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Motorola DROID X marks the spot for new Motorola soak test

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Motorola DROID X marks the spot for new Motorola soak test
Ah! The Motorola DROID X. Released about half a year after the Motorola DROID started Androidmania, the Motorola DROID X brought a big 4.3 inch screen to Verizon and for a time, was the carrier's flagship smartphone. Now that the model has been surpassed by a sequel and the recently launched Motorola DROID BIONIC, Motorola DROID RAZR and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, the "X" is the subject of a new Motorola soak test. The last update for the Motorola DROID X took place in August to repair bugs found after the device was updated to Android 2.3.

Motorola typically tests out a new software update by having a few owners of the device volunteer for the soak test to see how the update performs. Why rollout a firmware update only to have to halt it when some problems show up leaving hundreds of thousands of units working incorrectly. With the soak test, if a problem shows up, it will be limited to those handsets involved in the soak test which is more easily manageable. If you are interested in participating, you need to register as a member of the Motorola Owner's Forum. The update brings software version 4.5.621.MB810.Verizon.en.US to the phone.

Some of the changes include an update to Android 2.3.6 which brings improved browser security with a patch from Google. Playing music will no longer reset the device and "Out of Memory" errors will be reduced. The update fixes a problem where the phone would turn on by itself and one where Yahoo! mail notifications were not being properly displayed. Visual Voicemail will now play WAV files while the problem that showed duplicate messages has been repaired. For the complete changelist, go to the sourcelink.

source: Motorola

Motorola seeks volunteers to test an update for the Motorola DROID X

Motorola seeks volunteers to test an update for the Motorola DROID X


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posted on 17 Feb 2012, 23:51

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Moto's idea of a funerary offering, i suppose.

im on 4.0.3 xD

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 00:03

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5610; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


The Droid X was a great phone. But compared to the Razr, it is just dated technology. It is great that Moto is doing an update/refresh. I wonder if this is the final software release for the X?

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 01:37 1

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


too little too late if you ask me. I loved the Droid X on 2.1 but after that it went down hill. While i realize 2.3 did help with some issues there were also some new ones. Glad they are still fixing some but that ship sank long ago.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 11:40

4. pandambaba (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


personally, i think this is a great idea. i like that i can still squeeze some newer features out of this phone since my upgrade isn't until august.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 12:36

5. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Now that Google is Motorola I hope the DROID X gets unlocked and stock ICS is the OS. Lets all hope that Blur dies!

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 21:34

7. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Piss off I kinda like Blur, compared to stock 2.3 at least. ICS may be a different story but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 13:49 2

6. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Never too late, it's still a pretty well off device even at this old age. Motorola knows that the X sold a good bit and there are a lot of X owners like myself who still use the device. Yes it still works even after repeated drops to the floor and will do some strange things like turn itself back on right after I powered it down. Hope this update soak can alleviate that weirdness. Heck I would be surprised if this phone gets ICS, run GB without any issues at all.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 00:49

8. pandambaba (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


well said. most people don't realize that this phone was revolutionary for the "big phone" age. it was the only 4.3 inch phone on the market with a 16:9 aspcet ratio so it was a lot thinner and easier to hold. not to mention the TIOAMP processor for it's time was the fastest one out there

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