Motorola Droid Turbo
Motorola Droid Turbo expected to get Android 5.1 shortly Motorola

Users of Motorola Droid Turbo smartphones in the US, who have subscribed to Verizon's wireless networking services, could finally get the Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS update if recent soak test invitations are anything to go by.

According to an Android Central report, Verizon-driven Motorola Droid Turbo users in the US are currently being issued invites to participate in a soak test, to test out new software which Android Central believes is the Android Lollipop OS version.

As of now, Motorola's Droid Turbo runs Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box, and the handset is confirmed to receive Android 5.1 bypassing the older Android 5.0. Hence, expectations with regard to the latest soak test software being Android 5.1 gain weightage.

The latest development also seems to suggest a full public release of Android 5.1 soon.

Users of Verizon-driven Droid Turbo users can let us know if they have received soak test invites for Android 5.1.

What's new in Android 5.1?

Since Motorola Droid Turbo handsets on Verizon will receive Android 5.1 bypassing Android 5.0, these users can expect all enhancements brought along by the older Lollipop firmware, in the new software update.

Primary enhancements brought along by Android 5.0:

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 the overall battery life being enhanced by several notches.

Apart from the above newer aspects, Android 5.1 also incorporates fixes to multiple known issues inherent in Android 5.0. Click here to know a list of issues that Android 5.1 addresses.