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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1. Tommy-Ka

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

If only it was available in the UK... ah, those dreams...

2. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Motorola why you don't sell it globally :(

6. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Most retarded move ever by Motorola to not make this phone available worldwide and stateside. Their exclusivity agreement with Verizon is a huge hindrance to them becoming a dominant player in the US since they basically cut their potential customers by at least 60%. I would've bought this device (GSM variant) if it had been made available stateside, but Motorola is just interested in making phones, not selling them.

10. MarqBland

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

I just received mine. I ordered it on Swappa and am using it on T-Mobile. I got sick of my S6 Edge and have fallen in love with the Maxx.


Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Let me count... Oh over a half year since lollipop released. Fast as always from lagdroid. ;)

7. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I love Android but waiting that much for updates is really stressing....

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2411; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Your brain is full of lag. Stop spreading garbage. If you love your iOS device, then stop being so fixated on Android then.

4. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

For those of you who want one, check Swappa. I picked up one this week because I had been really wanting to try it out after using the Droid Turbo. I would have just kept the Turbo, but I'm on AT&T, and the Turbo lacks the most important AT&T LTE bands. The Maxx has all the AT&T LTE bands, and almost all of the T-Mo bands, it doesn't have bloatware, and no all. It's pretty sweet.

5. Elfmonster unregistered

The storage, ram and battery failures of lollipop on my Note 3 are so bad, I'd switch to another os this weekend if my choices weren't two os rivals that are so limiting they won't even let me personalize my home screen properly.

9. ChazzMatt

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Moto Maxx has had 5.0.2 since March. I can show you the OFFICIAL images on XDA. You are behind.

11. KallolParida

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 12, 2017

Even I didnt get the update notifications.

12. jithu_10

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 27, 2017

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