The Motorola Droid Turbo has finally started receiving a software update that brings over Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The update carries the version number 24.81.5.en-US, bringing over Android M version 6.0.1.
The Droid Turbo was released back in 2014 as a Verizon exclusive. At the time, the Droid Turbo beat out the second-generation Moto X, though it was regarded as merely a dead ringer for Moto X that fixed the issues found on the latter device.
How To Download The Marshmallow Update
Verizon has yet to announce exactly what changes come with the new software update for Droid Turbo, but the Big Red is expected to publish a changelog shortly on its software page for the smartphone.
For owners of the Droid Turbo, the rollout of the software update is just kicking off, so it might take some time before the notification arrives. But there's always the option to manually check the Droid turbo's settings menu to find out if the update has indeed landed.
For the more impatient Droid Turbo owners who want to go rogue, there's an alternative way to get the Marshmallow update. The Android Soul has provided a download link and an accompanying guide detailing the installation process, but it's probably best to simply wait for the over-the-air update officially.
Because there's no changelog as of this time, it's hard to predict what the new software update spells for the Droid Turbo, thought it's a safe assumption that Marshmallow-standard features will be present such as Android Pay, a System UI Tuner, Custom Google Tabs and whatnot.
While Marshmallow might come off as a little outdated given that Android 7.0 Nougat is now Google's headline OS version, it's still quite a rarity for older smartphones to receive software updates nowadays.
Droid Turbo Specs
The Motorola Droid Turbo was Motorola's flagship back in 2014 rocking a 5.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 with 565 ppi. It came with Android 4.0 KitKat out of the box and was powered by a 2.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and an Adreno 420 chip for graphics.
It was available in either 32 or 64 GB variants with 3 GB of RAM. On the back of the phone is a 21-megapixel shooter that can record 4K video at 24 fps. On the front is a measly 2-megapixel shooter, though it's able to at least record 1080p video.
For owners of the Droid Turbo, have you received the software update yet? How is Marshmallow running so far? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!