Owners of the first generation Moto X can rejoice as the much-awaited Android 5.1 Lollipop update is being rolled out for the smartphone's users in the U.S. and a few other countries.
True to its word, Motorola has begun pushing out the software update for the Moto X 2013 in the U.S., Brazil, and Canada. However, if you have a carrier variant of the Moto X 2013, you may have to wait a tad longer as the current Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the device is only for the unlocked retail variant.
If you're in Canada and on Rogers, then you're in luck as the carrier's variant of the Moto X 2013 will get the Android 5.1 Lollipop update as well.
"I am pleased to announce that we have started full deployment of the 5.1 Android Lollipop upgrade for Moto X (1st Gen) for US Retail, Brazil Retail and Rogers in Canada," revealed Motorola's Senior Director of Software Product Management David Schuster in a Google Plus post.
Barely a week ago on June 10, Schuster had divulged that if the soak tests for the Moto X 2013 went off smoothly then the smartphone would be getting the Android 5.1 Lollipop update in the U.S. and Brazil soon.
"We have addressed an issue we found in a previous soak test and should start full soak testing in the US and Brazil for retail later this week. If all goes well, full deployment can happen the following week," Schuster had said at the time.
Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the first generation Moto X brings a slew of enhancements and bug fixes. Post the update, Moto X 2013 users will be able to manage their Bluetooth and Wi-Fi networks with ease and directly via the quick settings. The Moto X also benefits from a new Material Design, screen pinning and viewing of apps, Smart Lock, multi-tasking and more. The release notes can be viewed for all the improvements the OS brings.
With Motorola also conducting soak tests for the Moto X 2013 and Moto X 2014 in Italy, Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Belgium etc.—as revealed by Schuster previously—it won't be long before the Android 5.1 Lollipop update rolls out soon in these regions as well.
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