Verizon's website lets you try out Android 5.1 for the Motorola DROID Turbo

Verizon's website lets you try out Android 5.1 for the Motorola DROID Turbo
Many Motorola DROID Turbo users have been complaining on social media sites about the fact that their pride and joy remains stuck on Android 4.4.4. Last month, a Verizon device engineer said that the well spec'd model would receive Android 5.1 in the middle of June. Tomorrow is the halfway point of the month, and there is no sign of the update for the device. Last week, David Schuster, Senior Director of Software Product Management at Motorola, took to social media to say that the update is still in the test lab cycle.

While Motorola DROID Turbo owners can't experience Android 5.1 on their handset right now, they can get an idea of what their phone will look like following the installation of the update thanks to a simulator on Verizon's website. To check it out, simply click on the sourcelink.

With the simulator, you can see what the DROID Turbo will look like on Android 5.1 for all sorts of applications running the gamut from making calls to navigating a website. To use the simulator, click on the application that you want to see from the selections available on the bottom of the page. Scroll down on the small vertical bar on the right.

We got the impression from Mr. Schuster's comments that Android 5.1 is not exactly around the corner for the Motorola DROID Turbo. Until it arrives, this is the next best thing to seeing it on the device.


source: Verizon via AndroidAuthority

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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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17 Comments

1. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Don't fall for it guys. They're trolling us.

2. Tsrnexus

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

Kitkat is more stable than Lollipop anyways. Lollipop is the Windows Vista equivalent of Android

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Vista was worst. Lollipop was and is good on my SGS4. Only remarkable thing is battery life, which dropped by 30 minutes of SOT.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Should I post links that says otherwise.?

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Please do. I like you to link every links that you claim, you obvious been talking out from your ass. Remember an article that mention vista and lollipop together. iOS 8.3 their latest is still in pretty bad shape. http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/04/17/apple-ios-8-3-nasty-bugs/http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/04/09/apple-ios-8-3-touch-id-bug/http://www.techtimes.com/articles/45101/20150410/ios-8-3-users-report-problems-with-touch-id-battery-life-issues-keyboard-freezes-and-more.htm

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well to be fair Vista was at least usable unlike lollipop.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

And which lollipop device did you actually own? You clueless troll.

15. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I should weight in, I have the S6, HTC one M9, and Zenfone 2 and yes there are bugs, battery just sucks on lollipop, we will see what happens with android M.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Please be specific what kind of bugs do you experience in Samsung S6, HTC one M9 and Zenfone 2? BTW, your track record show that you are a WP phone user which i will not hold in high regards when commenting on Android. Regardless do try. I am using Samsung Note 3, Samsung Note Pro 12.2 and Samsung Tab S 8.4 LTE, all of them pretty sweet on lollipop.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I using Samsung lollipop and I prefer it to their KitKat. Consider the amount of feature and structure changes on lollipop I still think Google fair quite well. http://www.infoworld.com/article/2850112/android/8-ways-lollipop-5-0-reinvents-android.html

9. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

this is the worse controlled demo ever lol

10. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

As a droid turbo owner this thing is an insult. Oh hey you know how everyone else has water and you're thirsty. How about I show you a picture of water. Lollipop is only 14 younger than the phone. The S4, S5, and even the low end phones have it yet Motorola still can't get their flagship in line!? I literally had to downgrade from 5.0 (nexus 5) when I got my turbo in December thinking it wouldn't be long till I was back on 5.0. Now more than half a year later Motorola's pulling a Sony

13. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I'm just not a fan of the all white theme of Lollipop. I prefer the current gray. Even if 5.1 should come... It'll be home replacement app like Nova, Apex, Go, etc for me. Then I'll wait for M...

14. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Yeah, I'm referring to just the search bar and app drawer. I'm picky.

17. tokuzumi

Posts: 1868; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Just 6 more months, and the update will be live. The phone will also receive no more support at that point.

18. Doc_Oc

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Morotola is going to come out and say that they are going to skip Lollipop altogether and roll out Android M...or maybe M 6.0.2....or maybe 6.2...or Android N

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