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Verizon XT1028 4.4.4 update

21st December 2014, 10:00 PM |#41  
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Firmware (OTA) for carrier branded devices (Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, etc.) in the U.S. goes through lab testing before being released. The process goes as follows:

Motorola creates the firmware and submits it to a 3rd party lab > Firmware waits in line to be tested, which can take 3+ months >

// If the firmware passes lab testing, the carrier will give the OK for Motorola to push the update (OTA)

// If the firmware doesn't pass lab testing, it gets reported and Motorola has to fix the firmware and re-submit it once again for lab testing ( Another 3+ months after being submitted for testing)

// Or the carrier can decline the firmware (For whatever reason it wants) and it never gets pushed.
16th January 2015, 06:21 AM |#42  
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One of the big reasons IMHO the firmware takes so long for 3rd party testing is because the carriers are so adamantly against rooting. By delaying the 3rd party testing it gives them plenty of time to see if there are exploits. Right now, 4.4.4 on the Moto G has a great deal to recommend it to the carriers since nobody has worked out a temproot exploit, and 4.4.4 has been out for a long time. They have very little incentive for 3rd party testing to be rushed.

If an update to pie was announced that included 4.4.3 or 4.4.4, on the Moto G, it is a completely sure bet that Verizon would be out tomorrow with Android 5 for the Moto G.

The one saving grace is that Ebay is full of Verizon Moto G's that have older Android versions on them.
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