Motorola hasn’t yet been able to roll out a Lollipop update for the Droid Turbo model it’s made exclusively for Verizon. Thankfully though, we’ve heard that the handset will be taken straight to Android 5.1 Lollipop, so you won’t see an intermediary 5.0 update.
If you own a Droid Turbo you may be wondering when to expect Lollipop to finally arrive for your device. According to a Verizon test engineer, that will happen sometime in mid-June.
The aforementioned individual is already running a pre-release Android 5.1 version of the software for the Droid Turbo, as evidenced by the image you can see to the left.
He also says the delay in getting the update to this smartphone has most to do with Verizon’s nationwide HD voice feature, Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), as well as its use of band 4 LTE. To work properly with the new software, all of these need to be tested extensively. Apparently the handover between Big Red’s 3G and 4G networks is especially tricky to sort out, with even Qualcomm getting involved by outing certain patches for its components.
On the other hand, Motorola itself doesn’t have as many people working on updates, or comparable budgets for this endeavor as bigger smartphone makers such as Samsung or Apple.
From the same source comes some information about a future Motorola handset, which could be the next Moto X. This is said to come with a front-facing LED flash for selfies, and a microSD card slot. These features should arrive during the summer, which incidentally is also when Motorola is expected to unveil its next flagship.