Update: The Android 5.1 update is rolling out starting today for Moto E(2nd Gen) LTE version. Several users of the smartphone with model number XT 1527 report that they have received the update. The new update has build number 23.11.15. Android 5.1 brings a number of improvements to the smartphone headed by enhanced stability and better control over notifications.
Notifications & Interruptions
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.
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.
Issues fixed in this release include:
Earlier: First look at Official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Moto E (2014)
Motorola have started testing Lollipop 5.1 which was recently released by Google. Given the improvements in Lollipop 5.1, they have decided to upgrade the device directly from KitKat to Lollipop 5.1 skipping the Android 5.0.2.
Earlier last week, Motorola started rolling out Android 5.0.2 lollipop update to its 1st Generation Moto E. Below are the screenshots of Moto E running on lollipop.
The Android 5.0.2 update brings material design changes, improved notifications, new interruption and downtime settings, redesigned multitasking UI, changes to ambient display, updated Motorola Assist, Smarter Internet Connections,Smart Lock, performance enhancements, and improved battery performance.
Earlier: Motorola Moto E getting Official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Update OTA
Motorola has started rolling out of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update moto E.. The Moto E Lollipop Update is of Size 341.7Mb. Atleast 500 MB of storage space is required to Install the Moto E Lollipop , so free up the internal storage by transfering your data, apps to sd card.
As the Lollipop update will be available over-the-air (OTA), you will automatically get a notification on your phone about the update, however you can also manually look for the update by going to Settings > About Phone > Software update.
As per the changelogs shared by the company, the Android 5.0.2 update brings material design changes, improved notifications, new interruption and downtime settings, redesigned multitasking UI, changes to ambient display, updated Motorola Assist, Smart Lock, performance enhancements, and improved battery performance.
Last month, the company announced that the over-the-air (OTA) Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Moto G (1st and 2nd generation).