Motorola’s David Schuster has announced on Google+ that the three smartphones Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini won’t be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop, but he didn’t explained why the company had decided to skip this update. In order to compensate for the inconvenience, the company will offer coupons on new smartphones from the Moto family and more.
The owners of an Ultra, Maxx or Mini who want to buy the Droid Turbo 2, will pay $524 instead of $624, while the Droid Maxx 2 costs $334 instead of $384. The users must have an active phone number and to register until May 19th and redeem the promo codes until June 2nd.
Unfortunately, Motorola will lose money because of the incapability to deliver the Lollipop update to the aforementioned devices, instead of finding a real solution. The good news is that the Droid Turbo 2 came loaded with Lollipop, but it arrived after Google has launched Marshmallow. As for the Maxx 2, the phone was released with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, but it will be upgraded to 6.0 Marshmallow, so it’s worth getting this phone, instead of waiting for Motorola to deliver the Lollipop update to one of the three devices we’ve told you about in this article. And, if you’re a Verizon loyal subscriber, you might consider getting the Moto X Pure Edition, which receives software updates regularly.
We remind you that the 6.0 Marshmallow update started rolling out to the Moto E 2015 in India, although in October, Motorola didn’t include this phone on the list of devices that will get the latest Android firmware. The users are getting it over the air, and the installation file has a size of 450MB, so it’s recommendable to connect to a wireless network before downloading the software.