Report: Android 5.1 soak test has begun for Motorola DROID Turbo (UPDATE)

Report: Android 5.1 soak test has begun for Motorola DROID Turbo (UPDATE)
According to a recently published report, some owners of the Motorola DROID Turbo are taking part in a soak test for the long awaited Android 5.1 update. To take part in a Motorola soak test, you must be a member of the Motorola Feedback Network. The highly spec'd DROID Turbo is one of the models that Motorola decided would skip Android 5.0 and go straight from Android 4.4.4 to Android 5.1.

The update will be huge since it contains features of both Android 5.0 and Android 5.1. As a result, the file should include the Material Design for Android, Lock Screen notifications, the new Recent Apps page, the 64-bit ART compiler that opens apps faster, Battery Saver mode, Quick Settings flashlight, Quick Settings animation, improved security for lost and stolen phones, and more. 

Motorola's Senior Director of Software Product Management, David Schuster, recently posted on his Google+ account about Android 5.1 for the phone. "We are still in the lab test cycle and things are looking good," he wrote. The phone was launched last fall with a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 805 SoC is under the hood, containing a quad-core 2.7GHz CPU and the Adreno 420 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB/64GB of non-expandable memory. A 21MP snapper is on back with a 2MP selfie shooter in front. Motorola says that the 3900mAh battery keeps the lights on for up to 48 hours of mixed use. While the phone does not have an IP certification, it has been treated by P2i to protect it from spills and downpours.

If indeed Motorola is in the midst of an Android 5.1 soak test for the DROID Turbo, we could see the update roll out for all users of the phone as soon as late this week. Until then, users can get a glimpse of what the update will look like by visiting Verizon's web site.

source: Droid-Life

UPDATE: The Android 5.1 soak test for the Motorola DROID Turbo is live!

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