In what has to be one of the most random social media exposés ever, a Verizon employee on Google Plus serenely spilled some magic Motorola-related beans.
While history must have raised a few red flags for Droid Turbo owners on America’s largest wireless network vis-a-vis crappy software support, no one really expected the big-battery phone’s Lollipop promotion to take quite so long.
Given the 5.2 incher’s monumental hardware, including a quad-core Snapdragon 805 SoC and 3 GB RAM, many of its proprietors took a swift OTA Android 5.0 bump as a guarantee. Only the Turbo is stuck on decrepit KitKat to this day, unlike several low-end Moto G and E generations. Oh, the irony!
On the bright side, at least Motorola and Verizon are working together on a fast lane to Android 5.1, skipping the 5.0 build altogether. And according to Jose Arturo, a Device Test Engineer with the carrier, the long overdue update is slated to drop mid-June. Hopefully, this June, as in next month, not next year.
Sarcasm notwithstanding, we’re afraid the deadline is far from official information, as Arturo was quickly bullied into deleting his imprudent reveal. But not before we could catch a glimpse of an older, even more random confession regarding an unannounced Motorola handheld.
Apparently, the soon-to-be third-generation Moto X will incorporate a front-facing camera flash (selfies galore) and, more importantly, microSD capabilities. External storage expansion has been restricted on both X generations thus far, as well as the Droid Turbo, unlike Moto Es and the 2014 Moto G.
In that sense, the extravagant X family shall catch up to budget-conscious product rosters while at the same time swim against the tide of non-microSD Samsung Galaxy flagships and Apple iPhones. Way to go, Motorola, or should we say Lenovo?