Android 5.1 soak tests: Verizon and AT&T second-gen Motorola Moto X, first-gen Motorola Moto G LTE

Android 5.1 soak tests: Verizon and AT&T second-gen Motorola Moto X, first-gen Motorola Moto G LTE
Motorola software product manager David Schuster's Google + account is the closest thing to being a fly on the wall inside the company. Schuster, as you might recall, recently broke the hearts of Motorola DROID Turbo owners by telling them Android 5.1 was still being tested in the lab instead of being on the way to their phone.

Today, he has good news for owners of other Motorola models. On his Google+ account, Schuster tells us that the Android 5.1 soak test for the Verizon branded second-generation Motorola Moto X has started today. He adds that if things go well, the update could start rolling out next week. Not mentioned by Schuster is a report that the AT&T version of the phone is also beginning its Android 5.1 soak test today.

Schuster did mention that the U.S. retail version of the first-generation Motorola Moto G LTE is also having a soak test for Android 5.1. He also notes that testing of Android 5.1 in India and Brazil had ground to a halt over an unspecified issue. He did say that testing will resume this coming week.

By soak testing software updates in advance, Motorola can limit the number of phones being subjected to the testing, but still get a good idea of how they perform under real world conditions. If there are problems with the update, the soak test allows Motorola to quickly shut it down before it becomes too widespread. To participate, you need to be a member of the Motorola Feedback Network.




source: +DavidSchuster (1), (2), (3) via AndroidCentral

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Moto X (2014)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh
Moto G LTE
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2070 mAh

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14 Comments

1. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

When I read 'Soak Test' it makes me think that they're seeing if devices can survive under water

5. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Pretty sure this is a beta test, not a soak test.

7. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Motorola has betrayed its moto e 1 gen users big time. They sold the phone with the tag "guaranteed updates". But no sign of lollipop. Total betrayal.

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

http://www.droid-life.com/2015/06/29/the-latest-on-motorola-5-1-updates-for-moto-x-moto-e-and-moto-g/ Note how it says they're resuming the 5.1 update for the first gen Moto E in India and Brazil, not starting, resuming. So how is there no sign of LP when they've already pushed to some before and are resuming now?

9. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Beta test and soak test are the same thing. They get a group of consumers and have them test the update before doing a complete update to all users. What you're referring to is a submersion test, submerging the device in water to see how it stands up to water.

2. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I don't know if the author realizes, but emails for a soak test for the Droid Turbo started going out last night. It's been on most of the major Android tech blogs.

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

My question is if the non-LTE Moto G will also be getting Android 5.1?

4. deweygroup

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 24, 2010

Hopefully the update will finally get us to Advanced Calling (simultaneous voice and data) as it was supposed to be on our phones in 2014. Haven't heard a peep out of Verizon or Motorola concerning this for months.

6. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Still waiting on the Cricket version of the 1st gen Moto G 4G/LTE to get upgraded

10. jjwieland

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

Still waiting for my retail-purchased Moto G/LTE to get the upgrade.

11. jjwieland

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

And it's now available for my lst gen Moto G/LTE. It's too late tonight to install it though.

12. jjwieland

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

And it's installed and running. Pretty painless. It is going to take some getting used to. I installed SoundHUD to get more convenient control of the audio.

13. jjwieland

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

And once I figured out the priority alert system, I dumped SoundHUD as unneccessary. 5.1 appears to use about 100MB less memory than 4.4.4 did. I did have to re-enable Google Hangouts to stop the frequent messages about Hangouts having stopped.

14. jjwieland

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

Am impressed with 5.1. Nice job Motorola!

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