Soak test with Android 4.4.2 rolling out for Sprint Moto X owners

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Owners of the Moto X on Sprint should be on the lookout for the Android 4.4.2 soak test. Some are reporting that the Motorola Feedback Network has contacted them regarding the update and saying there is a “preview software release” incoming. Both T-Mobile and US Cellular owners have already been updated to the latest version of Android, meaning it is only a matter of time before everyone else issues the update.

If you are one of the people taking part in the soak test, let us know about the update in the comments.

Via: Droid Life

Original DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Soak Test Happening, No It’s not KitKat

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If you’re the owner of the original DROID RAZR or RAZR MAXX, an update should grace your devices here in the next week or two. A soak test is currently going out for each device. While some of Motorola’s older devices are slated to get KitKat, neither of the devices that kicked off Motorola’s new generations of RAZRs didn’t make the cut. As Motorola has made it clear on its web site, neither device will receive Android 4.4 and will stay on 4.1.2.

What we can expect from the update would be fixes for problematic bugs, boosts in mobile signal, and/or the addition of bloatware. As soon as Verizon drops official support documents with what exactly the update brings to the table, we’ll let you know. Usually once the soak test goes out, it’s a short matter of time before the update becomes official.

source: Droid-Life

Sprint sending out Moto X KitKat soak test invites

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Just about everyone with a Moto X has or is getting KitKat relatively soon. Verizon got the update first and AT&T followed shortly after. US Cellular’s update is even around the corner. And according to a tipster over at Phone Arena, Sprint is sending out soak test invites for the Android 4.4 KitKat update. If you’re part of Motorola’s Feedback Network, you are likely to have received the invite. Being a part of the soak test allows Motorola to have a sample size good enough to identify problems and fix them before a major roll out.

Sprint Moto X owners, have you received a soak test invite?

Source: Phone Arena

AT&T Moto X Soak Test invites go out, presumably for Kit Kat

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Moto_X_Blue_TAThis evening, AT&T Moto X owners who are members of the Motorola Feedback Network began receiving invites to test out an upcoming software update. We expect this to be Android 4.4, considering Verizon Moto X owners just received Kit Kat as well. Droid-Life was also told that  the soak for AT&T models should start around November 22, with the full rollout to all users beginning the first week of December.

Certainly exciting news for AT&T Moto X owners.

Source: Droid-Life

Verizon rolling out Moto X camera update to soak testers, doesn’t break root for all users [Update: now pushing to everyone]

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Verizon sent out soak test invites about a week ago, and the first users are reporting that they’re finally receiving that elusive camera update for their Moto X phones. Verizon didn’t manage to get this one out in a timely manner, but hey, better late than never, right? The update adds in camera improvements as well as touchless control improvements and a fix for choppy audio on calls that some users were experiencing.

A pretty major part of this update is the fact that it’s not breaking root for all users. When signing up for the soak test, Motorola and Verizon stated the users would have to be okay with losing root access, but for users that rooted their X with MotoRoot, it looks like you’ll be able to keep. Other root methods are seeing mixed success, so your mileage may vary.

Update: We have no idea how, but the soak test is already over and everyone will be getting the update soon. Full changelog after the break.

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Motorola Atrix 4G on AT&T software update testing set to begin

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Motorola, via their Motorola Owners’ Forums and Motorola Feedback Network, is in the process of soliciting testers for a software update intended for the Motorola Atrix 4G. There is no indication in the e-mail sent out soliciting candidates as to what is included in the update, though many are hopeful it will be an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Motorola has used these soak tests for a full gamut of updates in the past, from full OS updates to just minor bug fixes.

To participate in the test, you have to own an AT&T Motorola Atrix 4G and be in good standing on the Motorola Onwers’ Forums. No start time is indicated nor does Motorola indicate how long they will accept registrants for the test. If you think you qualify, keep an eye on your e-mail and follow the directions to get signed up. Check out the full e-mail from Motorola after the break. » Read the rest

Motorola Atrix HD soak test preparing to get underway

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Motorola has sent out a message via their Motorola Feedback Network advising members that testers are needed for a new software release for their Motorola Atrix HD smartphone. The invite reads:

We are inviting owners of the Motorola ATRIX HD on AT&T to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback. If you are not currently using a Motorola ATRIX HD, please excuse and ignore this email.

Unsurprisingly sparse in details, the invite does not give us any clue as to whether this may be the planned Jelly Bean update. We will keep a watch for word about the update once it starts to roll out to testers.

Thanks George!

Motorola Xoom Soak Test Temporarily Delayed

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Seems like Motorola jumped the gun a bit with the Xoom Wi-Fi soak test, rumored to be Jelly Bean, that was scheduled for last night. Apparently, it has not yet started to push, and we have no idea why. Sources point to Motorola forum admin Matt saying the following:

No update rolling at this time.

No news on why or when.

My apologies for this — if I knew more I’d tell ya.

I promise to report when I have something to say. In the meantime, I’m going to the movies.  :-)

So there you have it… no Jelly Bean yet for Xoom users. Hopefully this is just a minor delay and it will start pushing later today, and not a big delay due to some newly discovered bug or something. Only time will tell.

Thanks rav820!

Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi Soak Test To Begin Tonight: Jelly Bean Incoming?

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We already knew about the upcoming Motorola Xoom soak test and now we have confirmation that it will begin very soon… possibly as soon as tonight. Members of the Motorola Feedback Network are receiving emails that pretty much state that it’s coming any time now. Though the email does not specifically state this is the Jelly Bean update, our sources tell us that it is. Of course, that should not be a surprise to anyone considering the Xoom is pretty much a Nexus device (without the Nexus name) getting updates directly from Google.

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DROID Bionic Update 5.9.905 Passes With Flying Colors, On Its Way To The Masses

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For those of you literally scouring the web for any and every bit of DROID Bionic news you can find, here’s a big tidbit for you.  With the previous soak tests now complete, update 5.9.905 is well underway to a DROID Bionic near you.  You should be receiving the update via OTA shortly so keep checking.  Compared to other updates, it’s a rather small one however, it will address a number of bugs such as the LTE data issues most have been experiencing.  Remember, to check for an update go to Settings–>About phone–>System updates.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think of the update in the comments below.

source: Droid Life

 

 

 

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