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Uncovered: Droid Turbo Lollipop update plans, third-gen Moto X microSD adoption

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.

Droid Turbo

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.

Moto X second-gen

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?

Source: Droid-Life

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