Redditors in the /r/MotoX subreddit who own the 2nd-generation Moto X on Verizon are reporting that they’re starting to receive invites to participate in a software update soak test. There’s no word on what this update may be to – hopefully it’s a bump from 5.0.2 to 5.1.1, but those who are invited to soak tests first receive a survey they must complete and submit before they actually receive the update, and the survey doesn’t indicate the purpose of the update.

Soak tests are when a device manufacturer or carrier rolls out a software update to a select group of device owners who agree to test the potentially buggy software and report bugs as they notice them. To have been eligible to even be invited to this soak test, owners of the Moto X would’ve had to previously signed up for the Motorola Feedback Network program. There are instructions on how to do so are on Motorola’s forums (click here), but it’s unlikely that signing up now will result in receiving an invite for this particular soak test.

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