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Moto X Users on Verizon Get Soak Test Invites for New Update


A number of Verizon customers with a second-generation Moto X have received soak test invites for a new software update. It’s not completely clear what the soak test is for at this point, but there’s a very good chance it involves Android 5.0 Lollipop.

“We are inviting owners of the Moto X 2nd Gen on Verizon to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback,” reads the email sent out by the Motorola Feedback Network. Those lucky enough to have received it must complete an “enrollment survey” before they can get their hands on the new software.

Motorola’s email doesn’t mention which version of Android the soak test is for, so it could well be a final Android 4.4.4 KitKat build with some important bug fixes are minor improvements. However, it seems there’s a good chance it will be that much-anticipated Lollipop release instead.

Owners of the 2014 Moto X Pure Edition were invited to test Lollipop¬†earlier this month, and if things are going well, there’s a possibility Motorola¬†is now extending its test base to include new Moto X users with carrier-locked devices.

Unfortunately for us, those who are invited to take part in these soak tests are sworn to secrecy, so some may already be running the new software and we just don’t know it. “This is a confidential test under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network,” Motorola’s email states. “Do not post any details or information about this on any public sites.”

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Killian Bell

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