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Soak test invites for Verizon's Motorola Moto X are out

Soak test invites for Verizon's Motorola Moto X are out
Motorola is known for its soak tests. The wholly owned Google subsidiary will test a software update on a small number of handsets belonging to a particular model first, before deciding whether to continue to allow the update to be made available for all of the handsets produced of this model. By doing this, Motorola can see if there are any problems with an update that could lead to widespread bricking of a large number of phones. By keeping the number of devices being tested to a minimum, if there are any problems, Motorola can limit its liability to the small number of phones actually being tested.
 
The Motorola Moto X for Verizon is about to go through a soak test

The Motorola Moto X for Verizon is about to go through a soak test

To have your phone involved in a soak test, you need to be a member of the Motorola Feedback Network and must pledge that all results will remain confidential. Motorola is now in the process of seeking volunteers sporting the Verizon branded Motorola Moto X to take part in the test. Most likely the update is the same one that Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile's Moto X owners have already installed.

The update leaves a number of improvements to the camera including better color reproduction and improvements to the focusing in low-light conditions or when your subject is in motion. Besides exterminating some bugs, the update also quickens the time it takes to teach the "Ok Google Now" verbal cue to the handset.

Now that the phone is undergoing the soak test, the actual OTA update can't be too far behind. Is there anyone surprised that Verizon is the last of the four major carriers to rollout this pup?

source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 16 Oct 2013, 01:17

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7317; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Well it's about damn time!

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 09:15

8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Yeah, but it's still not 4.3. Remember your prediction that the Moto X would get 4.3 within 3 weeks of release? It's been almost 2 months & I still haven't heard anything officially. Hate to say I told you so, but...

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 10:00

10. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'd rather have 4.2 with the improved camera software than worry about 4.3. With 4.4 just around the corner, can't we just skip right to it?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 10:59

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Your comment makes no sense. 4.3 will have everything that 4.2 has plus more. It's not like you lose the improved camera software with the upgrade.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:37

12. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I was merely suggesting that I don't need 4.3; I just need the camera upgrade. Some Android fans seem to clamor for the next numerical upgrade without regard for what improvements it might bring.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 17:18

15. sprockkets (Posts: 1075; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


4.3 is worth skipping. No end user would ever notice the difference btw 4.3 and 4.2.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 01:41 1

2. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Fricken' finally.

I will note, though, that this is a little quicker than Verizon's usual bullcrap delays.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:10

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7317; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Three week delay for a soak test lol. Verizon loves updates.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:14 3

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3868; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


First the Moto X, then the Droids. Let's go Moto.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 07:46 1

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3213; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think this could be a lot faster. Feels like Motorola is already dropping the ball.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 09:05

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7317; Member since: 14 May 2012)


How? Motorola pushed the update to the unlocked version (T-Mobile) two or three weeks ago. This is Verizon with their "testing" phase.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 09:23 2

9. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Does it even matter if I point out that every other carrier got this update at least a week ago, and that this update only took a month after launch to come out to begin with?

You know and I know that this is Verizon's fault, not Motorola's.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 14:47

13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3868; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This is obviously Verizon's fault. I don't see your logic.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 17:17

14. sprockkets (Posts: 1075; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


If only we could drop a ball on your balls...

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:20

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5538; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the new Motorola is on the ball with pushing updates. ;D

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