Verizon and Motorola are pushing an update to their 2013 line-up of DROID devices, the MAXX, Ultra, and Mini. The update is not Lollipop in any shape or form. It fixes bugs and improves stability. That’s it.
You are looking at a build number of 24.13.2 when all is said and done. The update was approved on Friday, so you should see it any day if you haven’t already. (more…)
“Mid June.” That’s the current target for the DROID Turbo to receive its Lollipop update, at least according to a Verizon device test engineer. The Big Red employee opened up on Google+ yesterday with an image of his own Turbo running Android 5.1, which is the version of Android expected to make its way to the current Verizon DROID flagship. He didn’t just stop there, though. In fact, Jose Arturo, the Verizon engineer, talked about the reasons for the slowness, bugs they are currently working on, and where Motorola ranks when compared to Samsung and Apple in device verifications. He also tossed in news about potential features in upcoming Motorola phones that should excite many of you. (more…)
On May 28, Verizon will add three new color options to the DROID Turbo, a phone that was once the carrier’s flagship Android device but feels less and less important these days as current owners of it continue to wait for its big update to Lollipop. But hey, new colors!
The DROID Turbo will be available in a new Grey Ballistic Nylon color with choices of blue, orange, or violet accents. The price won’t change – you can still buy it for monthly Edge payments of $20.83 or $499 full retail. (more…)
Add XT1578, XT1585, and XT192A to your list of potential model numbers for future Motorola devices headed to Verizon. That’s it, though. Just add them to the list.
Where did the numbers come from? Over the weekend, a redditor created an account called AndroidLeaks and posted up those three model numbers, along with what he claims are select specs from each. He supposedly grabbed the information in an “analytics system” that shows the devices being used in and around the Chicago area, where of course, Motorola is based out of. (more…)
Verizon dropped the price of the Lollipop-less DROID Turbo this week to $499 off-contract for the 32GB model. If you need more storage than that or want some ballistic nylon in your life, the 64GB is also newly discounted to $549.
At that price, you are looking at what should be one of the better deals in tech. The DROID Turbo is a fantastic phone on almost all levels. Unfortunately, we have seen an incredibly slow rollout of its Android 5.1 Lollipop update (read: it has yet to begin), so many of its most loyal followers have been vocal recently over their disappointment in the support it has seen. This is supposed to be Verizon’s flagship Android phone, yet it often feels ignored. (more…)
The DROID Turbo still doesn’t have Lollipop. It’s mid-May. That seems kind of ridiculous for a flagship phone that runs nearly-stock Android. But hey, if we are looking for positives, there is at least one we could toss out there – Lollipop (at least versions 5.0, 5.0.1, and 5.0.2) is pretty damn buggy and you probably didn’t want it in early forms anyway.
With that said, Motorola and Verizon have got to get an update out to this phone at some point, right? Yes. And they will in the form of Android 5.1. They reminded us of that today, in fact. I say “reminded,” because one of their engineers told us of this plan back in March, which if I’m keeping track, was a whopping two months ago. (more…)
The DROID Turbo root method that was first teased a couple of weeks ago is now available for purchase. Yes, I said “available for purchase.” The root game is difficult these days and it takes an awful lot of time to find exploits, so if you feel like rooting, you need to pay for the opportunity. “MOFOROOT” is the name of the Turbo’s root method and it runs $20 per device. (more…)
You didn’t buy the DROID Turbo yesterday when the new Sapphire Blue ballistic nylon version dropped, did you? If so, you may want to ask Big Red for a price adjustment, because the price was cut this afternoon by $50 to $149 on-contract. The off-contract price dropped as well, from $599 to $549.
As a recap, the DROID Turbo is the first DROID in years that hasn’t brought shame to the brand. Motorola did everything they could to max
x out this phone by tossing in high-end specs like a 5.2-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 20MP camera, massive 3,900mAh battery, and then covered it in Ballistic Nylon, which is awesome, by the way. Be sure to read our DROID Turbo review if this phone is on your list.
At $149 with a 2-year contract or $549 without one, you are looking at a deal worth considering even with the Galaxy S6 on the way.
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