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Android 4.4.2 soak test begins on the Motorola DROID Ultra, DROID MAXX and DROID Mini

0. phoneArena 10 May 2014, 01:31 posted on

The other day, we told you that certain owners of the Motorola DROID Ultra and Motorola DROID MAXX were being invited to take part in a soak test for Android 4.4.2. To be invited to take place in a soak test, you need to be a member of the Motorola Support Network and promise to keep everything confidential. On Friday, Android 4.4.2 was being sent out to members of the soak test with those two handsets and the Motorola DROID Mini...

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posted on 10 May 2014, 02:27

1. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Sorry for a noob question here, but what the hell is a soak test? Do they like leave the phone in water and with the USB cable plugged and install a new version of android lol. I reside outside the states so I don't know what it is.

posted on 10 May 2014, 03:07 4

2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3196; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Some moron thought "soak" was a better term than "beta" and then other morons started doing the same thing.

posted on 10 May 2014, 03:51 1

5. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Lol thanks I will read the article now since I know what a soak test is now ;-)

posted on 10 May 2014, 17:06

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3625; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Because beta would be a misnomer. It's not really beta when it's the final build or close to it.

posted on 10 May 2014, 17:14 1

13. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3196; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Beta is by far a more appropriate term than taking the word 'soak' and using it for some non-intuitive purpose.

Beta software refers to computer software that is undergoing testing and has not yet been officially released. The beta phase follows the alpha phase, but precedes the final version. Some beta software is only made available to a select number of users, while other beta programs are released to the general public.

Software developers release beta versions of software in order to garner useful feedback before releasing the final version of a program. They often provide web forums that allow beta testers to post their feedback and discuss their experience using software. Some beta software programs even have a built-in feedback feature that allows users to submit feature requests or bugs directly to the developer.

In most cases, a software developer will release multiple "beta" versions of a program during the beta phase. Each version includes updates and bug fixes that have been made in response to user feedback. The beta phase may last anywhere from a few weeks for a small program to several months for a large program.

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http://www.techterms.com/definition/beta_software

posted on 10 May 2014, 03:12

3. eddiea (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


I'm certainly looking forward to the feedback about this update once it has been released to the masses.

posted on 10 May 2014, 03:27

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posted on 10 May 2014, 03:52 2

6. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


How much is Motorola paying you to do this AD?

posted on 10 May 2014, 23:20

14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3404; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


He is not promoting moto he is promoting some zauba site.

posted on 10 May 2014, 04:32

7. ThePython (Posts: 289; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Samsung should learn with Motorola a thing or two about updates.

posted on 10 May 2014, 07:36

8. mokhtar (Posts: 240; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


i'am in love with my android kitkat z1

posted on 10 May 2014, 07:58

9. kanagadeepan (Posts: 678; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Some soak testers on xda are saying that its just 4.4 and NOT 4.4.2, but this article is saying otherwise... Which is correct?

posted on 10 May 2014, 08:30 1

10. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1550; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Considering those three phones have been on 4.4 since late Nov/early December, it is 4.4.2. I also can't believe someone on xda wouldn't know this.

posted on 10 May 2014, 08:48 1

11. rns122112 (Posts: 45; Member since: 20 Jan 2014)


Those are old posts. When I got my droid ultra (smashed from leaving on back of car and forgetting about it :( now moto x Dev edition) it was on 4.4 already

posted on 12 May 2014, 16:51

15. bwhiting (Posts: 170; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


Aww man that sucks, I wanted to be apart of this one like I did the 4.4 test of it. Well hope it fixes the actual bugs in the battery draining for the OS this time. Lowered battery from normally a good day to less than 6 hours at most on regular usages.

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