After some false starts and an accidental reveal, Motorola’s David Schuster posted last night to his Google+ account to confirm a soak test of Android 5.1 has begun for the Verizon DROID Turbo. Here’s what he said:
I know this is going to make some people happy…. we have started the DROID Turbo soak test for the Android 5.1 upgrade this evening with our forum registered users. If all goes well we will open it up later this week.
The full release notes are up on Motorola’s website as well. Aside from the normal stability improvements and 5.1 features like ‘interruptions’ for deciding which apps can make your phone buzz with notifications, there’s some Motorola-specific stuff in there like the Moto Action that turns the flashlight on and off with two chopping motions.
As Schuster says in the post, if all goes well with the test we should expect a full rollout soon. Soak tests are when new pre-release software is tested amongst a group of approved device owners who agree to use potentially unstable software and report back any bugs they encounter. To be a part of this soak test you would’ve had to have joined Motorola’s Feedback Network already, so it’s too late, unfortunately.