Verizon jumps the gun on Droid Turbo Lollipop
Motorola Droid Turbo users on Verizon have been a patient bunch, waiting as long as they have been for their smartphones to get a taste of Android Lollipop. We’ve been hearing for months now that the update could be out soon, but so far, nothing. A recent rumor even suggested that Lollipop distribution could begin earlier this week, but that just hasn’t come to pass. There’s still reason to be hopeful that a release is imminent, though, as Verizon updates its own Droid Turbo pages to indicate that the phone runs Lollipop.
In its Droid Turbo product listing, Verizon now gives the phone’s current Android edition as 5.0.2 Lollipop. Despite that change, there’s no indication that any updates have started going out.
That’s very curious, as while we’ve been looking forward to the Droid Turbo’s Lollipop release, that’s not at all what we thought we we were getting. After all, we heard from a Motorola employee back in March that the Droid Turbo would skip 5.0.2 and go straight to a 5.1 release.
Have plans changed and 5.1 will arrive at some future date, with 5.0.2 tiding us over in the interim? Did Verizon just mess things up when updating the Droid Turbo’s spec listing? We’re not sure exactly how this is going to play out, but right now it seems more likely than ever that Lollipop for the Droid Turbo – even if that’s just 5.0.2 – is nearly about to land.
Update: Motorola claims that the Droid Turbo’s Lollipop update is “still in the lab test cycle.”
Update 2: Verizon has reverted its listing back to 4.4.4 KitKat.