Motorola on DROID Turbo Lollipop Update: Still 5.1, Still in Lab Test Cycle Too

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…)

Verizon Updates DROID Turbo Specs to Show Phone has Lollipop, Except It Doesn’t (Updated)

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…)

FYI: Last Week’s Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge Update Also Fixed That Nasty Screen-Rotation Bug

Verizon didn’t bother to mention this in the changelog for last week’s update to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, but the update also included a fix for that nasty auto-rotate bug that broke almost everyone’s phone at one point or another. A couple of our readers noted the fix to us, but you can find examples in Verizon’s community forums as well of users who are able to fully enjoy their phones again after receiving the update.  (more…)

Verizon Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Get First Update With HD Voice, Photo Editor Tweaks

Verizon and Samsung have readied updates for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge this morning as software version VRU1A0D5. You would be safe in assuming that this is mostly a bug fixer, but there is at least one new feature in the photo editor.

That new feature is a drawing mode that allows you to drop over the top of photos using several different brushes, colors, thicknesses, etc. We received this feature back in early May on our international unit, so you should be familiar with it.  (more…)

Verizon’s Moto X (1st Gen) has a Soak Test Incoming, Lollipop? (Updated: Nope!)

A soak test for Verizon’s Moto X (1st gen) is about to begin, likely in preparation for the phone’s update to Android 5.1 Lollipop. Invites for the test arrived in the inboxes of a handful of our readers, but I should point out that the emails don’t seem to specifically mention Lollipop. With that said, what else could it be at this point? The phone is due for some sweetness.  (more…)