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According to several users on XDA, Motorola this evening has started rolling out Android 5.1 to the second generation Moto E. The update, since the Moto E is sold off-contract, should hit all users of the phone, on all carriers, at the same time.

The update comes in at 259MB and includes all of the Android 5.1 features users have come to expect. Perhaps most notable is the addition of Device Protection, which ensures that a lost or stolen device will remain locked until the original owner signs into it with his or her Google account. The update also adds High Definition voice calling and includes a variety of bug fixes and performance enhancements. You can read our full run down of Android 5.1 features here.

The update is rolling out to Moto E 2nd-gen users everywhere now. As usual, it could take a few days to hit your device, so be patient. In case you missed it, read our impressions of the Moto E here. (Hint: we liked it a lot)

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