Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Motorola Droid Turbo to be released in mid June

What we're seeing on the right is a Motorola Droid Turbo that runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, despite the fact that an official Lollipop update has yet to be rolled out to the handset. The explanation for this is that the device pictured here belongs to Jose Arturo, one of Verizon's device test engineers, who says that the 5.1 update should reach end users starting mid June.

As previously reported, the Droid Turbo will be updated from Android 4.4 KitKat directly to Android 5.1 Lollipop, skipping the 5.0 version altogether. According to Jose Arturo, the Droid Turbo is being updated this late because of Verizon's nationwide HD Voice service. More exactly, the carrier needs to make sure that software updates don't negatively impact voice quality.

Right now, you can buy a Motorola Droid Turbo for as low as $99 on contract, or $499 off contract. As you may already know, the handset is available only from Verizon Wireless in the US. Starting May 28 (next week), Verizon will offer the Droid Turbo in three new color versions.

source: Jose Arturo (Google+)

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