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  1. jjjmmm's Avatar
    Hey folks, I just talked to Motorola tech support and thought I'd give it a shot in the dark and ask. The guy told me that the Lollipop update for the Droid Turbo is scheduled for Dec 16-17. He said it after a brief pause - seemed to me like he was looking it up, as opposed to pulling an estimate out of thin air.
    I'm guessing this won't be happening, since there have been no soak tests of Lollipop yet.
    12-15-2014 12:59 PM
  2. fonger13's Avatar
    I'm guessing this won't be happening, since there have been no soak tests of Lollipop yet.
    seems like their soak test is less than 24 hrs so there's still a chance that it can happen
    but yeah,you're probably right.
    12-15-2014 01:20 PM
  3. wolf_walker's Avatar
    Late next month was the last rumor I read on XDA from a guy that knew a guy that knew a guy that knew a guy that worked for VZW
    12-15-2014 01:55 PM
  4. HappyFunBall24's Avatar
    I'm guessing this won't be happening, since there have been no soak tests of Lollipop yet.
    Yeah, sadly, I tried to confirm with Motorola and VZW reps several times since but no one bit. I did try to add caveats and post follow-ups so that I wasn't building people up to get letdown. But I'm disappointed.

    Late next month was the last rumor I read on XDA from a guy that knew a guy that knew a guy that knew a guy that worked for VZW
    Ha ha, yeah, I've been keeping up with that thread as well. I thought I read that the guy said his VZW buddy told him Feb? At any rate, if Lollipop is not being released for 1+ month, I certainly hope that we jump straight to 5.0.1.
    12-15-2014 03:35 PM
  5. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    I'm guessing this won't be happening, since there have been no soak tests of Lollipop yet.
    Does Motorola *always* soak test their updates? (serious question, this is the first Moto phone I've owned in a while).

    Even if so, what if that date of Dec 16-17 for the soak test itself?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm still skeptical...I'm not sure why VZW would push the "Advanced calling features" update last week if they were gonna turn around and release 5.0 a few days later...seems like they would have just waited and bundled all that together....but who knows?
    12-15-2014 03:46 PM
  6. HappyFunBall24's Avatar
    ^^ I agree, that's logical so Jan seems more likely. I don't know if they always do soak tests, but certainly they would for an update this huge. I'm down with a sudden announcement of a soak test. Keep hope alive!
    12-15-2014 03:57 PM
  7. travaz's Avatar
    Having done a few soak test for Moto the latest was the shortest one I ever saw. The Droisd MAXX soak for HD calling was longer as there was a problem and they had to fix a few things. Maybe the latest HD release set some things up for 5.01. I would rather wait for a few days or weeks for the issues and bugs to get squashed and have a nice seamless update instead of trying to figure out what is wrong. Sit back relax and we will get it soon enough.
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    12-15-2014 09:07 PM
  8. wolf_walker's Avatar
    Yeah no rush here really. I have L on my Nexus 7 and after seeing some neat graphical changes, it's really not dramatic.
    In fact I'm still not sure if I like the notifications and swipe up down again business. It runs ok as it did previously and the battery is about the
    same near as I can tell. Eh.. I can wait.
    12-15-2014 10:22 PM
  9. Jameson Gagnon's Avatar
    I have L on my nexus 7 also- 2012 model, and it's good. BUT no way near as good as L on my Nexus 5, which is way better than KitKat, so I would image it should be spectacular on the Turbo! I want it now!!Lol
    12-16-2014 03:32 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    Reminder: Soak Tests use RELEASED software.
    12-16-2014 03:44 PM
  11. Daniel Padilla's Avatar
    Not sure where PC Advisor got their information. According to them: "Droid Turbo will be able to upgrade to Android Lollipop. Motorola says expect it by the end of 2014". I'd post the link but don't have enough posts yet. Article is titled "When will my phone get Android Lollipop". I highly doubt we'd see back to back updates like that, but you never know.
    12-16-2014 06:56 PM
  12. HappyFunBall24's Avatar
    ^^ I saw that as well, but I figured that they were confusing it with the VoLTE update, which both VZW and Motorola had said would be here by the end of the year. I don't think I've seen a statement from either of them saying Lollipop will also be here in 2014.
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    12-16-2014 07:03 PM
  13. Dhawk1202's Avatar
    I talked to a guy who knows a guy who works at Verizon, and this guy says "What's lollipop"? OK not a true story, but I did talk to someone from the call center that I know, and she tells me that no one that you will talk to on the phone from Verizon will have any idea of dates for ota's. It's just not told to them. In fact nerds like us are usually finding out before customer service reps do. So there's that.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-16-2014 07:22 PM
  14. Aaron Frost's Avatar
    I just got an OTA update on my Verizon Turbo. Still on KitKat. The update was way to small to have been the Lollipop release. The "about phone" section confirms that it is still on Android 4.4.4. So... I am losing hope.
    12-17-2014 05:09 PM
  15. NoahForeman's Avatar
    Why are you losing hope? We WILL get 5.0, its just going to take a little bit of time.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Droid Turbo.
    12-17-2014 05:22 PM
  16. HappyFunBall24's Avatar
    I just got an OTA update on my Verizon Turbo. Still on KitKat. The update was way to small to have been the Lollipop release. The "about phone" section confirms that it is still on Android 4.4.4. So... I am losing hope.
    Keep ya' chin up! That's the VoLTE update, which is not bad at all. Also, from looking at the threads of other phones that have gotten Lollipop 5.0 (EDIT: some of which are dealing with massive headaches from it), I'd honestly rather not rush into it. So now I'm realistically hoping for 5.0.1 with its bug fixes in Jan.
    12-17-2014 05:24 PM
  17. tvouge's Avatar
    Like the others said dude, we're not missing out in anything significant. If you want your phone to look like lollipop, you can customize Nova launcher pretty close.

