While we can’t answer that question just yet, the first signs of the new software have already started showing up. In fact, a select group of users is testing it! Some Moto X Pure Edition users started receiving soak test invites last week. Though it wasn’t specified what the update included, it would only be reasonable to think it could be Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Now we know that was exactly what Motorola was referring to.
Motorola’s own David Schuster wanted to make things clear for us, so he gave us all the juicy details on his Google+ page. It turns out this is not really a full-fledged soak test, though. Instead, it is a test drive to see if the software is ready for the next stage.
“There have been a couple reports of a Marshmallow “soak test” that has started for Moto X 2015 Pure Edition. Just want to make it clear that we have NOT started a formal “soak test”. We have started a small TestDrive for the Marshmallow upgrade on Moto X 2015 Pure Edition. We will be conducting these tests for the next couple of weeks. Pending the feedback during this test cycle will determine the timing of a full soak test.” -David Schuster
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For those who may not know, soak testing is when the manufacturer makes software available to some users in order to test its stability and performance. You can think of it as some kind of beta run. Regardless, it means Motorola is at it once again with the awesome update times. The phone maker is known to be among the best at keeping their phones up to date. We are glad to see that habit still lives.
By the way – are any of you guys lucky enough to be part of this select group?