Motorola officially announced that it has started rolling out Android 5.1 update to the second-gen Moto X as a soak test for users in Brazil today.
In a blog post this evening, Motorola officially announced the rollout of Android 5.1 Lollipop update to the 2014 Moto X as a soak test for users that bought their devices from retail partners in Brazil, signaling that a wider rollout can't be too far off. Additionally, Motorola announced that the update will bring a new "chop twice for flashlight" Moto Action as well.
Motorola notes that the update is currently rolling out as a soak test for Moto X owners that bought their devices in Brazil, but the company says that it is currently testing the software for release in other countries and on carrier devices as well. However, with the official release notes for the Pure Edition and AT&T variants popping up just a couple of days ago, it doesn't look like users in the U.S. have too much longer to wait for their updates.
While users should already be pretty familiar with the features and tweaks that Android 5.1 brings to the table, Motorola noted in its blog post that it has added a new Moto Action in the update as well. With the new action, users can "chop" their phone twice (like chopping an onion, Motorola says) to quickly activate the flashlight.