Last month, when Google launched the Android One program in Indonesia and the Philippines, Android 5.1 Lollipop was mentioned in both occasions. HTC's Mo Versi tweeted mid-February that Lollipop MR1 is supposed to arrive in March and earlier today we told you that Nexus 7 2013 could get updated to Android 5.1 later this week. Now we hear that Motorola is also testing the new firmware on their handsets.
Google Plus user Damian Junior posted some photos of a 1st gen Moto G running Android 5.1.0 Lollipop. He says he received the photos from a friend working for Motorola, also adding that, according to his friend, the update is bugs-free and that all the Moto G "superior phones" will get updated to Android 5.1.
I remind you that the 1st gen Moto X still hasn't received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, Motorola confirming that delay is caused by the architecture of the chipset underpinning the device. Chances are Moto X 2013 could skip Android 5.0 and get updated straight to Android 5.1 Lollipop.
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The Moto G caught on camera was an XT1033 model, therefore it arrives with dual-SIM slot. As you can see in the photos above, Android 5.1 Lollipop will allow users to change the Dailer color for each SIM in dual-SIM phones.
According to the leaks that surfaced on the web over the past few months, Android 5.1 will also change the way the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles behave in Quick Settings. After the update, when you press the 'Wi-Fi' or 'Bluetooth' text underneath the toggles you open a list of nearby Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth devices, instead of the respective Settings menu. The new software release will also bring back the animation for the 'Auto-rotate' toggle, while allowing the users to manually hide the dynamic 'Hotspot' and 'Color inversion tiles from Quick Settings. Android 5.1 is also going to bring a more Material contact creating/editing menu, 'Until next alarm' option for Priority mode, and a swipe up gesture for Heads-up notifications which will get the notification out of the way, but keep it in the status bar.
What are your expectations from Android 5.1? Feel free to let us know in comments.