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You can now test Lollipop on the Motorola DROID Turbo... on the web

Verizon may be getting ready to update the Motorola DROID Turbo to Android 5.1 Lollipop! At least if the latest update to their DROID Turbo simulator is any indication.

Published onJune 13, 2015

The Motorola DROID Turbo is an awesome smartphone, but one dreaded problem always lurks around Verizon-exclusive devices like this one. It takes forever for Big Red to update them! Usually even longer than with all other smartphones. Every device and their mothers is already on Lollipop, yet the DROID Turbo is staying far behind in the race.

Many months after the Lollipop release, the Motorola DROID Turbo is expected to finally get its Android 5.1 update (yes, it skipped previous iterations of Lollipop) by mid-June. So… very soon, and it seems Verizon and Motorola may be just in time to fulfill this promise. At least if the latest update to the official online Motorola DROID Turbo demo serves as any corroboration.


This tool is at Verizon’s website and allows potential customers to get a general gist of how the Motorola DROID Turbo works (as well as other devices). It’s actually quite helpful for anyone looking to get a new device they may not be familiar with. You can experience all sorts of aspects of the UI without even stepping out of your desk. From phone calls and advanced calling to messaging, cloud services and even SIM card information.

What really tickled our fancy is lower in the web page, though. Scroll past the simulator and you will see a bold setnence that reads: “Last Modified: 06/11/2015 to Android 5.1”. So all the software you see here will come from the Lollipop-based OS. Give it a quick test if you are feeling curious. And keep in mind this may be proof that the update is just around the corner. Hopefully you get it sooner than later. Just try not to destroy your thumb by smashing on that update button all weekend!