AT&T Moto X (2nd Gen) now receiving Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update


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Better late than never (but almost just as embarrassing), AT&T is now officially ready to push out Android 5.0.2 to the Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) nearly 4 months after it became available on the stock “Pure Edition.”

Considering Verizon manage to get the update out towards the end of November (yes, Verizon), we’d be inclined to believe AT&T was simply dragging their feet on the update. But given all the issues with Lollipop since 5.0, we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they found something really buggy (seems everyone else did). Here’s some of the new goodies you’ll get after updating to software version 22.21.34:

  • A new look and feel. Google brings its all-new Material Design to life with a bold, new visual style. The new user interface is designed to enable better, more natural touch screen interactions and introduces vivid new colors, typography, and edge-to-edge imagery to make using your phone more fluid.
  • Your device, your rules. Catch up with notifications on your lock screen and even dismiss them without unlocking. New “Downtime” and “Interruption” settings also allow you to decide what people and what notifications get through at times that you choose.
  • Share your device. You know that moment when your kid plays with your phone or a friend needs to borrow it? Use “Guest” mode or another account you’ve set up to share your device. You can also pin a view to limit the user to a particular application.
  • Let there be light. Shine a light by using the new flashlight in Quick Settings. Just swipe down with two fingers from the status bar to see it.
  • Battery saver. The Battery settings panel now shows an estimated projection for how much time you have left even while you’re charging. You can also enable a new battery saver mode that will save power by reducing performance and most background data operations to extend your battery life.

If you haven’t been prompted about the update, you can manually check for it by diving into Settings > About Phone > System Updates to pull the new firmware on your own. If it’s still showing as not available, sit tight. It’ll get to you soon enough.

You can check out all the new goodies that come with Android 5.0.2 by visiting Motorola’s page over here. Don’t forget to check out our “15 Tips & Tricks for Android Lollipop Users” post as well.

[Motorola | via Google+]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Dat click ui icon pack.

    1. It does look good…

  2. While the Nexus 5 still has issues. So much for updated first.

    1. Technically, only each new Nexus device is the “first” to get the updates (since they are built around them). The rest are just supposed to get updated pretty quickly.

  3. Would be nice if At&t would send software update to the other phones as well. Seems like we are always the last ones to receive updates.

  4. Wow look at that, front-facing speakers with minimal bezel. You see HTC? It’s possible.

    1. Too bad they sound like crap

      1. Regardless, it’s proof it can be done.

  5. The Pure Edition is not on 5.0.2, it is still on 5.0

  6. When is my Gnote 4 gonna get an update?!!!!! The menus lag and when I watch video, the sound comes out of just one of the 2 headphone speakers while the same headphones work just fine with all other devices.

    1. patience! lollipop is not all its cracked up to be. Trust me. I have so many issues with my Nexus 6. I’m literally running out of patience when its comes to waiting on 5.1. That is the update you want!!

      1. What are your issues? I’ve had Nexus 6 since launch. I have a Nexus 5 for business use and a Nexus 9. I have no issues, literally zero. I want to know what these issues are, I keep hearing it, but not experiencing anything.

        1. I’m very jealous of you! haha. I have force close issues almost daily with Chrome, Camera app, and the stock messenger app. The Play Store has closed a few times, but not in a while. I’ve experienced reboots, 3 this month now. LAG LAG LAG, my phone slows down A LOT. I still, to this day, cannot connect to my work WIFI or my wifes works WIFI. I have restored my phone twice and have literally uninstalled pretty much every app on my phone. I dont know why I have not called AT&T to complain about it….guess i’m just hoping 5.1 fixes all of this like it says it will.

          1. This does not sound at all like a software issue, AT ALL. I would get with AT&T immediately. If you have tried to take the files online at the developers site and flash the system files to your device and perform the data wipes and it still has these issues, it is a device issue. You need to get that addressed with either AT&T or Google.

          2. a bit confused….why is Google saying 5.1 will address those issues?? not saying u are wrong cause i’m not completely smart when it comes to this….

          3. hope that did not come off as rude! i just like to be informed and know why/how

          4. They are not saying anything about those issues being resolved. Those issues are not a wide spread issue. Except for maybe the reboots. Their fixes are for memory leaks and other little bugs. Force closing, which I have never seen once on any of my 5.0.1 devices, has not been mentioned by Google as a known issue. Connecting to Wi-Fi should have been fixed with 5.0.1 (I didn’t see an issue with 5.0). Lag usually gets attributed to apps on the phone and wiping cache should fix that. If you are feeling good enough after reading the link below I would try these steps. This is to get completely stock and remove any system files issues you may have even with factory resets.


          5. i really appreciate your time and am going to look into it. I’ve read multiple articles around the phandroid type sites saying 5.1 should fix some of the issues that I’m seeing. thank you for the good direction!

          6. No problem, 5.1 will include a lot of bug fixing with system issues. But the way you are describing your issues, it is much bigger than a bug fix will be able to help in my mind. No problem at all, just trying to help.

  7. Trying to get my company to give me a 2014 Moto X as my next phone… No interest in a Galaxy.

  8. 5.0.2 can kiss my *ss. Give me 5.1 on my N6! =) =)

  9. Pretty embarrassing…

  10. Been complaining about getting this update for god knows how long and I sell it this tuesday and the update comes on thursday lmao.

  11. I have a motox 2 and I’ve had 5.0 since November

  12. I have the Moto X 2nd gen and have had 0 problems with lollipop 5.0.1 so far its night and day to KitKat. So smooth, and its only gonna get better!

  13. Why no update for note 3?

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