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!

Thanks for the tip!

Related phones

  • 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



1. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

People started receiving the emails inviting them to the soak test last Thursday, per the linked article. I even mentioned this in the article on PA last Friday about the soak test beginning for the Moto X 2014, where the author said that they were still waiting for the Turbo to start it's soak test. Need to be a little more on the ball PA.

2. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

A little nervous about this Lollipop update for my Turbo. I have already lost my Nexus 7 2013 which was bricked by Lollipop, don't want to lose my phone since Google has taken NO responsibility for bricking my tablet. Guess the fact that my phone is still under warranty will help a little. Do not spend one dime on Google hardware, they will not help you if their software destroys it.

3. HtcOneM89

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Was your Nexus 7 bricked by 5.0 or 5.1? There is a difference.

6. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Been three months since it was bricked. Was working fine then had to reboot and nothing after that, just Google splash screen forever. 5.0.1 I believe, Can't check to verify, I know it was NOT 5.1. It was what the previous update was before 5.1. ASUS wanted $200 to fix so I bought a Windows 8.1 tablet for $150 from MS Store. Been great, can't wait for Win10.

7. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

did you clear out cache or factory reset?

13. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Won't Reset at all, can't get far enough into the boot to do anything. Just hangs at the Goggle splash screen forever.

20. tokuzumi

Posts: 1919; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This indicates a soft-brick, from which you can bring your tablet back to life. Try volume down and power. This should take you into bootloader, and you want to go into recovery (volume up/down to recovery, then press power). Once in recovery, hit power and volume up at the same time to access the menu. You should be able to see options like "Factory Reset", and "Clear cache" (don't know the exact list, as I don't have my tablet with me). Try clearing cache first, and reboot. If that doesn't work, go back into recovery, and select factory reset.

8. HtcOneM89

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Sorry to hear that. My Nexus 7 2013 was slow as molasses when it got 5.0 and somehow it did not brick. It has 5.1.1 now and its lightning fast. Did you have an antivirus on it by chance? I notice that if a phone bricks, it may not have been running any type of antivirus. I actually run AVG on mine.

14. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Yes, had AV ...

19. HtcOneM89

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Odd... What did the use on your tablet consist of? I mainly watch movies and use Chrome on mine.

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1919; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The final update for the Droid Turbo. The next generation should be coming out soon, so if you want an upgrade to Android M, better get that one.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The Turbo will get M.

5. waddup121 unregistered

Soak it up...

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Haven't heard anything about a soak test for the OG Moto X on Verizon. :(

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course you haven't.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Still no one to keep you company at night I see. It's been 40 years, what's another 40 more.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So says the guy living in his mothers basement.

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Troll harder artard, I'm married and living away from the folks. Also, please don't get your hopes up about last week's Supreme Court ruling, even though people have in general accepted gay marriage, I don't think we'll ever accept the relationship you have with farm animals.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's ok Scott. The Supreme Court made it unconstitutional to ban those types of marriages. You don't have to hide in the dark now.

16. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 968; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

You wouldn't, because a 'soak test" has nothing to do with sending a beta version of the OS to those that have volunteered to participate in the beta test. Big difference between a beta test and a soak test. Completely unrelated.

17. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

The wait continues..........

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