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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Motorola Moto X for Verizon receives Android 5.0 Lollipop


Motorola Moto X (2014)The Motorola Moto X (2014) for Verizon is now receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop software update. The update is a hefty 678.6MB in size, so make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi and that your battery is appropriately (at least 50%) charged before you initiate it.

The Lollipop comes with the new Material Design look, which adds "complex views and fluid animation." It also brings real-time shadows, ripples and 3-D images to the phone. Bold colors and bright contrast are part of the Material Design changes, as is improved visibility.

The calendar has been updated, with a new "schedule view," and notifications have been made easier to access. They will now appear on the lock screen, and high priority notifications pop up immediately. A transient view gives you a "heads up" about a certain notification. When a notification is dismissed, it disappears from all of your Android devices. Additionally, a new "Recent" screen shows you all of your recently opened apps.

On the home screen, app folders are now vertically stacked, and the search bar and app drawer are opaque. Quick Settings are now quicker to use. They drop down, along with notifications, with the use of a single finger. Also, the UI for the dialer has been changed. Recents, All Contacts and Speed Dial are in the Navigation Tab.

Other enhancements include, an estimate of how much battery life is remaining until your phone needs to be charged. Guest Mode allows you to share your phone with another person without having to worry about someone accessing private information. Battery Saver Mode extends battery life, and Android Runtime allows for faster and smoother app performance.

There are some updates unique to Motorola devices such as the ability to view notifications with the display off. A new flashlight is available, and there are changes to Motorola Assist

Interestingly, there is no VoLTE or Advanced Calling 1.0 found on the changelist.

Its important to note that the update will be pushed out in stages, so you may not receive it immediately. You can manually check for the update on your device by heading to Settings.



source - Verizon
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