While most new flagships are waiting to receive Android Nougat update, older smartphones are barely getting the previous Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. It seems that the owners of the Motorola DROID Turbo connected to Verizon will finally be able to download the OTA update, as Marshmallow will hit their devices in the next days.
Verizon has been testing Marshmallow on this model for a month and now it’s ready to roll out the firmware in the US.
So, if you’re one of the owners of the DROID Turbo and you’ve picked Verizon as your carrier, then you will receive Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the firmware number 24.81.5.en.US. The update will take up to 25 minutes to be installed on your smartphone, so you’d better make sure that the battery is charged to at least 70 percent before downloading the firmware.
It’s not sure if Google’s latest security patch has been included, but you should get all new features introduced in Marshmallow, such as Doze mode, Now on Tap and WiFi Calling. Verizon hasn’t updated the phone’s support page, so since there’s no full changelog, we don’t know if there are other changes made especially for the DROID Turbo.
If you are not patient to wait until the update notification will pop up on your phone’s screen, you can manually check for the update by going to the Settings Menu.
The DROID Turbo was released in October 2014 with Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box. It has a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED QHD screen and it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 processor that’s backed by 3GB of RAM. It offers two variants of internal memories that are fixed and with capacities of 32GB and 64GB, it has a primary camera of 21MP with autofocus and dual-LED flash, but the secondary camera is not that advanced, as it supports only 2MP.
The battery, on the other hand, is pretty generous, having a capacity of 3900mAh and it supports Quick Charging 2.0, which allows it to be charged up to 60% in 30 minutes.
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