Motorola Moto E Soak Testers receiving Android 5.0.2 update

Motorola Moto E Soak Testers receiving Android 5.0.2 update
A bit more than a week ago, we told you that Motorola was seeking Motorola Moto E users to participate in a Soak Test for Android 5.0.2. Now, it appears that some of these Soak Testers are receiving the actual update. Motorola uses these Soak Tests to send out a new software update to a limited number of handsets so that it can test a new OS build without putting a large number of handsets at risk.

To be eligible for a Soak Test, you must be a member of the Motorola Feedback Network and promise to keep the results of the test confidential. If everything is okay after a couple of weeks of testing, Motorola will release the update to the remaining Moto E users in the region. This should take place before the end of this month.

While those with the Moto E prepare to be "Lollipopped," owners of the OG Motorola Moto X are trying to figure out what a tweet from Motorola Support says about their chances of receiving Android 5.0 soon. The tweet revealed that the older Snapdragon S4 Pro processor on the OG Moto X is becoming a thorn in the side of Motorola engineers trying to get Android 5.0 to work flawlessly on the phone. The chip, unlike the ones employed on other Motorola Moto models, is preventing Motorola from rolling out the update at this time. Still, the manufacturer says that the model will eventually receive Android 5.0, although no time frame for this has been announced.

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source: STJSGadgets

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Moto E
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 4GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1980 mAh


1 Comment

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7623; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Get it right guys the Moto X 2013 used Motorola's X8 computing system which gave their device a ton of features that were never seen on smart phones before. The problem is not the S4 pro CPU, its the X8 mobile computing system. The 2014 Moto X doesn't have the X8 computing system. Its great to see that Motorola is still upgrading even their low end Moto E devices to lollipop as well. I am sure with some more time the OG Moto X will have lollipop as well.

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