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SORRY DROID, NO LOLLIPOP FOR YOU SAYS MOTOROLA

by knowyourhandheld (writer), , February 24, 2016

Well the users of Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini are in for a bad piece of news.

Sorry guys but while the rest of world is sinking their teeth into the sweetest software Marshmallow, you will not even get to taste Lollipop! Yes, Motorola has officially confirmed that these phones would not be receiving the Android 5.0 version. Hard-luck Droid users!

David Schuster, Motorola’s senior director for Software Product Management took to Google+ to convey this disappointing news to the world. He expressed his apologies on behalf of team Motorola and said that the Verizon Droid handsets would be stuck with Android 4.4 KitKat and not be eligible for Lollipop mobile software update. This news has definitely upset the Motorola Droid users but the company is trying to make amends. In a move to offer some compensation to its Droid lovers, Motorola is offering special discounts to the Ultra, Maxx and Mini owners on purchasing the latest Droid Maxx2 and Droid Turbo 2 mobile phones. This offer is exclusively for the Droid smartphone users.

The Droid Maxx 2 which is retailed at $624 will be available for $524 and the Droid Turbo which has been price-tagged $584 can be had for $534 by the Droid users. The company has tried to offer some solace to the wounded hearts but its effectiveness is still unknown. The Droid Turbo can receive upgrades for an additional cost as stated in the Moto Maker.

But before you try to avail these discounts, a few pointers to keep you informed-

    1.The Droid Maxx/Ultra/Mini smartphone should have a phone number in active use.

    2.Only those who have purchased the above handsets directly from Verizon will be eligible to avail the discount.

    3.To receive the discount you will be required to fill in a few details such as your Name, e-mail address, last 4 digits of the Droid Ultra/Maxx/ Mini IMEI number and the Droid smartphone contact number.

Once you have fulfilled the above formalities, you can avail the discount coupon codes. This offer will last till 19TH May and the promotional offer must be redeemed before 2nd June’16. While a $100 and $50 discount is quite substantial, whether it can really compensate for the latest software is doubtful. So we have to wait and see how the Motorola Droid customers respond to this gesture and forgive Motorola for breaking their hearts.



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