Moto X (2nd Gen) getting Android 5.1 soak test in Brazil, comes with a cool new flashlight gesture



Motorola has announced that their 2nd generation Moto X has started receiving Android 5.1 Lollipop, though only in limited capacity. The rollout has started as a soak test out in Brazil, with the company saying they’re working hard to ready it for more regions and carriers shortly down the line.

Chop Twice for flashlight

Motorola has also detailed a new feature they’ve included alongside the bug-squashing goodness of Android 5.1 — chop twice for flashlight. It’s a new gesture that lets you move your phone in a chopping motion (as if you were chopping veggies) to quickly enable or disable your flashlight. It’s a nice alternative to having to unlock your phone, head to the app menu and find an app just to get that pesky LED light to turn on.

[via Motorola]

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  1. You don’t need an app to do that in Lollipop for Gods Sake, quick toggle ftw

    1. Sounds way more convenient than unlocking my phone, and scrolling twice to hit the quick toggle while fumbling with my keys in the dark. Even with security off doing that with one hand is not the easiest thing to do.

    2. chop chop is still faster than power button, slide down, press toggle. =). I liked the wrist twist for camera feature as well. The negatives i can see with chop chop are some people might do it too violently. CHOP CHOP CONCRETE hahaha

  2. I like it but I can see accidental activation or the above mentioned “chop chop drop”.

    1. Yes, that has almost happened with me. It almost fell out of my hand

  3. Let’s see how long it takes for someone’s phone to turn on in their pocket and get so hot it melts around the LED. I remember someone showing me the melted back of their phone from the light coming on in their pocket.

    1. CM has gesture control too through touching the screen. It turns on my flashlight once in a while in my pocket.

      I think my old phone with a dedicated light button turned on more often.

    2. With the chop feature it’s almost impossible for it to turn on in your pants, has never happened to me. I guess if your jumping around it could.

  4. Ok Google, turn on flashlight…

    1. You just blew my mind… I assumed since I had to use a third party app to get a flashlight that wouldn’t work

  5. The chop feature is awesome. I have it on my 2014 pure edition and it works every time.

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