The Moto Droid Turbo is now approaching its second anniversary following its 2014 release. Back then, it was one of the most powerful handsets money could buy thanks to its top-of-the-line specs and features.
The phone came in with a quad-core Snapdragon 805 SoC with a clock speed of 2.7GHz and is paired with a RAM of 3GB. You can get the Moto Droid Turbo in either 32GB or 64GB storage options and it also comes with a Super AMOLED display unit of 5.2 inches with QHD resolution. It gets even better as the Droid Turbo also comes with a massive 21MP camera on the back and huge 3900mAh battery unit to keep it alive.
One of the major differences between the Moto Droid Turbo and perhaps the company’s Nexus 6 is that the rate at which the two receive software updates is not the same. Since the latter is a Google Nexus device, it gets all updates first. However, the likes of Moto Droid Turbo, whose software still needs to go through vigorous tests and tweaks at Motorola, usually lag behind when it comes to software updates.
When it was released, the Moto Droid Turbo came in with Android 4.4.4 KitKat. In 2015, the phone was updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop, months following the release of the OS. In fact, the device was unveiled at a time when Android Lollipop was available, but instead, Motorola opted for an older, proven OS. Even though Motorola has since then promised that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is being readied for the Droid Turbo, the wait for the software has been long.
The good side of the story is that Motorola is indeed working on releasing a Marshmallow update for the Droid Turbo flagship. This follows leaked info that details out a recently dated Wi-Fi Certification for the handset, something that always points to an upcoming software update. According to the reports, a Motorola handset with model number XT1254, which is essentially the Droid Turbo, is already running on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow as opposed to the official Android 5.1 Lollipop update that the device last received.
Anything is possible here – maybe there is an error in the info or it is indeed true that Motorola is in the final stages of prepping the Droid Turbo for the Marshmallow update. If this happens, users of the Moto Droid Turbo will be happy to come across new features such as Google’s Doze, Now on Tap, App Standby as well as enhanced apps permissions system