Motorola Droid Turbo
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Owners of Motorola's high-ender, the Droid Turbo, who have subscribed to Verizon's wireless network service in the US will notice the Google Android 5.1 (Lollipop) directly instead of the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS which will be skipped.

At present, the Motorola Droid Turbo runs the legacy Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) OS out of the box.

Luciano Carvalho, an engineer at Motorola Mobility, while replying to a Google+ post by a Droid Turbo user, made it clear that the smartphone will directly get the Android 5.1 OS.

The reason quoted for the above development is that Android 5.1 natively supports the Voice over LTE (VoLTE) functionality.

"Verizon demands VoLTE support and 5.1 brings it to the platform. Porting all the VoLTE changes to 5.0 and then switch to the AOSP solution on 5.1 would be a huge waste of resources," reasons Luciano via Google+.

However, Luciano Carvalho has also made it clear that the Android 5.1 update to Motorola Droid Turbo will not necessarily be bug-free as assumed by certain users (on Google+), as the OS update once installed within smartphones is bound to be affected by differing environment conditions and multiple usage variations.

"It's nearly impossible to make it bug free," states Luciano.

As of now, Motorola is yet to make public the official release date of Android 5.1 to Verizon-driven Droid Turbo users in the US.

Key technical aspects of Motorola's Droid Turbo:

  • 5.2in AMOLED display enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system
  • 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor
  • 21MP rear camera
  • 2MP front camera
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 3900 mAh battery that should offer a comparatively greater talktime and standby time

The 3,900 mAh battery is also a unique selling point of Motorola's next-gen Droid, as the battery is larger than most recent smartphone offerings.

Also, the device's 21MP primary camera should offer amateur photographers something to cheer about.

The device comes in three colour schemes - Ballistic Nylon, Black and Red.

Besides, the Droid Turbo ships with the Motorola Turbo Charger that claims to give the smartphone an eight-hour battery life on a 15-minute one-time charge.

The Turbo Charge functionality in Motorola's Droid Turbo is expected to serve as a boon to business users who are constantly on the move.