Moto X

Wider availability of the update likely not far behind the soak test

We've begun receiving tips from those who are using a Moto X on T-Mobile (aka the unlocked GSM model) that a soak test software update is on its way. This would be the first update since it made the jump to Android 4.4, and given the recent move to Android 4.4.2 on some variants of the Moto X that could be what we're looking at here.

Motorola has been pretty good about quickly releasing the soak test  — or just jumping straight to broad availability — after it sends out invitations to participate, so we shouldn't have to wait long to see. If you aren't part of the Motorola Feedback Network to get in on the soak tests, don't worry, your update should be heading out soon provided the soak test goes according to plan.

Thanks, Anonymous!

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Notajediyet says:

Enjoy it while it lasts folks

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tdizzel says:

Enjoy Kit Kat while it lasts?

tr-1 says:

He meant speedy updates and developer/customer communication.

Notajediyet says:

Yup

NoNexus says:

They have to finish up before they change the signs and the locks on the door.

MERCDROID says:

Lol

TurboFool says:

Right, because obviously the first order of business at Lenovo when they take over Motorola will be to piss off all current customers so they don't return.

Notajediyet says:

I think the Moto X/G will continue to get residual Googlrola support (fairly quick updates due to the near-stock OS) but after that, I don't know if we'll see such a quick turn around. If they decide to put 0 effort into it (release bone-stock cheap phones) then maybe, but if they revive Blur and make it a competitor to Touchwiz/Sense, then I expect updates will be... less frequent.

someguy01234 says:

Reviving a turd to compete with other turds, no thanks.

MERCDROID says:

I'm sorry, but your original comment and this reply are full of so much fail.

Lenovo isn't going to intentionally "bloat-up" Motorola's devices just to slow down updates. That's retard statement number 1.

Lenovo isn't going to revive Moto Blur: that ship sailed with Gingerbread 2.3.6 and would serve no purpose now. As has been demonstrated, Motorola can have exclusive apps without the need for a "skin." That addresses retard statement number 2.

Go drink a few beers, before you start working on retard statement number 3. Please and thank you.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

thatguy97 says:

Little harsh?

Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or iPhone 5

MERCDROID says:

...you're right.

NoNexus says:

No he's not, call it how it is.

Blur is gone, I am not sure what Lenovo calls their skin....

MERCDROID says:

Think about it: Motorola stopped using Blur, even before they were bought by Google.

Jay Holm says:

Point made!

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NoNexus says:

you are right but that does not mean that lenorola will not put a skin on there...

Jay Holm says:

"lenerola", lol!!!

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TLB69 says:

He's so mean.You ought to see how he talks too me.He took it easy on that guy.I just stop crying today at 12pm for the things he called me last week :-D

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

NoNexus says:

Well you eventually stopped right? couldnt have been that bad...

MERCDROID says:

Lol

MERCDROID says:

As pointed out by thatguy97, my reply was harsh and I do apologize, brother.

I should take my own advice: I'm always telling others to not get drawn into this mess, and what do I do? I get drawn into this mess.

Again, I do apologize, brother.

TLB69 says:

My prayers are answered,he actually apologized.God is good :-D

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

MERCDROID says:

GOD is Good =)

TLB69 says:

I'm just messing with you Merc.I hope no one here gets offended by your/our comments.We're just one big happy family who supports "Nothing beats Samsung products." :-D

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

MERCDROID says:

Lol

Motorola and Lenovo are equal they both suck monkey balls equally.

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SirBobaFett says:

Period.

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Plain and simple

Sent from my Crashed Note 3 that does NOT suck monkey balls!

squiddy20 says:

Says the guy who, until today, hadn't said one word about Lenovo. How do you know they "suck monkey balls", if you've never heard of them? Oh, right, in Richard's Wacky World, you don't ever have to see/experience anything to know how "crappy" it is, it just is. What a joke.

udazavlanje says:

Samba, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha

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It's crazy how fast technology advances. I remember when the Motorola Razor came out and at that time it seemed so insane of a phone!

thatguy97 says:

Especially phones like the T-Mobile g1 and HTC hd2 and palm pixi or palm pre not palm pre plus in 2011 palm was in denial that it was over but DAT palm os multitasking though

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NoNexus says:

hell just The original SGS to the SGS4 is a giant leap.

AHHH... the golden age of smartphone development.

