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Motorola updates Moto X 2014 Pure Edition to Android 6.0

Motorola is not going through the best phase of their lives right now, but updates are still coming (even if they are not as fast as last year’s updates to Lollipop when they managed to beat Google’s Nexus devices to the punch too).

 

motorola Moto x 2nd gen

 

 

Moto X 2014 Pure Edition is getting its update to Android Marshmallow as we speak. Even if the OTA is coming a little late, it is still a good thing that the device was not forgotten. The OTA will reach devices globally and it is a pretty big one, weighing around 880MB.

 

In order to have things running well, we recommend you do a factory reset before updating, but you can skip it if you are eager to try Marshmallow and have too many things to save on your device.

 

In order to check if your Moto X 2014 Pure Edition is ready for update, you can go to Settings → About Phone → System Updates and check manually. If you don’t want to bother, you may have to wait for a day or two for when the update reaches your specific smartphone. Carrier branded Moto X 2nd edition devices should get their updates soon as well, but if you have a Verizon one, you will have to wait for a while longer.

 

Source: Phandroid

 

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AT&T’s Motorola Moto X first gen is denied OTA to Android 5.1

If you have an AT&T Motorola Moto X first gen device and you were eager to get an update to Android 5.1, you should know that it is not going to happen soon.

 

Moto X

 

 

The US carrier approved the OTA on July 7th, but they changed their minds yesterday and stopped the update from happening. This is supposed to be a temporary halt, and there are no available details regarding the reason for the suspension.

 

This update was supposed to be a huge jump from Android 4.4.4 to 5.1, but it appears that Moto X first gen owners from AT&T will have to wait a little longer. Motorola had enough time to figure out the kinks so maybe when it comes, this update will not sport many many bugs. Hang in there, folks, Motorola and AT&T will figure out what is wrong soon.

Source: AT&T via AndroidPolice

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Motorola starts rolling out Android 5.1 to second gen Moto X

Motorola has started the rollout for Android 5.1 on its 2nd gen Moto X. The rollout began with a soak test in Brazil, as most seem to happen nowadays, and it spread everywhere in a  matter of hours. It should hit all Moto X variants in a few days, weeks at most.

 

Moto X

 

This OTA brings the device to version number 23.11.14 and it will reach carrier versions of Moto X, beginning with unlocked versions of AT&T. The easiest to update and probably first to get the OTA is the unlocked Pure edition.

 

Chop Twice for flashlight

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:

[box type=”shadow”]The Download: Introducing Chop Twice for Flashlight with Lollipop 5.1 for Moto X (2nd Gen.)

 

Today we began rolling out Android 5.1, Lollipop for Moto X (2nd Gen.)—and with it, we’re pleased to introduce a new Moto Action: Chop twice for Flashlight.

 

First some details on the rollout. We began rolling out the update in a soak test to those of you who bought your Moto X (2nd Gen.) at select retail partners in Brazil. We have been working on putting the software through carrier and regional testing in other countries and for other devices, so please stay tuned for more.

 

Now for the fun stuff. Google’s latest build of Lollipop 5.1 provides stability enhancements and squashes some bugs. At Motorola, we’re also throwing in a new Moto Action we believe is both useful and fun. In addition to twisting twice to launch camera, waving once to silence an incoming call, or passing your hand above the screen for Moto Display, you can now do one more thing.

How many times have you fumbled through your settings or awkwardly opened an app to turn on the flashlight? When you typically need a flashlight, you need one quickly. Chop twice for flash allows you to make a natural chopping motion (that’s right, like when you’re chopping an onion) to turn on the flashlight. Then simply chop twice again to turn it off.[/box]

Source: Motorola Blog via AndroidPolice

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Motorola Moto X line and Moto E get Android 5.1 release notes

The Moto X line is the perfect answer to people who don’t like the Nexus devices or who don’t want to be the second testers to everything Google related. Motorola remains devoted to updating its devices and it seems that Android 5.1 will soon come to both Moto X versions AND to Moto E.

 

Moto X

 

The release notes were already posted and you now know what to expect from the 5.1 OTA. Below you can see the 1st generation Moto X changes.

 

Moto X update

 

Here you can see what the changes for Motorola Moto E are:

 

Moto E update

 

The most important fact about these updates in not that they are happening but that they were made public. The original Moto X versions are accompanied by the AT&T and T Mobile and Pure editions.

The update should roll out soon and Moto X and Moto E users will be joining the 1st gen Moto X lovers out there.

Source: DroidLife

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Motorola soak testing Android 5.1 for 2014 Moto X – rollout to come in a few weeks

Motorola is almost ready to roll out the Android 5.1 OTA for the 2014 Moto X and we can already show you the official changelog. Moto X 2014 was one of the first devices to get the Lollipop update apart from Nexus devices and Motorola is already soak testing 5.1. Below you can check the official changelog for the OTA:

 

Motorola Moto X

 

 

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  • Notifications & Interruptions
    • 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
    • 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

    [/box]

The update will go live in a couple of weeks and everyone with an unlocked Moto X 2014 will get it. The locked versions will take a little bit longer.

Source: Motorola

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Motorola deal of the week: buy a Moto X 2014 Pure edition and you get a 3G Moto E until March 24th

Motorola is doing good trying to get more customers and now, for every Moto X 2014 Pure Edition you buy, you get a complimentary 3G Moto E. Hurry up though, the deal only stands until March 24th. 3G Moto E is a great phone to give to someone, especially to family members or friends who need a starter phone or a secondary phone, if that’s still a thing.

 

Motorola deal

 

This deal brings you $119.99 in savings, as you would only pay $499.99 for the Moto X Pure edition. You will have to buy the phone off-contract though, as no carrier version is eligible for this deal. The savings appear when you add both devices to your cart.

This deal stands until 10:59 CT on March 24th, so hurry up before Motorola pulls the plug.

Source: Motorola