Motorola Droid Turbo to Skip Android 5.0 Lollipop and Update Straight to Android 5.1 Lollipop

Contrary to rumors that the American tech company has forgotten about its Motorola Droid Turbo as far as operating system update is concerned, Motorola is actually planning something better for its previous flagship line.

Motorola has just confirmed that the Droid Turbo will get Android 5.1 Lollipop very soon which means that the handset will skip the Android 5.0 Lollipop, cites Mobile Burn.

According to Luciano Carvalho, a Motorola software engineer, the bug-free Android 5.1 Lollipop will roll out to the Droid Turbo as much as the software is doing now to most of Motorola’s smartphone lines.

But Carvalho said that the Android 5.1 Lollipop will not be totally bug-free on the Motorola Droid Turbo as it is almost impossible for a complex firmware update operating in various environmental conditions and thousands of user variations not to have bugs, glitches or other issues.

Second-class citizen

Because Android 5.0 Lollipop has yet to roll out on the Motorola Droid Turbo, many were considering it to be a second-class citizen in Motorola’s smartphone line. Some were actually thinking that the American tech company may have left its previous flagship handset in the cold again by not rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop on the device as much as it already did for the Moto G and Moto X.

Reports have it that the Motorola Droid Turbo was left in the cold because it has yet to pass the soak test. The soak test is a by-invitation-only event of Motorola so only selected users are allowed to participate. It is a test used by the company to check the software compatibility of its devices.

The American tech company has been using the soak test to uncover bugs or any unstability issues that might come up with a particular smartphone once it is officially released to the market.

Motorola has already rolled out the Android 5.0 Lollipop soak test for its Moto X and Moto G models. Users of the Motorola Droid Turbo, on the other hand, have been complaining lately that no update has been released for their specific phone model.

There was a soak test before on the Motorola Droid Turbo, which many thought would be the Android 5.0 Lollipop but it turns out to be a different update.

Speculations are now rife that Motorola is just waiting for the roll out of the Android 5.1 Lollipop update before it updates the Motorola Droid Turbo.

Assuming that there is truth to these rumors, it is likely that Motorola Droid Turbo users will have to wait a little longer before they can update their phone’s software.

An exceptional handset

When it was released in October 2014, the Motorola Droid Turbo has all the right ingredients to becoming a great and exceptional handset.

motorola droid turbo

It offers a giant, beautiful and high-resolution (565 pixels per inch) display screen and can be carried without the fear of being bending, as was the problem of the latest Apple iPhones and lately, Samsung too according to recent reports. It has a two-day battery life and a 21-megapixel camera that can record a 4K content.

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