    As it stands, this phone is now near perfect. I'd rather wait for a fully baked and well done update than a rushed buggy one.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-17-2014 05:55 PM
  18. slidesJ's Avatar
    Like the others said dude, we're not missing out in anything significant. If you want your phone to look like lollipop, you can customize Nova launcher pretty close.
    Totally disagree with this. If the only thing significant in this release was material design and notifications, this release wouldn't near what it is. Things like full Bluetooth LE support, 'guest' mode, access to RAW camera images, improvement in face unlock, trusted locations, trusted devices/Smart Lock, the way programs are handled running in the background, the ability to remove junk apps (not just disable them), etc.

    This is why I am looking forward to Lollipop, as well as the look and feel. JMO
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    12-21-2014 11:55 AM
  19. KPMcClave's Avatar
    Totally disagree with this. If the only thing significant in this release was material design and notifications, this release wouldn't near what it is. Things like full Bluetooth LE support, 'guest' mode, access to RAW camera images, improvement in face unlock, trusted locations, trusted devices/Smart Lock, the way programs are handled running in the background, the ability to remove junk apps (not just disable them), etc.

    This is why I am looking forward to Lollipop, as well as the look and feel. JMO
    I am looking forward to the performance boost for some of the reasons you mention.

    I am not looking forward to the new look at all. Blech. Too light. Too bright.
    12-21-2014 02:09 PM
  20. doogald's Avatar
    the ability to remove junk apps (not just disable them),
    Just FYI, while the ability to do this for OEMs is available, there is nothing forcing them to install the bloatware in a way that can be uninstalled. They can just keep doing what they're doing now (and very likely Verizon will with Verizon's own branded phone).
    12-21-2014 03:40 PM
  21. slidesJ's Avatar
    there is nothing forcing them to install the bloatware in a way that can be uninstalled. They can just keep doing what they're doing now (and very likely Verizon will with Verizon's own branded phone).
    My understanding is that will change with Lollipop. Currently those apps (bloatware) are installed in the system partition, which makes it difficult to get access to remove them. As part of the architecture change in Lollipop the system partition will be unable for bloatware and they will be treated as all other apps.

    Now I am sure Verizon, ATT, etc are all trying to figure out a way to bypass the change.
    12-21-2014 04:14 PM
  22. D._Manley's Avatar
    My understanding is that will change with Lollipop. Currently those apps (bloatware) are installed in the system partition, which makes it difficult to get access to remove them. As part of the architecture change in Lollipop the system partition will be unable for bloatware and they will be treated as all other apps.

    Now I am sure Verizon, ATT, etc are all trying to figure out a way to bypass the change.
    If this is true some of the Moto X users should be able to confirm.
    12-21-2014 04:18 PM
  23. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    I am looking forward to the performance boost for some of the reasons you mention.

    I am not looking forward to the new look at all. Blech. Too light. Too bright.
    What is this "look"? Haven't seen any pics of what it looks like...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-21-2014 05:15 PM
  24. doogald's Avatar
    My understanding is that will change with Lollipop. Currently those apps (bloatware) are installed in the system partition, which makes it difficult to get access to remove them. As part of the architecture change in Lollipop the system partition will be unable for bloatware and they will be treated as all other apps.
    See this. http://beta.techradar.com/news/softw...k-apps-1270998

    That feature is optional. It's useful for companies like T-Mobile; unlocked phones brought to the network can have tmob apps installed when you authenticate. For a carrier exclusive phone like the turbo, though, I suspect Verizon will just insist on apps on the system partition, or that the oem partition be made read only, deletes not allowed.

    We'll see when we see, though...
    12-21-2014 06:53 PM
  25. KPMcClave's Avatar
    My understanding is that will change with Lollipop. Currently those apps (bloatware) are installed in the system partition, which makes it difficult to get access to remove them. As part of the architecture change in Lollipop the system partition will be unable for bloatware and they will be treated as all other apps.

    Now I am sure Verizon, ATT, etc are all trying to figure out a way to bypass the change.
    The ability to do this is already apparently available in KitKat, it's just that the carriers don't use it. It is true that it's easier for them to use it in Lollipop, but as others have said, that doesn't mean there's any reason to believe they will. Remember, bloatware isn't there for our convenience...
    12-21-2014 07:18 PM
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