Soak testVerizon's Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR HD MAXX have something cooking up in Motorola's ovens, and emails are going out to potential testers right about now. Users who participate in the Motorola Feedback program and have one of the mentioned handsets are receiving instructions how to register to be included in the upcoming software test, and we imagine quite a few will be saying yes.

For those not familiar with the term, a soak test is one of the final steps where something (in this case software) is tested by a wide range of users under many different conditions. Think of it as sort of a stress test so developers know how things will stand up with continuous use. If you're thinking that sometimes it's not very fun to participate in something like this, you're absolutely right.

Anyhoo, the test emails are going out but we've no idea exactly what is being soaked, erm, tested. It could be Android 4.2.2, or it could be another bug fixing maintenance update to correct issues from the last bug fixing maintenance update -- this sort of thing can be a never ending circle. We'll know more when the participants start to receive the software, because some secrets are too good not to tell.

Thanks to our anonymous tipsters!


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The Droid RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX are ready for another soak test


Dont these device already have 4.1.2?? I dont see a reason to do soak test for minor update i am positive its 4.2.2. motorola removed most of bloats in 4.1.2 and made many apps standalone. so update should be faster.
I could be wrong. i hope its not

I hate it when companies put out more than one phone model with ALMOST the same name. I got all excited that something new was cooking for my Razr Maxx and then finally realized it was the HD... ugh! ;)

yeah, im gonna need you to go ahead and update my OG Razr MAXX to 4.2.2 please.....and while youre at it, id like my samsung tab to get 4.2 so i can have user profiles...THAAAAAAAANKS! :)

Don't the RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX use the same exact build? Not sure why they're treated as different phones.

I wondered this with the previous RAZR and RAZR MAXX as well.

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they maybe the exact same build, but the battery was the selling point for the MAXX hence the name. IIRC, otherwise they are the same. Don't feel like looking it up so if I am wrong sorry..

They're the same. Only kept different for support and sales reasons. Which is why owners of both are getting the soak test notice at the same time.

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I hope that Motorola is planning on updating the RAZR M as well. With virtually the same specs as the HD and the HD MAXX, it's still the best mid-sized phone on the market.

Would be nice if it fixes the WiFi connection issue that I never had before Jelly Bean. I haven't had the phone reboot on me in a long time, so that's a good thing...

All these comments about this update and no information on how to join the Motorola Feeback Program??? Well, I wanted to get the update as part of the soak test, as I am sure many of you do as well, so I did a little digging. Here is the link to sign up:

Well actually that link gives you the real links and directions on how to do it. You have to join the forums and then register your device and then you should be in.