Motorola recently launched the Moto X Pure Edition, the third generation of its Moto X series of phones. While the Moto X Pure Edition may be a solid phone, lots of folks may still be rocking the original Moto X, which got a lot of praise for its design and one-handability. If you’re one of those people that are still using the OG Moto X on Verizon, I’ve got some good news.
Verizon has announced an Android 5.1 update for its version of the Moto X (1st Gen.). Included are some unnamed Android security patches (likely for Stagefright) as well as some Android 5.1 goodies like the ability to change Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections from the quick settings panel, as well as some new interruption controls.
Now that it’s official, this update should begin rolling out shortly if it hasn’t already. To check for it on your device, just go to Settings > About phone > System updates.
Motorola originally announced the Moto X (1st Gen.)’s Android 5.1 update back in June, so the update certainly took its time coming to the Verizon-branded Moto X. Still, it’s nice to see the update arrive for Verizon customers. The Moto X isn’t exactly the freshest Android phone on the block, but it’s still getting major Android OS updates more than two years into its life.