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.
The update is arriving as system version 21.44.12. It’s a VoLTE bug fixer. Or, Advanced Calling 1.0, according to Verizon. That’s it. No Lollipop.
I don’t know what else to say other than, maybe Lollipop is right around the corner, but it first needed a VoLTE fix? If it helps any, Lollipop is still kind of a buggy hot mess on most phones that have received it. My Moto X (2nd gen) “Pure Edition” is certainly not 100% in love, neither is the Galaxy S5 on Verizon.
I know that isn’t what you all want to hear because you are ready for Android 5.0, but this update feels like one that manufacturers need more time with. Or that Google needs more time with. It’s a huge update. Google released it with all sorts of bugs. After all, it was released in November and we have already gone from 5.0 to 5.0.1 to 5.0.2 to 5.1.
Try to stay patient.