1. jerrykur's Avatar
    Hi,

    I currently have a Droid DNA and am looking to upgrade. The Turbo looks like a great phone and is on the short list. However, since it is a single carrier phone I am wondering if will get "orphaned" like the DNA.

    With the DNA we suffered through very slow updates. 4 or 5 months after phones like the Galaxy were upgraded we received updates. And then there is the apathy of the people at Verizon towards the phone. When you ask them a question (I know I should not. but sometimes ...) the response is something like "Oh, you have one of those. We don't sell many so I don't know much about them". Does anyone have these concern about the Turbo?

    There is also the whole issue with Lenovo buying Motorola and shutting down the Motorola plant. Maybe Lenovo has something else they want to push as a top end phone, something that will work on multiple carriers ....

    Jerry
    11-06-2014 12:18 PM
  2. heyeaglefn's Avatar
    No, I expect support to be fine for at least 2 years.
    11-06-2014 12:21 PM
  3. brandonx1000's Avatar
    I think the 2013 Droids all received 4.4 pretty close to the Moto X. Right now, they're all on 4.4.4
    11-06-2014 12:36 PM
  4. Clocks's Avatar
    The 2013 Droid's were very fast updates. I'm not concerned about L or any serious bug fixes. Will we get 5.1 quickly 12 mo from now? I dunno
    11-06-2014 12:38 PM
  5. doogald's Avatar
    The 2012 Droids received an update to kitkat this may as well. The 2013 Droids were the second non-Nexus phone to get Kitkat, after only the Moto X.

    Verizon and Motorola said last year that updates and support would be better going forward. It has been.

    That doesn't guarantee anything, but i suspect that this phone will be wee supported and received timely updates.
    11-06-2014 01:41 PM
  6. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar

    With the DNA we suffered through very slow updates. 4 or 5 months after phones like the Galaxy were upgraded we received updates.
    While this is always a concern, in a way you're comparing apples to oranges. Even though Verizon can often drag it's feet on releasing updates, they can't hold back what doesn't exist. Obviously the Galaxy are extremely popular which does help to ensure that Samsung supports them with updates, but neither Samsung nor Verizon had any control over when or if HTC would provide updates for the DNA.

    Since Motorola was purchased by Google, they have generally been VERY good about releasing timely updates for their phones (it helps that Moto phones run pretty much vanilla Google Android). Granted, Google no longer owns Motorola, but the trend seems to still be in place...so hopefully it stays that way.
    11-06-2014 02:03 PM
  7. jerrykur's Avatar
    Since Motorola was purchased by Google, they have generally been VERY good about releasing timely updates for their phones (it helps that Moto phones run pretty much vanilla Google Android). Granted, Google no longer owns Motorola, but the trend seems to still be in place...so hopefully it stays that way.
    Let's hope so. But Lenovo just showed a loss in phone revenue and the stock price got hammered with a 5.1% decrease. Hopefully the Motorola acquisition will help, but the CEO of Lenovo said "Smartphone revenue was not that exciting, it was a little bit of a problem" so I suspect job and cost cuts are in the Motorola brand's future ala Microsoft's take over of the Nokia smartphone business. The CEO has committed to having Motorola profitable in 1 year.
    11-06-2014 03:32 PM
  8. Liquidretro's Avatar
    I think your concerns are valid. Rumor is that it will come out on other carriers but those will be slightly tweaked version etc. I stopped in and looked at them today as I am being forced to upgrade due to a failure and not sure if I will pick a turbo or Note 4 tonight.
    11-06-2014 03:42 PM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    This is Motorola. Not HTC.
    jasoraso, tdizzel and radyoactive like this.
    11-06-2014 03:48 PM
  10. Joseph Leicht's Avatar
    This is Motorola. Not HTC.
    Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo Is anyone concerned about being orphaned?-screenshot_2014-11-06-17-40-26.jpg
    11-06-2014 06:45 PM
  11. jerrykur's Avatar
    This is Motorola. Not HTC.
    Actually it is Lenovo. New management

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-06-2014 08:08 PM
  12. doggy2965's Avatar
    I haven't found any of the last few updates to be groundbreaking I think the hardware is more important.

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    11-06-2014 08:23 PM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    Actually it is Lenovo. New management

    Posted via Android Central App
    Business as usual.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    11-06-2014 08:50 PM
  14. jerrykur's Avatar
    Business as usual.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    Maybe. Remember the CEO has committed to make the company profitable in 12 months. I see cost cutting real soon.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-06-2014 08:57 PM
  15. jec11718's Avatar
    I used a DNA for 19 months....this turbo is the cats pajamas!!! No worries this one isn't getting left behind.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-06-2014 09:26 PM
  16. Ry's Avatar
    Maybe. Remember the CEO has committed to make the company profitable in 12 months. I see cost cutting real soon.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Lenovo has taken the businesses that IBM built and made them even more successful. I'm confident they'll do the same for Motorola. Motorola's quick updates have been a bright spot. I doubt Lenovo will want to change that.
    CarbonOak and sharkita like this.
    11-07-2014 01:39 PM
  17. iamtron's Avatar
    After being burned with the original Droid, this was definitely a concern for me. With the original Driod, it was only a few months in when VZW did an update that locked the bootloader. After that, they never did another update to the phone. Haven't touched a Droid since. Before I bought the Turbo, I looked at what has happened with the recent Droids. They appeared to be getting updates and pretty timely. I decided to take a gamble hoping that continues. But I definitely understand and share your concern.
    11-07-2014 02:52 PM
  18. CarbonOak's Avatar
    Lenovo has taken the businesses that IBM built and made them even more successful. I'm confident they'll do the same for Motorola. Motorola's quick updates have been a bright spot. I doubt Lenovo will want to change that.
    Despite being bummed that Google sold off Motorola to Lenovo, I'm confident that Motorola will continue to succeed and produce timely updates under Lenovo's hands. The Lenovo laptop (formerly IBM) line is a great example; my brother bought one of their Y series laptops over a year ago and it's great.
    11-07-2014 03:20 PM

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