Over the past few months Motorola has demonstrated that it wants to push out Android software updates as soon as it can to end users. Trying to get the update through carriers can be a bit tricky at times as they tend to hold things up but Motorola has been quick to get all issues resolved. It continues down that path after pushing out the latest version of KitKat to the 2013 DROID lineup and now turns its sights towards that Verizon Moto G and Moto X. Soak tests for Android 4.4.4 on both these smartphones have already begun.
What this means is that end users will soon receive an update that will bump up their Moto G and Moto X smartphones on Verizon to Android 4.4.4. While it is not known how long the soak test will last before the update is pushed out for all, in the past it hasn’t taken more than a couple of weeks for the update to go through.
A soak test is basically when the carrier ships the update to a select few users, who are actually invited to take part in the soak test. This is done in order to weed out any last minute bugs and ensure that when the update is released to end users it does not cause them any trouble.
Its likely that over-the-air ZIP files will appear online even though soak test firmware isn’t meant for everyone. There’s really no incentive in trying to get an official update through unofficial means, a little patience will certainly go a long way.