Motorola Moto Maxx updated to Android 5.0.2

Motorola and Verizon have said that the Motorola DROID Turbo will be receiving Android 5.1. When is this coming? According to a Verizon test engineer, the update will start getting pushed out in the middle of next month. But the non-CDMA version of the phone, made for those in Latin America and India, has just been updated to Android 5.0.2 in the latter country.

The Motorola Moto Maxx (XT1225) offers the same specs as the Motorola DROID Turbo, which is a Verizon exclusive in the states. Unlike the DROID Turbo, which is available in both 32GB and 64GB versions, the Moto Maxx can be purchased only with 64GB of native storage which means it comes with the ballistic nylon back.

According to the owner of the updated device, following the update the touchscreen felt more responsive and the unit managed to tally a slightly higher AnTuTu score. He is still exploring the phone to get an inventory on any changes. The update should bring the new Material Design look, Lock Screen notifications, the new "Recent Apps" menu, two-finger slide down for Quick Settings from any page, the 64-bit ART compiler which opens apps faster, Project Volta for improved battery life, and more.

Hopefully the update also contains a fix for the bug that has been ailing some Moto Maxx owners who aren't getting anything close to the battery life that they should be enjoying. This is also an issue on the DROID Turbo with some owners of the handset finding themselves receiving screen time of four to five hours before the 3900mAh battery conks out. Our test of battery life back in October showed that the phone was on top of the list with the battery powering the screen for 10 hours and 43 minutes.

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source: BestGadgetry.com

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