Motorola soak test brings Android 4.4.4 to Verizon Moto X owners

Moto X owners on Verizon Wireless are beginning to receive soak test email notices. We've been tipped by loyal Android Central readers that these emails are beginning to go out, though no specifics were mentioned on what the soak tests will be for we are guessing that an update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat is imminent.

The soak test follows news that Motorola's Android 4.4.4 upgrade is "well under way," leading us to believe that once the results of the soak tests for the Moto X are good, then Motorola and Verizon will send an OTA update to all consumers.

In addition to the Moto X, it looks like Verizon's other Motorola phones are also getting the update treatment with support docs being published for the Android 4.4.4 upgrade for the Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini.

Are you part of the soak test program? Any changes or improvements you can share with the community with the latest tests?

 

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Motorola soak test brings Android 4.4.4 to Verizon Moto X

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I tell you, this is wrong, and frankly I'm tired of repeating myself. I've been assured by the AC masses that Verizon holds up updates, so there is no way Verizon will be updating anything to 4.4.4 before December. Please get your facts straight.
Thank you

To be fair, Verizon's update cycle has historically been terrible. They do seemed to have turned over a new leaf with this line of phones

It's always a mix of carrier + OEM... There's no doubt that VZW is typically slow as molasses, the VZW + Moto combination is the exception to that generalization.

what the hell are u saying. verizon was the first carrier to bring KK to moto x, weeks before anyone else.

prove that verizon is "holding updates" bc you cant and never will. all carriers do this to a degree, not just verizon. youre basing your argument off crybabies on forums. moto x and 4.4.4? yeah were gonna see it 100% before fall time bc by the time that rolls out, moto x2 will be out and that will most likely be in line to receive 5.0 asap upon release

Maybe you should get your facts straight. My Droid Ultra got upgraded to 4.4.4 and I'm on Verizon. I'm not sure what the changes are yet, but it did update this morning.

Except for Motorola. Verizon definitely shows a lot of favoritism to them. The Verizon moto x got kitkat before the nexus 4!

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How does one get on this soak test list? Regardless, I'm glad to hear the update might be right around the corner.

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Link fail, probably due to that opentoken.

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No difference to "look and feel." Supposedly camera improvements, but I don''t use my camera enough to tell, at least not yet. They fixed a "home button" bug - before, if you were in an app launched from other than your primary home screen, you went all the way home back to that screen. Now, on the first press, you go back to the launch screen, then second press gets you all the way home. One downside: Wiping the cache via the recovery menu now takes MUCH , MUCH longer, around 10 - 12 minutes to reboot rather than under a minute. I can't fully comment on battery life yet, because since I got the update, I have spent a lot of time in low signal areas and driving, and when i use the Maxx for navigation, I plug it in to a car power adapter.

I'm new to Motorola soak tests. About how long after you fill out the soak test survey does the update come to your phone?

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Thank you, I am not so siked for the 4.4.4 update, but I do always like to be on the latest and greatest software. That's why I have a G Pad GPE and signed up for the MFN. Now, the sooner I get an invitation for the Android L soak test the better. :)

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The soak test come to testers the day after the invites go out. That's what I'm referring to. The update will be pushed to the masses a week later.

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Interesting. It has been over 24 hours and I have yet to see the OTA. Even after a manual check.

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At least we know that we will be seeing the update whenever the soak test does start. Does Motorola typically send a second email after you have accepted the invite on the first email?

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Oh cool. Thanks for the information. Like I said; this is the first update Moto has come out with since I joined MFN. I joined to get the Android L update sooner in case they decide to delay it for some reason.

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Verizon getting 4.4.4 soak tests, my Sprint Moto X is still waiting for the 4.4.3 OTA (which has been about a month now since they announced the update)... Typical Sprint, with their data constantly bouncing between 3G and 4G in my area. They're quite unreliable here.

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From what I understand the 4.4.3 update was halted because of a security issue. That's why google released 4.4.4 so quickly after.

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I just hit the system update and my phone started downloading a 157mb file. It is 4.4.2 not 4.4.4.

I thought moto was skipping and going straight to 4.4.4

Awoke this morning to find the 4.4.4 waiting for me to install on my Maxx. Just installed. No noticeable differences yet. But haven't really looked around much yet.

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All I want is my AT&T update! Is that too much to ask?? I'm done with carrier versions; from now on I'm only buying unlocked!

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Hi received my 4.4.4 at 12:30 am this morning on my droid made from Verizon so it is out and available to Verizon customers at this point also have did mini but haven't received update yet though but hopefully soon . state improvement of camera and some electronic payment forms nothing major I have noticed

My Droid Ultra updated this morning (I'm on Verizon). I haven't found out what changes have been made other than there is an X at the top right of the screen when you down-swipe. It lets you cancel out of all of the notifications.