Users of the original Moto G LTE in the US can upgrade to the latest Android version.
The Android 5.1 OS roll-out has been confirmed in a post on the XDA forum and users can check their device for an over-the-air (OTA) notification.
The latest firmware upgrade is independent of carrier and applicable to unlocked Moto G LTE handsets as well, an Android Police report says.
Originally, LTE variants of the original Moto G previously ran the now outdated Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) operating system, and were then updated to Android 4.4.4 (KitKat).
What's new with Android 5.1
The latest Android 5.1 OS update fixes known issues and brings along features present in the older Android 5.0. They are as follows
- Notifications and improvements: Blocks interruptions until the next alarm. You can choose to enter a scheduled downtime early. Add icons to the volume settings panel that match those that will show on the status bar. You can also 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 notifications: 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.
- Device protection feature: 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.
- New lockscreen: If you have enabled Ambient Display, the minimum swipe distance has increased to reduce accidental interactions.
Bug fixes incorporated by Android 5.1
- Clock in the status bar is not updating and alarms not going off
- Unable to 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
In June, the first-gen Moto E users were seeded Android 5.1 OS update, incorporating Android 5.0 enhancements.