Motorola sending Lollipop Soak Test invites to Verizon Moto X 2014 users [UPDATE]



Heads up if you’re a Motorola Moto X (2014) owner on Verizon Wireless. Motorola is sending out notifications about an incoming soak test to get a forthcoming update ready for the masses. While Motorola obviously didn’t give any meaningful details on the upgrade, we’re assuming this is the big Android Lollipop rollout that Motorola began for owners of the unlocked version of the device.

In the event that it is Lollipop, you shouldn’t expect Motorola to stray from its course — it’ll be in the most pure form you can get without a Nexus device, though not without a couple of Motorola’s treats (read: apps) thrown in. The changelog for the Pure edition should mostly apply to Verizon’s variant, though there might be a few Verizon-specific changes to expect. We’ll be sure to track the upgrade down once testing begins so stay tuned for any further developments!

[Update]: Well, that didn’t take long. The upgrade is already starting to roll out to Moto X 2014 soak test participants, and should everything go well then everyone else will have a lot to be thankful for by the time Turkey Day rolls around. You’re looking for version 22.21.11.en.US, and the file will cost you a good 678MB (so be sure you’re on WiFi with a nicely charged battery).

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Where is my 2013 Moto X lollipop?!?

    1. There’s a lollipop ROM over at XDA if you are rooted…

      1. I’m actually ok with stock, but if it doesn’t pan out soon, I might give it a try. I’m rooted and bootloader unlocked so no problems.

  2. I was excited for Lollipop until I saw in every benchmark it’s slower than KitKat. It would be nice to see it come to the 2013 Moto X soon too not interested in the 2014 phablet edition right now.

    1. dont look to deep into that benchmark result just yet. those benchmark apps prolly havent been optimized for lollipop yet. i would go by normal use test instead for comparison right now. could still be the case, but that would definitely effect results.

      1. Yeah, and other devices have shown increased performance in benchmarks and real-world usage on Lollipop from KitKat as well.

        1. I’ve yet to see one.

          1. Both the Nexus 4 and 5 have shown increased performance, for example. In every benchmark.

            The nVidia Shield tablet showed a performance increase as well, though a pretty insignificant one.

            Which can be considered a surprise, as usually you don’t get performance increases on the base OS release… those come later. But I guess the switch to ART from Dalvik is quite helpful.

  3. Knowing Verizon, this will probably take three months to get pushed

    1. I’ve got a 2013 Moto X on Verizon, and they’ve been surprisingly good with prompt updates.

      Still waiting for news on when we peasants with the 2013 version can expect to get Lollipop, though.

      1. Kitkat for the Verizon S4 was no lie pushed three months after Samsung released it

    2. Verizon is pushing the 5.0 lollipop out as I type

    3. Knowing Joe Shmoe you’re gonna make an incredibly stupid comment.

      Yep, there you go.

  4. What about my 2014 pure edition x? Still haven’t gotten my update OTA yet.

  5. Anyone with Verizon Moto X 2014 try your software update. Lollipop is coming today

  6. Just got mine.

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