Bionic soak test coming

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  1. Shadez

    Shadez Super Mod/News Team Staff Member Premium Member

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    Got invite today! :D
     
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    Awesome!

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    Yea looking forward to see what it does :)
     
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    We can't know, actually. It all depends on which types of update packages Motorola creates (and VZW pushes).

    Back in the Droid 1 days, there would be 2 seperate update files. One was a differential update designed to be pushed out to devices running the latest offical OS; this update was generally quite small in size but would only work if you had the latest official firmware installed. On the other hand, there would be a "full update", technically designed for those that might not be running the latest OS on their device. This update was generally quite large in size, but contained the entire OS.
     
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    Soak testing is a step beyond beta testing. The build being soak tested has already been beta tested internally by Moto and Verizon.

    The purpose of a soak test is to push the (most likely official) update to a limited number of devices to gauge how well the rollout works and to find any showstopping last minute bugs (the only thing that would cause the build being tested not to become final). In other words, do a small controlled rollout ahead of the main deployment.


    EDIT: What I mean by this is the software SHOULD be fully beta tested at this point. The purpose of a soak test should be to test the deployment of the update package, not to test the update package itself.
     
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    Yes, when Froyo came out someone had captured both versions. I did do the manual update with the larger file. I heard that it was what would be sent to the Verizon stores for the techs to install if your phone had a problem with the OTA update.
     
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    Cool... anxiously waiting to hear feedback. Did the invite come through supportforums.motorola.com soak test?

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    It came from a a bunch of letters@motorola.com
     
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    So is this an update to Gingerbread or is it ICS?
     
  10. Shadez

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    I assume big fixes.
     
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    Chances are that it's not ICS and just a maintenance update. Maybe a newer version of GB, but most likely not ICS.
     
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    They have already said ICS isnt coming til next year.

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    If they give the OP any smack, I'll personally vouch for him in court, accusing Moto/VZ of negligence towards consumers for NOT telling us about this and leaving us in the dark with issues for months. I don't see the extreme need for secrecy in a soak test after all...
     
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    I am patiently waiting for the push to see what we have coming.:icon_ banana:
     
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    Thanks. For whatever it's worth, the info from my initial post was provided on the page I hit when I clicked the email from Motorola before I agreed to anything.

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