OG Motorola Moto X about to undergo soak test (for Android 5.0?)

While the second generation Motorola Moto X has received an update to Android 5.0, there was a road block preventing the original generation model from getting the same update. Last month, Motorola revealed that the Qualcomm chip inside the OG Moto X was behind the delay. While the second-gen version of the phone features the quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, the older model is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

But the good news is that Motorola has apparently solved the issue that prevented the update from taking place. A Reddit poster using the handle Monkey_tennis has received an invitation from Motorola to take part in a soak test for the OG Motorola Moto X. As we've explained previously, to take part in a soak test, you need to be a member of the Motorola Feedback Network. This soak test is for those in the states who own this particular model.

With the soak test, a limited number of handsets are seeded with a new OS build. In this case, we don't think that we'd be off base to say that this test will be for Android 5.0. The number of phones involved is kept low so that Motorola can have a better handle on the testing.

If everything works out with the soak test, it won't be long before those in the U.S. with the OG Motorola Moto X are loading Android 5.0 on to their phone.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Reddit via AmongTech

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  • 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(13h talk time)



1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's confirmed to be 5.0.2. I'm glad we're finally seeing Lollipop, I expect the 2013 Droids to get it within 2 or 3 weeks.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well it's about bloody time. lol

3. macawmatt

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

About time? Bet there are a bunch of Turbo owners yelling the same thing.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well those Moto X 2013 owners got 4.4.4 before all other brands excluding the Nexus line. Now 6 months after Lollipop's release they're still on 4.4.4? Motorola gave us some expectations with the Moto X and I think expressing frustration over long delays in update roll-outs is perfectly acceptable.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I don't think I'll be upgrading. KitKat works perfectly; it's fast, functional, and enjoyable. Lollipop is Android's Windows 8...

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Dude, that's harsh. I actually just started to mess around with Lollipop the other day for the first time. I like it but I do think that it will take a little time to get use to the changes in the main menu.

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I guess it's just up to personal preference. I tried Lollipop for a while on the 2014 Moto X and really wasn't impressed by the experience. I tend to prefer functionality over beauty. I'll definitely wait to see reviews of Lollipop on the OG Moto X and might upgrade if I really like what I see...

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I see what you're getting at. It is definitely better looking, but when it comes down to it, I feel that some things should have stayed the same. But hey, I've had 20 minutes of hand on time, maybe I'll change my mind with more exposure.

10. niteshtlrja

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

I thought they are soaking moto x to test its nanocoating

11. addeinc

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 01, 2015

Maybe it's me, but isn't less than 2 years of age a little early to be called OG?

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