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Update: Good news! Looks like the 4.4.4 soak test is now underway on Sprint. If you're part of the Motorola Feedback Network, you maybe might possibly have access to it now. Hopefully everything runs smoothly so the full update will go out to all users soon.

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We've received reports from numerous users that Sprint has started sending out invitations to a soak test of a future update for its version of the Moto X. Though the email sent out to customers doesn't explicitly mention Android 4.4.4, it would make sense considering that Verizon started its soak test a week or so ago and Sprint's version of the handset is already on version 4.4.3. This means that the carrier's Moto X users can likely expect the 4.4.4 update to roll out within a couple of weeks.

SoakTest

Soak tests serve as a period when a carrier sends out what amounts to release candidate versions of firmware to a small number of users, giving them time to tackle any remaining issues and squash last minute bugs. When the broader update does arrive, don't expect many user-facing differences. There is, however, a whole bunch going on behind the scenes. View our coverage of Android 4.4.4 for the details.

Thanks, anon!

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • miri

    Sprint Moto X is still on 4.4.2. They started the rollout for x.x.3 then immediately canceled it. Some devices may have it though.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Looks like 4.4.4 is rolling out now to soak testers.

  • Tomasz Kuczynski

    Here is a quick question - why is it that AT&T, Sprint and Verizon variants get the update quicker than unlocked? I bought my wife the Moto X instead of a Nexus 5 because I thought it would get updates right after Nexus, but I bought it unlocked from Motorola and nothing!

    • miri

      It got the .3 update the same day as the nexus devices. The others skipped the .3 update for .4.

    • Keith Zubot-Gephart

      In fairness, it appears to be almost exclusively a security/bug fix release. If Motorola drags its heels on L, that'll be another story, but I'm not exactly tearing out my hair waiting for 4.4.4 while I sit here on 4.4.3.

  • h4rr4r

    Wow, that was a lot of delay.

  • Jesús Cuenca

    I hope they update the Moto E to .4 and when the time comes to Android L :-)

  • supert0nes

    This phone had a lot of potential for Sprint, but no triband :(

  • Steven Stokes

    I'm still waiting to update to 4.4.3 or .4. Motorola says I'm waiting on Sprint and Sprint says I'm waiting on Motorola. At this point in the game I'm not holding my breath when 5.0 is released. I might get it by next year.