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The Moto G 2014 begins receiving Marshmallow update as part of Motorola’s Soak Test


Motorola often releases builds of the latest version of Android for their devices via its ‘Soak Testing’ program, which allows device owners to enjoy the latest software features while finding and reporting any bugs with the firmware. There’s some good news if you’ve previously registered your Moto G 2014 (reviewed here) for a Soak Test as it seems that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is headed your way.  Read more

Motorola begins Android 5.1 soak test for Moto X (2014) in Brazil, brings new Chop Twice gesture


The Moto X (1st Gen) began receiving its Android 5.1 update in Brazil a couple of weeks ago, and everyone asked when the second generation Moto X (2014) would get its turn. Well, it seems that today is the lucky day if you live in Brazil, thanks to Motorola rolling out the update in a soak test.

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Lollipop testing on Moto X 2013 Developer’s Edition commences


Some owners of the first generation Motorola Moto X smartphone are reporting they have received emails alerting them to a forthcoming soak test for their devices. The update that will be rolling out to those who choose to participate is expected to be an update to Android Lollipop.

This is welcome news to owners of the device since Lollipop has been delayed due to issues with the processor used in the Moto X 2013. The soak test is a good sign that Motorola is very close to rolling out an official update. However, owners of the device that purchased them through specific carriers will have to wait a while longer for carrier certification to be completed.

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Lollipop soak test for 1st Generation Moto G starting to roll out

Moto_G_Back_TAWhile most other manufacturers are busy getting their flagship devices ready for Android Lollipop, Motorola is prepping its first generation Moto G for the update. Some users with the 8 GB, 3G-only Canadian model have been notified about the Android 5.0.2 upgrade, so while that’s being limited to a very small selection of devices, it does mean that a bigger rollout is on its way.

This soak test brings devices up to Android 5.0.2, skipping 5.0.1. The incremental update really only affected tablets, but at least you’ll be able to say you’ve got the latest and greatest on your Moto G when it hits. At least until Google takes the wraps off of Android 5.1, anyway. Read more

HTC Elevate members getting “HTC Preview” program to soak test updates


One of the tools manufacturers can use to get updates ready for their devices is the soak test wherein the update is distributed to a small group of end users to see if they can break it or otherwise find issues. One company that does this frequently is Motorola. HTC has announced to members of their HTC Elevate private community that they will offer a similar program called “HTC Preview.” Read more

Motorola sending out soak test invites to Moto X owners on AT&T


Owners of the Moto X on AT&T should be expecting a software update soon. Readers that own the Motorola flagship have notified us that the company has sent out soak test invitations to Motorola Feedback Network members.

While we do not know exactly what this update is for, chances are Android 4.4.4 is incoming. The update should be pushed to everyone else within the next two weeks.

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


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


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