Motorola Posts Release Notes for Moto X 2nd Gen. Android 5.0 Lollipop Update, OTA should arrive anytime today

Moto X 2014 update should happen any moment now as Motorola just posted release notes for the Moto X 2014 Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The OTA update was leaked from the soak test last week for the Pure Edition XT1095 variant of the device and was reported to be working flawlessly.

The release notes for the Android 5.0 update states the firmware version to be 22.11.6, which is updated by only 0.0.1 from the version leaked with the soak test update, 22.11.5.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop release notes by Motorola reads:

We are excited to announce a new software update for Moto X (2nd Generation) by Motorola. This update brings Android™ 5.0  Lollipop to your phone along with other improvements.

Motorola wouldn’t post this on the support pages unless they’re really ready for pushing the update. We guess the update should begin rolling out for everyone anytime now. There’s also general instructions regarding how to receive and install Lollipop OTA update on the Moto X 2014.

The release notes for the Lollipop update shared by Motorola shares all the new stuff the Lollipop update will get you on your Moto X. Since, Android 5.0 itself is a pretty huge update, the notes share a lot of info about Android 5.0 features that we already know about. To save your time, here’s a list of new features that specifically Motorola is bringing with Lollipop update other than the changes from stock Android 5.0 itself.

New Interruptions & Downtime Settings: You can tailor how interruptions behave, choosing to allow all, none, or only priority interruptions.  You can personalize what counts as a priority interruption (reminders, events, calls, messages) and even tailor them to be from only contacts you specify.  The Downtime setting will allow only priority interruptions during the times and days that you specify.  e.g. allow only priority interruptions on the weekend.

Moto Display and Ambient Display: While your phone’s display is off, Moto Display will continue to surface relevant notifications to you using the low-power Contextual Computing Processor. It will also intelligently react when you use the Approach gesture under Moto Actions.

Android Lollipop now includes a similar feature, called Ambient Display, that displays notifications like those shown on the lockscreen. If you prefer to try the new Ambient Display feature, you can uncheck the Moto Display setting in the Moto app. Note: Ambient Display does not use Motorola’s low-power core and will turn on more of the display, so battery life may be impacted. The Moto Actions Approach gesture will not wake Ambient Display.

Motorola Assist and Downtime: Motorola Assist integrates the new Downtime settings to control when you don’t want to be disturbed.  Motorola Assist also now uses the new Interruptions settings so that you can customize exceptions, such as letting only people on your starred contacts list get through.

Share your Device: You can now set up multiple user accounts on your phone.  Guest mode is enabled by default.  You can give calling and text privileges to other users of your device, or restrict them as you like in the Users menu under Settings.

Note that the personalized Motorola experiences (Motorola Assist, Motorola Connect)  are for the owner account only.

The Motorola Camera, Motorola Gallery, and Motorola FM Radio applications support multiple user accounts.

For full list of new features, head over to Motorola Release Notes page →.

Thanks Avinash!

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