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Android 5.1 update hits second-gen Verizon Moto X

Motorola Moto X 2nd gen smartphones get Android 5.1 update
Moto X 2nd gen
The soak tests announced earlier this month are now a thing of the past and now the Android 5.1 Lollipop-based update to firmware version 23.16.3 is rolling out.

Soon after HTC announced the arrival of Android 5.1 Lollipop for its carrier-specific handsets in the US, Motorola does the same. Verizon Wireless has just unveiled a new firmware update that promises to fix a lot of issues, in addition to the multiple interface changes brought by version 5.1 of Google's mobile OS.

This Android 5.1 Lollipop-based update brings the firmware version up to 23.16.3, and its list of changes includes the following highlights:

  • volume settings icons replaced
  • pull-down controls for WiFi and Bluetooth
  • integrated Interruption controls
  • improved factory reset protection
  • multiple tweaks and fixes

Unfortunately, HD Voice and Voice Over LTE did not make it to the list yet, but there is little doubt that this will happen. When, that remains to be seen. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801-powered Moto X 2014 launched back in September 2014 carrying Android 4.4.4 KitKat on board.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-06-30 (Update: 2015-07- 1)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.