Motorola Droid Turbo will be updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop

Motorola Droid Turbo will be updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop
Motorola already updated some of its smartphones to Android Lollipop, but not the Droid Turbo (which is exclusively available via Verizon Wireless). The good news is that the Turbo will be updated directly to Android 5.1 Lollipop, skipping all 5.0 updates. The info comes from Luciano Carvalho, a software engineer at Motorola, who recently replied to a report saying that Motorola would release "bug-free" Lollipop updates for the Droid Turbo and other devices.

While Luciano Carvalho confirmed that the Turbo would get Android 5.1, he says that this won't necessarily be "bug-free", because it's "nearly impossible" not to have bugs with "a complex software running on a complex hardware, with thousands of different environment conditions and thousands of usage variations." The 5.1 update will bring native VoLTE support to the Droid Turbo, but it's not clear when Motorola and Verizon are planning to release it.

Verizon is currently selling the Droid Turbo for $149.99 on contract, or $549.99 off contract. As you'll find out by reading our Droid Turbo review, the handset is one of the best that Motorola launched lately.


source: Google+ via Droid-life

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DROID Turbo
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3900 mAh

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9 Comments

1. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

And still no lollipop for galaxy note 3 Verizon :(

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

Carriers s*ck. I use unlocked S4 and I'm using lollipop for more than 1.5 months.

2. tyr283

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Now that root is a possibility on 4.4.4 I'm not sure I'll be taking that update once it comes...

7. DurTeeDee

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

how is root possiable on 4.4.4?

3. Metropolis75

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

These stories are almost pointless without the When.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They are pointless without the "when", it's usually 3-4 months typically.

6. toplintag

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Hopefully "Other Devices" includes Droid Maxx

8. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Motorola always telling to update, they never do it :/ only Moto G is the exception u.u

9. madderdin

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

I have a question to the author. Florin T, where do you get your information for this article? It is almost a month after release of your article and no date of the upgrade in sight.

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