With Android 5.0, Google introduced support for guest accounts and additional users on phones. This is the type of feature that may not be of use to everyone at all times, but it certainly is a welcomed addition to a maturing platform, as it’s there for those who need it. When Google pushed Android 5.1 a few months after 5.0, they didn’t remove the feature. Although, if you are a DROID Turbo owner who recently updated to Android 5.1 (it’s rolling out now to all by the way), you are probably wondering where it is. (more…)
Motorola has done a pretty good job in recent years of keeping their upcoming flagship smartphones under wraps. Sure, we see a leak here or there that gives us a clue or two, but never anything like how HTC phones see full reviews before they are even announced. Motorola has been able to hide most of the details of their last few phones up until the last minute. But as we inch closer to a potential late August-early September launch of a new Moto X, puzzle pieces are starting to arrive.
Remember back in May where I told you to keep an eye on Motorola model numbers XT1585 and XT1578? Well, they are back in headlines today, thanks to a benchmark that showed up over at GFXBench. (more…)
It’s coming! The wave of emails in our inbox all suggest that the DROID Turbo is about to get a new update. A number of our readers have been invited to “participate in an early preview of a new software release” through Motorola’s Feedback Network. Of course, the invite doesn’t mention Android 5.1 Lollipop, but this has to be it. It has to be, right? Please just be.
The DROID Turbo still doesn’t have Lollipop. You knew that, of course, because Motorola told us yesterday that the update is still in the lab going through final testing. Still, that hasn’t stopped Verizon from updating its Turbo listings and support pages to show that the phone probably should have had Android 5.0.2 or 5.1 at some point within the last week. (more…)
So, about that DROID Turbo update to Android 5.1. Because the Internet is going absolutely nuts over its seemingly late arrival, and because there is all sorts of random rumor and speculation floating about causing mass confusion, largely fueled by Verizon updating the phone’s listings with mentions of “Android 5.0.2,” Motorola’s David Schuster took to Google+ to set the record straight.
According to Schuster, the update will indeed still be Android 5.1 when it rolls out. Motorola is still in the “lab test cycle” at the moment, so it’s probably safe to assume that the update needs more time to bake before it’s ready for your phone. In other words, an update showing up this week is probably unlikely. (more…)
A rumor floating about the interwebs over the last week suggested that the DROID Turbo would finally receive its update to Lollipop yesterday, June 10. That didn’t happen, obviously, but Verizon was clearly, at one point, thinking that June 10 sounded like a good idea because last night, they updated the specs for the Turbo to show that the phone runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. There are a couple of things to talk about here. (more…)