Motorola recently rolled out an Android software update to its current flagship device, the second generation Moto X smartphone. As far as software updates go, this latest one has something cool up its sleeve, a feature that should delight owners of the Moto X handset.
As part of Android 5.1, the latest iteration of Google's Android mobile operating system, Motorola is bringing a new Moto Action gesture that allows owners of the second generation Moto X to activate the handset's flashlight with just a flick of the wrist.
Dubbed "Chop Twice for Flashlight" as indicated on Motorola's official website, the new feature works when users wave their Moto X smartphones in the air like they are chopping something. With this gesture, the LED camera flash is turned on. Doing the same thing again conveniently deactivates the flashlight.
This newest Moto Action gesture now joins other features like twisting twice to turn on the camera, waving once to mute an incoming phone call, and passing the hand above the display screen to launch Moto Display.
On top of Motorola's new Chop Twice for Flashlight feature, Android 5.1 also comes with a few other improvements. Special mention goes to stronger security measures for Android mobile devices that get lost or are stolen. Also, the latest update to Android 5.1 comes with HD voice support, as well as faster access to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings.
Moreover, it should be noted that this latest Android 5.1 Lollipop update is made available for selected models of the second generation Moto X handset in the country of Brazil. Of course, a wider deployment is not too far behind. This means that Motorola fans who are based in the United States can expect their Moto X handsets to get the Android 5.1 updates anytime soon.
In other related news, David Schuster, the product manager of Motorola, the phone maker is also working to roll out the Android 5.1 update retail models of the second generation Moto E 4G LTE smartphone in US markets.
In addition to this, Motorola is also working with Verizon Wireless in getting the Android 5.1 update for its Droid Turbo smartphone deployed. Once the phone maker is done testing and finalizing the mobile operating system update with the biggest wireless carrier in the US, the Big Red's Droid Turbo handsets should be upgraded from Android KitKat to Android Lollipop.
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