Android 4.4.3 soak test begins on Moto X, brings camera improvements and more

Android 4.4.3 soak test begins on Moto X, brings camera improvements and more
A couple days ago, we heard that a soak test was about to begin for Moto X users on T-Mobile (aka the unlocked Moto X), but it wasn't clear what the soak test would be for. It seemed odd that a bug fix update would push out for the Moto X before Nexus devices, but Android 4.4.3 started rolling out to Nexus devices, and now the 4.4.3 soak test has begun for Moto X users.

The update lists improvements to stability, framework, security, and power profile for the Android 4.4.3 side of things, and we know that Android 4.4.3 in general brings a new look to the Android Dialer app. On the Moto X side of things, image quality is said to be improved with more consistent exposure, more realistic flash coloring, and better photos in low light when using the front camera. There is also an improvement to video recording which allows you to pause recording, rather than completely stopping it. 

Assuming this goes as it has for previous Moto X soak tests, the proper update should start rolling out to all users within the week. 

Android 4.4.3 soak test begins on Moto X, brings camera improvements and more

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh

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10 Comments

1. md227a

Posts: 222; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Let's hope carrier devices don't take to long to get the update.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I got a email from Moto a few days ago about the T-Mobile Moto X soak test. It's 4.4.3.

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Why wasn't this available on the first version of Kitkat? Did it take few months to realise this. Looks like cowboys are employed at Google, not doing their job right? Why not think a year in advance?

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'm sorry, I'm trying to figure out exactly what you're trying to complain about.

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The 4.4.3 feautres and rectified errors that was on the first KK .

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because it came with the 4.4.3 update...?

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Meanwhile, the 2012 Droids are on 4.4.2, and the 2013 Droids are still stuck on 4.4... Come on Motorola, you're better than this.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Talk to Punit Soni on Google+. He's very good at responding to questions about updates.

4. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Shouldn't this be called a Beta test, and not a Soak test? "Soak Testing also known as Endurance Testing is performed to determine if the application under test can sustain the continuous loads."

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1752; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Meanwhile the new white Moto X is being sold for $275 on eBay. :)

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