MERCDROID says:

AHHH +1

David Horgan says:

That's if you have an Android device and not from that fruity company. Then you get very small incremental updates at a high cost.

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thatguy97 says:

Another amazing thing is the price on these 2 yr contract s on Verizon u can get a sgs4 for 150 hell you can't shit phone and it will probably still have a touch screen but of course t mobile kicks everyone ass right now

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Jay Holm says:

I upgraded to the S4 from the Droid Charge,...which Galaxy is the Droid Charge equivalent to? But that was a big leap for me!

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NoNexus says:

I had that one for awhile, It was like the Samsung Galaxy S2.5. One of the only phones I really didn't like that much...

Jay Holm says:

I was fine with the Droid Charge, had a few problems with it though. I was definitely ready to upgrade when I got the S4 though.
9mo's I've had the S4, no problems at all so far.

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NoNexus says:

I liked the shape more than anything. People think tw is ugly, they really need to look at the brown used in the charge.

I guess overall it wasn't bad bad, but bad enough to bug me on things. The three hardware buttons was another..

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savdini says:

Still shocked Google sold them

Nexus 4 - CM10.1.3

David Horgan says:

They just wanted the patents. Which they kept in the deal.

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Zig261 says:

Enjoy this last soak test fellow Moto X owners at T-Mobile.

NoNexus says:

The next one is the Lovo X at SprinT Mobile?

Amir47 says:

LOL

bandityo says:

Yall are so full of speculation. This may be a good thing. Who knows. Sure know yall don't.

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MERCDROID says:

Agreed.

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thatguy97 says:

That's the industry and plus right now we as consumers are the ones winning

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Jay Holm says:

Buying Motorola, appearently is the only way Lenovo will ever get into the U.S. smartphone market!

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NoNexus says:

I think the most interesting thing is will they keep the name? They didn't with IBM, so I am gonna guess not. You never know though, they have the Verizon contract to take into consideration

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Jay Holm says:

Didn't with IBM? What business of IBM's did Lrnovo buy out? The laptop business?

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That'd be awesome if the update is waiting for me when my phone arrives!

would have been hilarious if beiber totaled that rented lambo.

Junior chuxx says:

What will this mean for Verizon and their Droid Lineups?

Sent from my awesome ' VZW GN3'

David Horgan says:

12 to 24 months to 4.4.2 if it even gets that high before those devices support ends. In order to get reasonably fast updates, you'll have to get a Nexus phone or the Moto X

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NoNexus says:

Both of which might not be around in 2 years...

WadeWhiskey says:

I don't think Lenovo is good with timely updates but that's not going to be the deal breaker for them. The Lenovo K5000 had a nice premium look to it and could very well create a very high end elegant looking smartphone, paired with near stock software and innovations from Motorola, they could bring some improvements to the western markets

From my LG "G Flex Jr." G2

sirmrgeek says:

Motorola mobility under Google was the best.

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Jay Holm says:

I agree! As short lived as it was. Just for nostalgia reasons, I just might get the sequel to the Moto X, that is if one more is squeezed out before Lenova starts to make changes.

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If Lenovo handles their Motorola division like they handle their ThinkPad division, you'll still be getting updates seven years from now.

I would also note that my customers have deployed a hundred or so of the existing Lenovo S6000 tablet for data collection and it is one of the least bloated, most pleasurable tablets to work with in terms of sticking mostly to stock UI (and it is a real bargain ~$210 for a quad-core 10 incher). There is some crapware, but it can almost all be disabled. No bloated UI skin.

NoNexus says:

The phones are the opposite from what I read.

raguram88 says:

Nice and the moto x is finally available in UK (for details http://www.gadgetride.com/news/motorolas-android-device-released-in-the-...). Phone4u if offering the device.

Pollster says:

News Flash:
Posters eager for Google-Owned Motorola to fail twice as eager in their predictions that Lenovo-owned Motorola will fail.

Gogas Kumir says:

As I understand the soak tests have began a week ago and "may" have already ended. The question is: when will the official rollout start for Unlocked Moto X variant? I have unlocked moto x on T-Mobile, but still don't see any updates. Checking many times a day :)

Gogas Kumir says:

Just got the notification for the update on unlocked Moto X(T-Mobile/Dev Edition)and checked the Motorola's website: https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_deta...
The page was also updated with the latest update info. So looks like, once the page is updated that is when the update is live!