Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Update 2: It's time to unwrap: Android 5.0, Lollipop is here

Get ready for something sweet! AndroidTM 5.0, Lollipop is officially here for some of our Motorola devices!

We’ve started to roll out Lollipop in phases just a week after the public release of the software to the following devices in the US:
  • Moto X (2nd Gen.) Pure Edition
  • Moto G (2nd Gen.) US GSM 
  • Moto G (2nd Gen.) Global GSM retail versions sold in the US
The most ambitious release yet, Lollipop brings a number of tasty enhancements, including:
  • A new look and feel. Google brings its all-new Material Design to life with a bold, new visual style. The new user interface is designed to enable better, more natural touch screen interactions and introduces vivid new colors, typography, and edge-to-edge imagery to make using your phone more fluid.
  • Your device, your rules. Catch up with notifications on your lock screen and even dismiss them without unlocking. New "Downtime" and "Interruption" settings also allow you to decide what people and what notifications get through at times that you choose.

  • Share your device. You know that moment when your kid plays with your phone or a friend needs to borrow it? Use "Guest" mode or another account you’ve set up to share your device. You can also pin a view to limit the user to a particular application. 
  • Let there be light. Shine a light by using the new flashlight in Quick Settings. Just swipe down with two fingers from the status bar to see it. 
  • Battery saver. The Battery settings panel now shows an estimated projection for how much time you have left even while you're charging. You can also enable a new battery saver mode that will save power by reducing performance and most background data operations to extend your battery life. 
For more about these new features, find details at our Lollipop support page and on Google’s official Lollipop page. We’re working hard with our carrier partners to bring this update to more of our devices as soon as we can. You can always check out the latest upgrade status for your phone by visiting our software updates page.

Hope you find the update as sweet as we do.

Updated November 24, 2014
Gobble, gobble! We have begun rolling out Lollipop to Moto X (2nd Gen.) users on Verizon in the U.S

Updated December 12, 2014
We have begun rolling out Lollipop to Google Play Edition Moto G (1st Gen.) and have also begun the rollout to retail Moto X (2nd Gen.) in Brazil and Mexico. 

Posted by Seshadri Tangutur, Software Engineering

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