Motorola Droid update pushing to more than just soak testers

We told you late last night that a soak test for the new Droids (that'd be the Droid Ultra, and the Droid Maxx) was going to push early this morning, and right on time it made its way to the testers. Apparently the test was short, or there was a change of heart, because we're getting reports of the updated software going out to users who are not members of the soak testing program.

It's the update everyone with a Moto X8 phone wants to have. It includes your 50GB Google Drive promotion, makes Moto Assist even better, and has a few more stability and bug fixes. But the big news is the camera update. The software has been improved with better sky detection, more accurate white balancing, improvements to HDR and the exposure has been corrected to be more consistent. Everyone who has the update will tell you it's quite a dramatic change — and one that addresses the biggest complaint about these phones.

If you're using a new Verizon Droid, have a look and see if an update is ready for you. 

Thanks everyone who sent this in!

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • New Moto X root method works like a charm on the Maxx after the update FYI. Posted via Android Central App
  • haven't got it yet
  • Sweet.
  • Droid Maxx here... no update yet. I wonder if this will help improve the really poor response I get with geotagging in the camera. It seems like the first several pics I take are never tagged. After a while they start getting tagged. No issues with GPS responsiveness anywhere else in any other app.
  • Mine updated, but now when I click on the camera icon I receive a "camera error" message.. I've factory reset the phone, updated the camera app in the play store, and even turned phone off/on. Nothing seems to help. I'm currently on hold with a Verizon Wireless Rep.
  • Now that's a Camera update!! Good Luck
  • Welcome to Verizon, your call is important to us. Please hold the line and you call will be handled by the next available operator.... Just kidding, one thing I can not take away from vzw is the customer service Posted via Android Central App
  • Edit: I think I misunderstood your comment initially. Verizon customer service is very good, he won't have any issues.
  • I was joking at first then said that they are pretty great Posted via Android Central App
  • Just take a digital camera and tape it to the back. Boom both problems soloved. Good luck
  • Hmm how does one go about checking for updates? No system updates available; is that where if be looking for camera updates? Posted via Android Central App
  • Waiting on update.... Posted via my awesome, longer lasting phone than yours aka droid MAXX
  • I updated this am with no issues. Camera works fine so far...
  • Update was pushed to my phone this evening. Camera works fine, hopefully the update didn't break something as phone was working fine.
  • I don't want this crap I want Kit Kat
  • But this crap is good crap. If it makes pictures look better, it's worth it. Posted via Android Central App
  • When will they fix the Bluetooth issue so I can sync my fitbit force to my droid maxx? Posted via Android Central App
  • My Razr M updated overnight. No adverse issues thus far. Camera response is definitey quicker.
  • Just got the update Posted via Android Central App