In terms of performance, apps will now launch faster on the Moto X (2014), thanks to an update on the native Android Runtime. Unfortunately, no real specifics have been shared beyond that.

As for the Motorola Moto X, there has been an interesting development in the Android 5.1 release for the second generation of this smartphone. All of the devices originated in or near the Chicago area (where Motorola’s HQ is located), all reportedly pack 2K Quad HD display, all are running Android 5.1, and all are all headed to Verizon Wireless. For those wondering why it has taken so long for the Moto X (2013) to get updated to Lollipop, at least according to Schuster, “It has been a struggle due to the lack of support from some of our partners”. Now, users just have to do chopping motions near their phone to turn the flashlight on and off. These gestures can now be done without waking or unlocking the phone.

Android Police has also reported that Android 5.1 is coming to both versions of the Moto X.

Many are assuming that one is the Moto X (2015), and actually the XT1578 and XT1585 could both be Moto X (2015) variants or prototypes that are being tested.

Are you looking forward to Android Wear 5.1.1 Lollipop? The user can also join Wi-Fi networks and control paired Bluetooth devices directly from the Quick Settings section of the notification bar.

If you are the owner of the Moto G and you don’t have the Android 5.0 Lollipop update yet you should hear about it soon.

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