Motorola RAZR Family

Following the announcement that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is rolling out to the Droid RAZR M, Motorola introduced a new initiative they're calling "Test Drive". The idea behind Test Drive is to let a small number of registered users have access to the latest version of a software update before its general public release. Starting with updates to Android 4.2, a "few hundred consumers" will have access to the software to give a try and provide valuable feedback to Motorola before an official release.

Motorola didn't provide any official information about when or how users will be able to register to be included in Test Drive, but you can bet it'll be quite a rush to get into those few hundred open spots.

Source: Official Motorola Blog

 

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Motorola to let users 'Test Drive' future software updates before release

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Ummm...doesn't this already exist? It's called a soak test. Happens for every software release and you just had to sign up for Motorola's forums and opt in for your devices. I don't understand how this is any different...

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Unless they are talking about software in much earlier stages than the typical soak tests, I'm pretty confused. Been signed up for soak testing for a year and haven't been lucky enough to be picked.

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I signed up and got picked, but I got tired of waiting for it to actually roll out and flashed a leaked version of ics

Create an account on their message board. Go into your profile and there is a setting to select for opting in to the testing.

They should be worry about getting customers to buy their phones first. Locked bootloader, mostly don't published kernel source code, dropped support on many phones for ICS upgrade. Nobody is going to buy your phones any more!