Verizon and Motorola’s Droid Turbo to take the Android 5.1 leap

Owners of Verizon and Motorola’s Droid Turbo smartphone can’t decide whether to be happy or sad after hearing the latest news regarding the device. On one had, they’ve learned that instead of the previous versions of Android Lollipop, they’ll be getting the absolute latest 5.1 variant. But on the other hand, they’re also scared that they’ll need to wait for a longer time to get this software.

There’s no definite word on when Android 5.1 will be rolled out for the phone. However, we can guess that it will take a long time given the fact that US carriers aren’t always quick in releasing their bloat-induced software.

Droid Turbo

That the Droid Turbo still hasn’t received its Lollipop treat is particularly frustrating for its owners since the handset’s international version, the Moto Maxx has already been blessed with the update. The news about Android 5.1 being readied for the device was revealed by a Motorola employee named Luciano Carvalho through a Google+ comment.

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This new smartphone was launched by the carrier in partnership with the Lenovo-owned company back in October last year. It boasts of offering 48-hour battery life and holds on it a 5.2-inch 2K display. There’s a Snapdragon 805 chipset onboard, apart from 3GB of RAM and other advanced offerings.

Here’s a neat look at the main specs of the Droid Turbo:

– Display: 5.2-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2560 pixels (565ppi)
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat (Upgradable to Lollipop)
– Processor: 2.7GHz quad core Snapdragon 805
– GPU: Adreno 420
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage options
– Battery: 3900mAh
– Camera: 2MP front, 21MP rear
– Dimensions: 143.5 x 73.3 x 7.8mm
– Weight: 169gms
– Connectivity: 4G LTE with XLTE support, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/g/b/n/ac), NFC, microUSB

Droid Turbo Front And Rear

Recently, Verizon had introduced a new sapphire blue version of the Droid Turbo through its official website. This variant features a durable ballistic nylon coating on its rear surface.