Moto E

Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G LTE now Receiving Android 5.1 Update

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

  • 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

    Issues fixed in this release include:

  • 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
  • Source

    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.

    moto e _lollipop 5.02 update

    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.

    moto E lollipop 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).



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