T-Mobile Moto X users getting mysterious soak test invites

T-Mobile Moto X users getting mysterious soak test invites
Soak test invites aren't really anything out of the ordinary, but most of the time when an invite goes out, we can hazard a guess as to what the test might be for. Today, T-Mobile Moto X users began getting soak test invites, but this time around, we don't really know what software could be about to start testing, because there are no Android system updates to be had. 

There have been rumors that Android 4.4.3 is in testing with Google Nexus devices and even Samsung devices, so it is possible that Motorola also has its hands on the 4.4.3 update and is getting ready to test that. It is also possible that Motorola wants to test out changes to one of its proprietary apps, like Touchless Control, Active Display, or Moto Assist. The last possibility is that Motorola is getting ready to test out the rumored rewards program for Motorola users. 

The most likely seems to be Android 4.4.3, but Motorola usually runs soak tests quite quickly, so we could see whatever it is pushing out to wide release within the week. All questions will be answered soon enough. 

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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(13h talk time)

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22 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Good job to Motorola for staying on the ball with updates...

2. palmguy

Posts: 974; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Go Moto Go!

3. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Moto x trash.

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Trash can=you.....

8. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Butthurt fanboy lol go tell motorola to make good products so they can start selling

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Butthurt? Pot meet kettle...... Anyway why do you even care about sales. They already make great products.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That depends on your definition of great.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7028; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's why their last quarter happens to be their best quarter for selling smart phones. Motorola is making great smart phones at reasonable prices.

12. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The Moto G, E and X are selling great with the G more so. Not sure why jerkoffs like you show up to a certain manufacturer and post crap.

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Uh, T-mobile doesn't sell the Moto X, at least here in the states...

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

13. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

To be honest I didn't think so at first either but that's good to know.

15. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Uh, no they don't. That is Motorola selling a generic unlocked GSM model for "Tmobile". There is NO specific "Tmobile" varient. Go to Tmobile's site. The moto x is not sold there, PERIOD.

16. aerophoenix1

Posts: 1; Member since: May 30, 2014

"Uh, no they don't. That is Motorola selling a generic unlocked GSM model for "Tmobile". There is NO specific "Tmobile" varient. Go to Tmobile's site. The moto x is not sold there, PERIOD." -------- First of all, this is no generic phone, you want a generic phone, go to amazon or ebay. This is a first party company making a phone both generally for no contract/contract consumers. They have only 5 models, att, verizon, sprint, tmobile, cricketwireless. If you dont know your imformation steady enough, I prefer you dont commment back. BTW, the phone can be used at 4g speeds.

17. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

"First of all, this is no generic phone, you want a generic phone, go to amazon or ebay." You haven't said WHY this isn't a generic phone. The Moto X unlocked can work on any GSM carrier including Tmobile's AWS network. The Moto X model XT1053 is the exact same model for the GSM unlocked and "Tmobile" version. There is NO difference. The Att varient supports more LTE bands and is the XT1058 and is also bootloader locked. "This is a first party company making a phone both generally for no contract/contract consumers. " Guess what? Try buying the phone from the moto website for tmobile? Oops, no carrier subsidy. It's just the Moto X unlocked. No difference whatsoever. "They have only 5 models, att, verizon, sprint, tmobile, cricketwireless." There is NO model for cricketwireless. Cricket now is just aio wireless rebranded, and is really just Att. Get a Moto G through them, and it will be carrier AND bootloader locked unlike the one from Moto's website. "If you dont know your imformation steady enough, I prefer you dont commment back. BTW, the phone can be used at 4g speeds." Sounds like you don't have your information whatsoever.

18. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

And to add to my comment, why do you think the T mobile variant costs $399 when a no contract one costs $350? I'll let you figure that out.

20. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I got my moto x tmobile version for 300 some months ago when they had a special offer

19. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

So what if t mobile doesn't sell it. I got it off moto website

21. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

So what? Tell that to people who can get it for free on Verizon vs shelling $350. They don't care about the extra cost because Verizon won't give them a break, and Tmobile coverage for most sucks.

22. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I hate to break it to you, but it's not free. The cost is baked into the plan charges. The only difference with Verizon is they don't give you a discount when you buy full retail or bring your own device, others like T-Mobile do. So while you do pay the upfront cost of the phone, you'll also pay less on your plan, so it balances out. Verizon doesn't give anything away for free, they just say it is while offsetting the equipment cost with the monthly plan. Do you really think that they're eating $350 on every Moto X sold? They may want you to think that, but common sense says otherwise. With Verizon subsidizing a phone, it usually figures out to around $17 a month baked into the plan to offset the device cost. That's figuring the full retail price of $600, minus an upfront cost of $200, and then dividing by 24 months. So that means that $400 is paid over the contract period. T-Mobile knocks off around $20-25 a month, which figures out to $440-548 over a contract period. So if that reasoning is sound, a free Moto X on Verizon costs $400 over 24 months. Going with T-Mobile and figuring the lower $20 a month discount for going non subsidy, you'd save $90 over the course of the contract ($440-$350=$90).

5. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The only problem with it being one of Moto's apps is that they've de-integrated them from the OS, so they can update them without having to do a full system update. Active Display, Touchless Control, & Moto Assist are all updated through the Playstore. So that being said, my money would be on the rewards program or 4.4.3. Or with it being T-Mobile, it could be to activate WiFi calling.

14. tokuzumi

Posts: 1843; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Wouldn't that be something, if the Moto X gets 4.4.3 before the Nexus devices. As a Nexus 5 owner, I wouldn't be up in arms about it, but I'd probably give google the sarcastic slow clap gif that's been floating around the internet.

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