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?

 
There are 54 comments

Luft5 says:

I'm still on 4.4.2. Get your act together AT&T

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Hunter Petit says:

Same here

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JoeShmoe says:

So is Sprint :'(

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NoNexus says:

YOu are behind for some reason then. Sprint is on 4.4.3

http://www.androidcentral.com/sprint-updates-moto-x-android-443

bhatech says:

Buy an unlocked model.

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Johnny Blake says:

Don't know about Moto X but the unlocked Moto G is still on 4.4.3 in the U.S.

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Rob220 says:

Same for the X.

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TallyHo says:

Not all. VZW still on 4.4.2

bhatech says:

Unlocked moto X XT1053 in the US got the update to 4.4.4 long back.

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Aneas Pierce says:

Verizon moto g is on 4.4.2

eagle865 says:

Yesss! This is fantastic news!

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tdizzel says:

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

cboekhoven says:

+100000

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Ry says:

LOL

Muzta says:

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

tdizzel says:

Well yeah, except for the part where its not Verizon's update cycle, its the OEM's update cycle.

^^At least with the Moto X they have. Think we can thank Motorola for that.

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Impulses says:

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.

shaytoon21 says:

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

ultravisitor says:

LOL

Vianey17 says:

Haters gonna hate

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Zach Cline says:

And I can tell you that you are wrong. I just got a soak test invite yesterday .

ScarletCate says:

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.

TheMimic12 says:

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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xeroslash says:

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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Here is a forum posting from Motorola that describes the process. I just signed up, and I really hope they take pity on me!

http://goo.gl/KthNsw

goldfndr says:

Link fail, probably due to that opentoken.

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jsm1985 says:

Droid Maxx with Vzn. Got the update to 4.4.4 yesterday.

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eagle865 says:

Well I have to ask... How is it!?

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Unobtanium says:

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.

jacob114489 says:

So no Moto g 4.4.4 update?

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benhaube says:

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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Tomorrow

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radgatt says:

It's not that quick. More like a week later the update will hit your phone.

benhaube says:

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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benhaube says:

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

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Yeah I was wrong. The last few were on Fridays but I guess I really wanted this one to be too!

benhaube says:

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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Yeah they'll send another email saying here it comes and a link to a private forum for discussion

benhaube says:

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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TheNexusMan says:

Where's my invite???!?

Junior chuxx says:

I'm already on 4.4.4 on my Droid Maxx.. My battery life is better..

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01011000 says:

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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benhaube says:

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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Ry says:

4.4.3 is dead.

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cgardnervt says:

Hmm the moto G LTE is still on 4.4.2 still.

Sent from my HTC One

cmdr430 says:

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

They skipped 4.4.3 and went straight to 4.4.4

ropodawg says:

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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I got the update this morning on my Droid Mini :)

HenryWiygul says:

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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Steve Boozer says:

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

ScarletCate says:

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.