Heads up, Moto X owners, because it looks like Motorola is getting ready to push Android 5.1 to some of its X-branded handsets.
It’s been discovered that Motorola has posted Android 5.1 release notes for the AT&T and T-Mobile/unlocked versions of the Moto X (2nd Gen.) as well as the Moto X (1st Gen.). The updates for the Moto X (2nd Gen.) look fairly similar, offering reduced camera noise in low-light photos, the ability to swipe away a heads-up notification, support for changing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections from the Quick Settings menu, and a bevy of bug fixes.
Things are a bit different for the Moto X (1st Gen.)’s Android 5.1 update, but that’s because it never received an update to Android 5.0. When OG X gets bumped up to Android 5.1, it’ll gain a new Material Design-ified user interface, lock screen notifications, an updated Recent Apps menu, a Flashlight in Quick Settings, the aforementioned Quick Settings Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options, and a whole lot more.
Motorola hasn’t made any announcements about when these updates might begin rolling out, but now that the support pages have gone live on Moto’s site, it shouldn’t be too much longer before the OTAs begin. That makes sense because we saw Android 5.1 start to hit Nexus devices last month, and Motorola is usually able to push updates to its own devices shortly after the Nexus hardware gets ‘em. Stay tuned.