Motorola Droid Turbo gets Android 5.1
Motorola Droid Turbo gets Android 5.1 OS updateMotorola

Motorola Droid Turbo users on Verizon's wireless network in the US can finally get the Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS update that enhances the current Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) operating system.

The latest update has been a highly anticipated one, considering it brings along enhancements of Android 5.0 in combination with bug fixes.

Verizon has officially announced the rollout of Android 5.1 which means that Droid Turbo users can regularly check their handsets for over-the-air (OTA) notifications representing the new firmware upgrade.

Verizon-driven Droid Turbo users can verify Android 5.1 bearing version number 23.11.38.

New enhancements

Motorola Droid Turbo users can check out new features from the latest OS update, mentioned below:

Verizon Moto Droid Turbo gets Android 5.1
Screenshot of the new features brought along by Android 5.1 for Moto Droid Turbo users.Verizon

Android 5.0 features

Motorola Droid Turbo users will notice a brand new Material Design UI and improved lockscreen notifications, after updating to the new OS.

Besides a new Recent Apps menu, the update brings along the Android ART runtime, which launches applications much faster.

Users will also notice a new Quick Settings menu and a new battery saver mode, which has been implemented as a result of Google's project Volta.

The new improved battery saver claims to automatically adjust the brightness of display and limits updates occurring in the background, leading to improved battery life.

Finally, there is the Motorola Assist and Downtime feature that integrates the new Downtime settings to control when users don't want to be disturbed.

Newer aspects of Android 5.1

Android 5.1 also incorporates fixes to multiple known issues inherent in the older Lollipop version. These known issues are:

  • Clock in the status bar isn't updating and alarms are not going off
  • Can't delete SMS messages when the SIM card is full
  • No ringer audio while making an outgoing call
  • Calculator floating point calculations
  • Chrome crashes on launch
  • Frequent restarts while watching Netflix
  • Wi-Fi will not automatically reconnect to your home Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi not connecting after being idle all night
  • Wi-Fi connection issues with multiple routers in one location
  • Bluetooth discovery is not triggered when you refresh settings
  • CPU wakelocks that contribute to heavier battery drain
  • Connection and synchronisation issues with MS Exchange servers
  • Incorrect default APN
  • Can't unlock the SIM with a PIN/PUK code
  • Can't play 'pinned' content
  • General stability improvements

Verizon-driven Droid Turbo users can also manually search for Android 5.1 using the following technique:

  • Select the Settings icon in the apps menu.
  • Select About phone
  • Select System updates
  • Select Yes, I'm in. After the software is downloaded, select Install now
  • After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically