Motorola Droid Turbo owners will be skipping Android 5.0 in-favor of Android 5.1 according to a Motorola software engineer.
In January Motorola announced that 2013 and 2014 Motorola devices would be updated "very soon", but that promised update has yet to hit for all devices two months later. Late last night saw Luciano Carvalho, a software engineer at Motorola, posted on a Google+ thread giving a little more insight behind the delay of the Lollipop update for the Droid Turbo. According to Carvalho, the Droid Turbo will be skipping Android 5.0 and will be updated right to Android 5.1. Why? Apparently Verizon requires VoLTE support, and Android 5.1 finally introduces that natively.
Verizon demands VoLTE support and 5.1 brings it to the platform. Basically it.
Porting all the VoLTE changes to 5.0 and then switch to the AOSP solution on 5.1 would be a huge waste of resources.
The additional information provided here is great, but it doesn't yet answer the big question of when the update will hit the Droid Turbo. At this point it is a waiting game, though it's worth noting that Android 5.1 was a fairly recent release, so it might be a little while before the Droid Turbo update hits — and that the Moto X on Verizon got Lollipop 5.0 way back in November 2014.
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