Motorola software manager reveals the latest on the Android 5.1 update for the Motorola DROID Turbo

Motorola software manager reveals the latest on the Android 5.1 update for the Motorola DROID Turbo
Last month, a Verizon device test engineer by the name of Jose Arturo said that the Android 5.1 update would be sent out to the Motorola DROID Turbo by the middle of June. Earlier this month, a report revealed that the update would start to roll out on June 10th. However, it now appears that the update is going to take longer than hoped.

David Schuster, Senior Director of Software Product Management at Motorola, took to his Google+ account today in order to discuss the DROID Turbo update. According to Schuster, "We are still in the lab test cycle and things are looking good." He added that no launch date for the update has been decided on.

The Motorola DROID Turbo currently runs Android 4.4.4 and Motorola has announced that it will skip Android 5.0 and go directly to Android 5.1 with this model. Hopefully for DROID Turbo owners, the update will soon make its way out of the lab and onto the phone.


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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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8 Comments

1. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Yeah, fairly embarassing that they run near stock Android and can't get updated at a reasonable time (8 months after software release.)

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

That's more Verizon's fault than Motorola's.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"That's more Google's fault than Motorola's." I think your comment needed correction much like everything you say.

8. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

How is that Google's fault? The phones Google has control over like the Nexus series are the first ones to get updates... like the Nexus 6 which is made by Motorola. If you're being sarcasting than it's going over my head...

3. waddup121 unregistered

Talk about finally

4. palmguy

Posts: 978; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

In the coming weeks.........

6. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

As much as I hate to say it, I like Motorola phones because I can use them as a reliable phone that doesn't have the bloatware that Samsung pumps their devices full of, I think I'm going to have to switch to Samsung devices since they seem to be better at updates, or maybe even back to an iPhone because at least those updates don't fail to miss a dead line

7. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Whenever people ask for updates, they can rarely name a specific feature they want in the update that wasn't on their phone when they bought it. Android or iOS updates both often result in worse performance/bugs. When a custom rom is updated, you can see the changelist and see specific features that are being added that were never originally on the device, (gestures, custom LED coloring, etc.) Yes lots of phones have one or two of these features off the line, but a ROM that combines all of them is wonderful. I wish manufacturers were quicker with updates that added specific features rather than "the latest stylistic changes".

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