Some of the early flyers of the Android 5.0 Lollipop flag are starting to get the update. We already told you about the LG G3 getting the patch, while Google's own Nexus device have also received it, as had NVIDIA's Shield Tablet. Next up is the Verizon version of the Moto X 2014, the latest smartphone flagship from Motorola.
When Motorola and Verizon launched the DROID Turbo a couple of weeks ago we were given one of the best current smartphones, a high end flagship tour de force. However, there would have been plenty around the world feeling a bit sad that the Turbo is a Verizon and indeed US exclusive. Motorola improved the situation when the company announced the Moto Maxx last week, an international version of the DROID Turbo.
Since Motorola is now under Lenovo's wing there has been those who wondered if the company would continue to update to the latest Android versions quickly. The fact that the American brand builds Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop packing Nexus 6 gave us a good hint that the company would continue to be an Android flag waver. So it has proved as the company is now sending the Android 5.0 soak test for the Moto X (2014) Pure Edition.
A week after launching the DROID Turbo exclusively with Verizon, Motorola is rolling the device out to other regions of the world, although it will be known as the Moto Maxx. This international version of the device gives Motorola two flagship quality devices, the Moto X and Moto Maxx, and we could even include the Nexus 9 that is built by the company.
A couple of the biggest carriers in the United States have announced this week that they will be selling the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch this month. AT&T signalled its intentions yesterday, while T-Mobile has followed suit today with confirmation that it will be selling the most popular wearable currently on the market. The two follow Verizon as Big Red already confirmed the Moto 360 for sale on November 11th.
Motorola is maintaining its position as the smartphone company of choice if you want a good Android experience that sticks close to Google's core platform. Interestingly, Motorola was sold to Lenovo last week by the ties to Android will remain strong with the company maintaining a stock Android experience on its devices, while of course Motorola also makes the new Google Nexus 6 flagship.
Verizon launched the Motorola made DROID Turbo earlier in the week and in this age where phones are mini computers the Turbo comes with a standout feature. Leaping from the already impressive spec sheet was a massive 3,900mAh battery, which on paper suggests that the new DROID is going to have stellar battery performance. PhoneArena has discovered that is indeed the case as the Turbo is the best of the best.
Despite recently becoming more closely linked than ever, Motorola has finally been sold off by Google to Lenovo, months after the deal was first announced. In the deal, Google will retain Motorola's patents, although the company can license them even though it is now under Chinese company Lenovo's wing.
Verizon has today launched the Motorola built DROID Turbo, the carrier's exclusive flagship heavyweight. The exclusive smartphone business model is dying, but Verizon is still giving it a go and with the DROID Turbo the company has one of the very best smartphones on the market. Motorola has taken the best parts of the Moto X and the Motorola built Google Nexus 6 to build this device, and the DROID Turbo is at least every bit as good as those handsets.
Worried about whether your particular Motorola device is due to get the newly launched Android 5.0 Lollipop software update? Don't fear, because Motorola has created an upgrade guide where you can see if your device is in line to get the bump. The guide is very easy to use and keeps you in the loop.