Just yesterday, soak test invites went out for the Verizon Moto X soak test, and today the update has been approved by Verizon as build 164.55.2. We’ve already seen the update roll out for Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular. Now it’s Verizon’s turn. As expected, with a small update – Android 4.4 to Android 4.4.2 – the changelog is pretty minor and is mostly bug fixes and stability enhancements. But we’ve got the changelog anyways, for those interested.
In this update Motorola has improved the phone dialer application performance, improved sync of email attachments, enhanced on-device security, improved connectivity when roaming, as well as improving battery life. Which was the major point of this update, however on other carriers it appears that the battery life issues still persist. Motorola and Verizon also added some ISIS Mobile Wallet enhancements as well as updating VZ Tones and VZ Navigator.
The soak test should be starting up today or tomorrow and as long as everything goes well, we may see the update rolling out by the end of this week or early next week. As we always do, we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with what’s going on with this update for the Verizon Moto X. We are still waiting on the AT&T Moto X to get their Android 4.4.2 update, then we should be seeing Motorola working on the update for the DROID Maxx, Mini and Ultra. I know there are plenty of you DROID owners out there waiting on the Android 4.4.2 update as well.
On other carriers, like T-Mobile and Sprint, the update was a welcomed improvement, but Motorola still has some work to do as far as getting back the battery life that the Moto X had on Android 4.2.2. It’s still great battery life, but not what Moto X owners are used too, unfortunately.