Lenovo-Motorola-Logo-AH3

Soak Test Invites Going out for Unlocked Moto X (2013) – Lollipop, perhaps?

March 13, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Motorola started their Lollipop roll out pretty quickly. But after rolling it out to the Moto X (2014) and a few of the Moto G (2014) models, it’s slowed down quite a bit. Owners of the original Moto X were beginning to wonder if they’d ever get their update to Lollipop. We had heard from Motorola that the X8 Mobile Computing System was making things a bit difficult for Motorola to get the update out the door. But it looks like it might be starting to roll out in the next few weeks.

It appears that Motorola is about to begin a soak test for the Moto X (2013) unlocked right now. As usual, we don’t know much about what this update entails, but we’ve got our fingers crossed that it’s the Lollipop update that everyone’s been waiting on. With soak tests, users usually get about 2-3 days to respond to the email from Motorola then the update starts rolling out within a few days of that. After a couple of days of testing, if there are no major issues, then update should start rolling out almost immediately afterwards. Sometimes, Motorola will skip the testing and just send out soak test emails then send out the OTA. So it could be even sooner.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is a huge update, and you’ll definitely notice the change on the Moto X, considering it is a stock Android device. I’d highly suggest you keep with the Moto Display, instead of Android’s version. As Moto Display does an amazing job of that. As always, if you’re having issues with an update, try a factory reset and see if that solves your problems.

If you’re one with the Moto X (2013) Unlocked and are part of the Motorola Feedback Network, you might get this email. If you did, be sure to respond to the email so you can get into the soak test. Responding doesn’t automatically mean you are going to be chosen though. How many of you are excited to get Android 5.0 on your Moto X (2013)? Be sure to let us know in the comments down below.