayed for Motorola Moto X 2014 Pure Edition in US Motorola

Soon after it was on an active rollout path for users of Motorola's Moto X (2014) Pure-Edition smartphones in the US, Google's more recent Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS update has now stopped in its tracks due to a newly detected issue/bug.

As per a Ubergizmo report, that quotes an official Google+ post by Motorola's senior director in charge of software product management David Schuster, a majority of Moto X (2014) Pure Edition owners are yet to receive Android 5.1 started via the initial rollout.

Users of the second-gen Moto X Pure Edition can expect an indefinite delay before they receive the Android 5.1 OS update that is designed to fix bugs inherent in the older Android 5.0 (Lollipop) firmware upgrade.

The reason quoted for the above delay, is the detection of last-minute technical issues; David Schuster states that these issues are being resolved and the Android 5.1 OS update would be released at the earliest.

Therefore, Moto X (2014) Pure Edition users can check their handsets for the Android 5.1 firmware upgrade and let us know the status of the new software's rollout, in the comments section below.

Enhancements to look forward to post installation of Android 5.1

Google's Android 5.1 OS update fixes the following bugs inherent in the comparatively older Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update:

  • Clock in the status bar isn't updating and alarms 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 when launched
  • Frequent restarts while watching Netflix
  • Wi-Fi not automatically reconnecting to 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
  • Cannot unlock the SIM with a PIN/PUK code
  • Cannot play 'pinned' content

How to manually search for Android 5.1 and install

Apart from being available over-the-air, Android 5.1 can also be searched-for manually and downloaded/installed.

Before manually searching for Android 5.1 and installing it, users need to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Also ensure that the battery of the device has at least 50% charge.

  • Select the Settings icon in the apps menu
  • Select 'About phone'
  • Select 'System updates'
  • Select 'Yes, I'm in'. After the software is downloaded, select 'Install now'
  • After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.