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Original Moto X Android 5.1 update begins rolling out, starting with Brazil

Android 5.1 Lollipop has started rolling out to Moto X (2013) owners in Brazil. If all goes well, it's only a matter of time before the update reaches other markets.

Published onApril 21, 2015

At the beginning of this month we learned from Motorola’s David Schuster that the Moto X (1st gen), Moto E (1st gen), and the Moto G with LTE (1st gen) would all be making the jump from KitKat directly to Android 5.1 Lollipop. With Android 5.1 already available on the Moto X (2014), you may be wondering how much longer before the original Moto X will see it. If a new OTA release in Brazil is any indication, the wait might not be so long.

Several reports are coming in with news that Brazil is seeing Android 5.1 on the Moto X (2013) starting today. It’s unclear if this is a soak test or a full OTA rollout for the region. As for what’s new, unless you managed to get on an Android 5.0 soaktest for the Moto X, the update will be your first taste of all the changes that Lollipop brings to the table such as improved notifications, changes to the mult-tasking menu, and more. As for what 5.1 brings over 5.0, we’re looking at mostly a bug-busting update, though you can get a solid rundown of the biggest changes here.

If all goes as planned, the worldwide rollout of Android 5.1 to the Moto could begin as early as next month. Of course individual carrier versions will likely be among the last to see the update.

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