Verizon's Motorola Moto X getting updated later today?

Verizon's Motorola Moto X getting updated later today?
Last week, we told you that Motorola had started inviting members of the Motorola Feedback Network totin' a Motorola Moto X to take place in a soak test. We've explained before how Motorola uses these tests to load an update onto a few units of a certain model at one time, in this case it is the Verizon branded Moto X. By keeping things small at first, it prevents bedlam if the update bricks the phone. Consider that some units of the Microsoft Surface RT just got bricked after loading up the Windows 8.1 RT update. While admittedly the numbers are not large with only .1% of Surface slates doubling as a paperweight, it just adds more work for Microsoft, who has sent out a fix, and Surface owners who have to install the fix and make sure that their slate works.

Wow! Did we get sidetracked. Anyway, the point is that the Verizon branded Motorola Moto X will be the recipient of an update on Tuesday which is later today. Those who are members of the Motorola Feedback Network received an email telling them to expect the update later this morning. One of the instructions sent in the email tells you not to call Verizon or Motorola about the update because reps are not yet ready to handle such phone calls.

The update should be the same one that other carriers have received. You should see improvements in the camera with better color reproduction, improved focus in low-light conditions or when your subject is constantly moving around. The update also makes it faster for Google Now to learn the verbal cue "Ok Google Now" and also kills some bugs dead. No, it is not Android 4.3.That update will require another soak test to be held another day.


source: MotorolaFeedbackNetwork via AndroidCentral

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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)

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19 Comments

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Good job Moto.

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

So I'm confused. Did the soak test already take place, or is this going to be the beginning of the soak test?

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Now that you say that, it is a bit confusing. I read the email quoted in the article more thoroughly, based on the line, "Please post all your feedback in our private community (link below). This also where you'll find help during the soak." I assume the email is saying that the people who signed up for the soak test will be updated today, not every Moto X on Verizon.

4. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Sniggly, This artical is confusing. If you click on the androidcentral link at the bottom of the artical it makes things clearer. This is obviously about the fact that they will be pushing out the update to be soak tested and not the actual verizon widespread up to all moto X devices.

5. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

On a side note how long do you thank it will be before the new Droid line sees an update? How do you like your Droid Mini?

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I hope it isn't too long, as the Droid series has minimal differences from the Moto X itself. Still liking the Mini a lot, honestly. It's a hell of a lot better experience than my rooted Atrix. I still kinda wish that I had been able to get the X or Maxx, but the Mini's been a good, tough little phone.

7. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I just got one (Droid Mini) about a week ago myself. I dont know if it is just me, but to me the Droid Mini feels like Motorola has let the build quality has slip a bit. My Razr M just felt like it was built better. I was just wondering if I was the only one or if you felt the same?

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'm not a big fan of the resin they sprayed on the back, if that's what you're talking about. Also not a fan of the delineation between the screen and the back, but I'll tell you what: the other day I was in the break room, and sitting in our cushioned easy chair. I accidentally dropped the phone and it fell between the arm and seat, down to the bottom where I could move the chair and get to it. However, I couldn't move the chair and watch the phone at the same time, so in moving it, I dropped the leg down on the screen. Of course, when I realized what I did, I practically threw the chair off, lol. However, the phone survived without a scratch. Still works perfectly, in fact. It may not *feel* as good as the Razr M did, but it certainly survives just as well.

9. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I have noticed on the left side where the kevlar meets the body that it seems to be loose. if I press on the kevlar on the left side at that seam it produces a squeeking or chirping sound. Have you experanced this?

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Not really, no. Once in a great while I hear a little creak. I'll still take that over the iPhone 5s rattle though. :)

11. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Me too. Well Ill quit before we get moderated for being off of topic. Thanks for your time.

16. rabidhunter

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

I'm loving my Mini, too. I'm glad to see that other's have it. My phone does squeak a little when I squeeze the sides, but other than that it's not bad at all. I love it. I, too, hope that the updates come soon to the new DROID line. For the price, it's one of the best phones on the market. The thing is so fast and smooth.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I was wondering when the update would make its way to the Droid (Maxx in particular) line as well. If this is a limited edition beta test, probably not until early 2014?

15. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The Droids aren't that much different from the X. Do we really expect it to take that long? I'd like to see the camera update within the next month, and then move along to KitKat in the first half of 2014.

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

VZW takes extra time before releasing updates. Got to be sure the update is bloatware friendly.

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Other than Ingress and Droid Command Center, I saw all the same bloatware on Verizon's Moto X and the Droid line. They should be on roughly the same update schedule.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

First the Moto X, then the Droids? Please?

17. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Yeah, I was really hoping my Ultra would get this update sooner rather than later.

13. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It's not that confusing, a soak test goes out to a limited number of phones. If they show no adverse issues, they send out to a larger number of phones. They keep doing this until all phones are updated or until a problem is found. So assuming everything goes OK, all Verizon Moto Xs should be updated by the weekend.

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