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Soak test time for the Motorola DROID 4

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Soak test time for the Motorola DROID 4
Is Android 4.0 being tested on the Motorola DROID 4?

Is Android 4.0 being tested on the Motorola DROID 4?

For some owners of the Motorola DROID 4, a decision must be made. Do you accept the invitation to join Motorola's soak test or do you pass? For the uninitiated, Motorola's soak test is designed to test an upcoming software update (could it be Android 4.0?) on a manageable amount of units just in case something goes wrong. It's easier to deal with a few phones getting bricked instead of hundreds of thousands of units.

The Motorola DROID 4 is expected to be receiving Android 4.0, which makes this soak test quite intriguing. Motorola has previously said to expect Ice Cream Sandwich for the latest iteration of the Motorola DROID sometime in Q3 which means that now would seem the appropriate time to test the update.If you are interested in participating in the soak test, you need to join the Motorola Feedback Network which is the group that sens out the invites. And yes, those who are involved in the soak test must keep the test confidential.

source: DroidLife

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posted on 06 Aug 2012, 20:30 7

1. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


change the title!!! i came here to see a wet phone. no wet phone here....

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 20:56 2

3. Brewski (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Same thing here, the picture is misleading. PA fail...

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 20:37

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it's going to be tough to resist this phone after it gets ICS. so, so tough. o:

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 21:49

4. JC557 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


No, resist! Im pretty sure Moto will be releasing a droid 4 successor with a better screen among other things.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 22:20

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


if that were to happen i'd probably get it or the Razr HD (the Droid 5 being more likely though if it's anything like the Photon Q) i just mean as an alternative to my Razr for the time being, i'm sure i could arrange a deal with someone that has a Droid 4 and be interested in my Razr if i were to give in and besides i'm not sure if i'll get the Droid Razr HD or the Droid 5 right when they come out because they'll be highly valued handsets, it's more likely i'll wait for the handsets to devalue a little bitty bit since i'm still very happy with my Razr.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 23:17 1

6. mas11 (Posts: 1030; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Hey so remember how we talked about the leaked ICS that your RAZR had. Well I went over tohttp://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-4-roms/209130-how-install-leaked-android-4-0-4-ics-build-droid-4-xt894.html and installed .215 and it works well. You can see it onhttp://mycolorscreen.com/2012/07/22/motoblur-ics-2 /
btw I had to use the RAZR template because they don't have one for the DROID 4

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 23:41 1

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i'm running the Razr equivalent .215 build myself. it runs beautifully, i just use Nova on it since it really isn't that different from the Stock UI and adds some nice functionality. that's one of the important things about a nearly entirely stock build is that there aren't clashing elements from other UI styles like from TW or Sense for example. the only complaint i have is that the notification light seems to have a mind of it's own from builds .211+

well they really need one for the Droid 4. o:
i'm going to follow you on mycolorscreen. same screen name, you'll know it's me.
i like to see simple, efficient homescreens. keep up the good work! ;D

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 00:15

8. mas11 (Posts: 1030; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Thanks I basically took the default ICS Motoblur and moved some things around for my own use. I am a big fan of the simplistic and clean home screens. As far as your issues with notifications go I haven't experienced any on my DROID 4. Hopefully that will be fixed for you in the next leak.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 00:43

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, gimme dat leak for JB! i know you got it! ;P

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 01:04

10. mas11 (Posts: 1030; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Haha I wish

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 01:08

11. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


KingKurogiii... how did I know youd be commenting the heck out of this article...

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 01:59

14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


because i'm a predictable fanboy! ;D

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:22

16. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


LOL At least you dont deny it. I can respect that.
;)

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 01:14

12. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


You can NOT tell me this phone is getting OCD before the bionic....
.________.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 01:14

13. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


ICS* hahahaha

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 07:12 1

15. cthunder (Posts: 104; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


As it should! If the Razr, Razr Maxx and the Droid 4 are/were the flagships for Motorola. Then they should be the 1st to recieve the update. Then go down the line to the other later models, ie Bionic, Thunderbolt etc.

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