These Could be the Model Numbers for Three New Motorola Devices With Quad HD Displays

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…)

Lollipop-Less DROID Turbo Drops to $499 at Verizon

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…)

Motorola Reminds Us That the DROID Turbo is Going Straight to Android 5.1

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…)

DROID Turbo Root Method Now Available for $20

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…)

DROID Turbo Drops to $149 at Verizon, $549 Off Contract

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 maxx 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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DROID Turbo in Sapphire Blue Ballistic Nylon Now Available From Verizon

The DROID Turbo, a device that cracked our top 5 phones of 2014, is now available from Verizon in a shiny new Sapphire Blue color. Better yet, that blue is atop the Ballistic Nylon version of the Turbo, which is our personal favorite. Like the black Ballistic Nylon version, you can grab the new color for $199 on-contract, $24.99 per month on Edge, or for $599 without a contract.

As a recap, the DROID Turbo is the first DROID in years that lives up to the name. It features a QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 20MP camera, and a massive 3,900mAh battery. It also runs stock Android with Motorola’s suite of Moto software add-ons and should get Lollipop any day. Right, Verizon and Motorola?

Be sure to read our DROID Turbo review if you haven’t already.

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Minor DROID Turbo 21.44.12 Update Fixes a Couple of Bugs, Here is the Changelog

Over the weekend, owners of the DROID Turbo who were participating in a soak test of new software told us that the update was nothing more than a VoLTE fixer, instead of being Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” This morning, Verizon confirmed as much with a changelog posted to the Turbo’s support page.

The update is indeed software version 21.44.12 and it fixes three bugs. Those three bugs involve call volumes, the email application, and the DROID Command Center Widget. Verizon’s list of changes doesn’t even mention VoLTE or Advanced Calling 1.0.

You can see the list below.  (more…)

Latest DROID Turbo Update Isn’t Lollipop After All, Just a VoLTE Fixer

Back in late January, Motorola issued soak test invites to DROID Turbo owners who were interested in testing out a new software update. At the time, we just assumed that it would be Android 5.0 “Lollipop,” because well, the phone feels long overdue for its update to the newest version of Android. Then weeks went by and our readers still hadn’t received the update. That seemed like good news, because Lollipop is buggy and maybe pointed toward Motorola still polishing things up. And then yesterday, the update started rolling out. To say that folks are a little disappointed, is probably an understatement.  (more…)