Motorola Mobility has initiated the Android 5.1 Lollipop soak test for Verizon powered Droid Turbo in the US.
The company took to Twitter to confirm that the new Android firmware will be rolled out soon to Droid Turbo, but declined to detail the specific release date.
But later in the day, Motorola Senior Director of Software Product Management, on his Google+ account announced that if the soak tests go without any hitch for next few days, the company will roll out the new Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Verizon's Droid Turbo as early as this weekend.
"I know this is going to make some people happy.... we have started the DROID Turbo soak test for the Android 5.1 upgrade this evening with our forum registered users. If all goes well we will open it up later this week," said Schuster.
He also released the official link of Droid Turbo Android 5.1 Lollipop release notes. Since the device will be upgraded directly to v5.1 from v4.4.4 KitKat OS. The upcoming firmware will be a big update, probably come with around 1GB in size and bring the new design language, Material Design, with interactive user interface, animation graphics, lock-screen notification options and the replacement of Dalvik with ART as its default run-time will bring improvement in performance, battery-life and many more features.
How to install v5.1 Lollipop on Motorola Droid Turbo:
If registered Motorola device forum members are getting update notification prompt on their devices.
Step 1: Select – 'Yes, I'm in'
Step 2: After you finish downloading the update, select 'Install now'
Step 3: When the software is installed, the phone will automatically restart
Step 4: Now, your phone will be updated to the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
Users can also check for updates manually by going to:
Settings >> About Phone >> System updates>> check for updates
If you get the update prompt, repeat the aforementioned procedure
Here are the official change-log details of Motorola Droid Turbo (Verizon):
|Material Design||You will quickly notice a whole new colorful look and feel to your device - from fluid animations to new application and system themes, colors and widgets.|
|Notifications UI & Priorities||In order to alert you to the most timely and relevant information, the format and behavior of notifications have evolved:
|New Interruptions & Downtime Settings||You can tailor how interruptions behave, choosing to allow all, none, or only priority interruptions. You can personalize what counts as a priority interruption (reminders, events, calls, messages) and even tailor them to be from only contacts you specify. The Downtime setting will allow only priority interruptions during the times and days that you specify. e.g. allow only priority interruptions on the weekend.|
|Recent Apps (Multi-tasking)||The redesigned Overview space (formerly called Recents) will include both applications and separate activities within those applications. For instance, each open tab in Chrome will also appear here along with recent applications; both your Gmail Inbox and a draft email message will appear as separate cards. This provides a consistent way to switch amongst tasks.|
|Moto Display and Ambient Display||While your phone's display is off, Moto Display will continue to surface relevant notifications to you using the low-power Contextual Computing Processor. It will also intelligently react when you use the Approach gesture under Moto Actions.Android Lollipop also includes a similar feature, called Ambient Display, that displays notifications like those shown on the lockscreen. If you prefer to try the new Ambient Display feature, you can uncheck the Moto Display setting in the Moto app. Note: Ambient Display does not use Motorola's low-power core and will turn on more of the display, so battery life may be impacted. The Moto Actions Approach gesture will not wake Ambient Display.|
|Moto Assist and Downtime||Moto Assist integrates the new Downtime feature within Android Lollipop to control when you don't want to be disturbed. Moto Assist also now uses the new Interruptions settings so that you can customize exceptions, such as letting only people on your starred contacts list get through.|
|Chop Twice for Flashlight||Lollipop includes a new flashlight option as part of Quick settings (swipe down with two fingers from the status bar to see it). Moto Actions let you turn the flashlight on or off with two chopping motions - without waking or unlocking your phone.|
|Quick Settings||You can quickly select different Wi-Fi access points or different paired Bluetooth devices with a new pull-down menu on each tile. Conditional settings tiles that only show if you use the feature - like "Invert Colors" or "Hotspot" - can now be hidden via a long-press on the tile.|
|Device Protection||Lost or stolen devices will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account, even if reset to factory settings. Note that you must either add a Google account on the device after the upgrade or reset your device to enable Device Protection. A Pin , password or pattern screen lock will also ensure your device is fully protected.|
|Pin a View/App||Screen pinning allows you to keep a specific app or screen in view. For example, you can 'pin' a game and your child will not be able to navigate anywhere else on your phone.|
|Battery||The Battery settings panel now shows an estimated projection for how much time you have left. You can also enable a new battery saver mode that will save power by reducing performance and most background data operations to extend your battery life.|
|Performance||Your phone now uses the new Android Runtime to help optimize application performance. After upgrading to Lollipop, your applications will undergo a one-time optimization process. Note that the optimization for ART requires more space.|
|Smart Lock (Trusted Devices)||Android Lollipop adds native support for allowing trusted devices to keep your phone unlocked (such as your Moto 360, a Bluetooth car kit or headset, etc.). Smart Lock replaces the prior trusted device capability in your Motorola phone. Note that you will need to add your trusted devices back after the transition to Lollipop in the Security settings menu under Smart Lock.|