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  1. iconuser165's Avatar
    I think that there are two Verizon employees who have been designated to test the WP8.1 upgrade for the Icon. One employee is stationed in New York City, the other lives in Los Angeles. These two 'employees' have a natural enmity toward one another; one loves the sunshine and the other loves canyons constructed of skyscrapers. They can't agree on anything--or simply refuse to agree.

    That, my friends is our problem. We should be promising (sending) gifts to these individuals with notes of supplication: Please, please, please release our upgrade. Children all over the world have received this upgrade--and yet, We Have Not! What will it take for us to receive the promised update?

    Or, We can put on our big boy (girl) pants and wait for the process to play itself out.
    Last edited by iconuser165; 08-27-2014 at 02:01 AM.
    08-27-2014 01:48 AM
  2. lylone's Avatar
    Verizon will do what is called a "soak test" leading up to the OTA. It has its own set of "preview users" (not all of them VZW employees) and they will get the update first to see how everything goes make tweaks as needed, then pump out the update. I just don't know how to become one. :/
    "Soak" test? What is that? are you speaking of a Smoke Test?
    08-27-2014 06:24 AM
  3. MikeLip's Avatar
    "Soak" test? What is that? are you speaking of a Smoke Test?
    Nope. They hold it under water to a depth on one meter for 30 minutes and make sure it continues to run. :P

    Soak test is nothing more than a beta test. You release the software to a certain subset of users and make sure all the bugs are out. Or most of them anyway.
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    08-27-2014 06:54 AM
  4. jiovine's Avatar
    Verizon will do what is called a "soak test" leading up to the OTA. :/
    Does this "soak test" involve giving the phone a swirlie?
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    08-27-2014 08:02 AM
  5. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I think that there are two Verizon employees who have been designated to test the WP8.1 upgrade for the Icon. ......
    Only 2 ? WTF ? So we will have to wait forever and the odds are it's going to be buggy as hell....

    and yet I cant freaking wait to get it and did I ever tell you I hate Verizon sometimes ? More and more AT&T phones and other carriers get it but, here we are on the US's largest carrier and we have to wait the longest....

    C'mon Verizon just release this dam update..
    iconuser165 likes this.
    08-27-2014 08:44 AM
  6. Kieta's Avatar
    "Soak" test? What is that? are you speaking of a Smoke Test?
    Motorola used to let you join in on their soak test via their forum. I wish Verizon did the same.
    08-27-2014 10:36 AM
  7. awilliams1701's Avatar
    Verizon's deadline is the release of the 1525. If that happens soon, I'll drop Verizon. If I don't have it by October, I'll drop Verizon. I'm sick of this crap.
    08-27-2014 10:39 AM
  8. jazz70's Avatar
    Motorola used to let you join in on their soak test via their forum. I wish Verizon did the same.
    I was registered in that testing program with my 3 Motorola Razrs on Verizon before my switch to WP so it was nice not having to wait for updates because the droid updates from VZ took a long time also

    I also wish VZ had a soak test program along the lines of the Motorola one to test core OS updates like cyan on their network but instead we wait and wait for any news about 8.1/cyan from VZ and have to trust and hope they are diligently testing the updates internally
    08-27-2014 11:25 AM
  9. psiu_glen's Avatar
    The longer the wait, the better, I say. Means I won't have to keep hitting "Dismiss" when the update notification pops up, fearing the day I will accidentally hit the "Ruin My Phone and Turn It Into the Redhead Stepchild of Android and V8sta" button.
    08-27-2014 11:56 AM
  10. arbyjr's Avatar
    Last week I called VZW for a unrelated problem I was having on a different line on my account. After they fixed my Android problem I asked the tech about the cyan update. The tech whom I was talking with said he wasn't sure because he mainly works with the Android platform. So he told me he would switch me to a Windows phone tech. After a few minutes of small talk and exchanging information with her, she started telling me about their test procedures. She then said she really had no info that she could offer at the time, but she said she was going to talk to some of her co-workers to see if anyone knows anything more. She didn't put me on hold and you could hear her talking to others in the background. About 5 minutes later she came back and said they are not sure but they all know it's being tested right now, and they like to test a little more thoroughly then the other network. She told me she'll take my number and an email address, and she will text, call or email as soon as she/they find anything out.
    So this morning I got a text and right after that a call and this is the text from her. (The call she reiterated the message, and a little more small talk with about 2 weeks being the "expected date").

    "Xxxx.Xxxxxxx@VerizonWireless.com (The roll out date for 8.1 windows mobile is mid September and subject to change depending on network testing, but everything seems to be going smoothly and it shouldn't change...)"

    But even thats still quite generic, but...
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    08-27-2014 03:33 PM
  11. MobileVortex's Avatar
    In other words "can takes one more kick down the road"
    08-27-2014 03:50 PM
  12. dby2011's Avatar
    I think something will happen very soon. I have a 822 and have been checking Verizon's support page to see if they updated the software update pdfs. In the past they updated the PDF info before they actually did the release. Today I got all excited because it changed, however it looks like they removed the Black update info and now the older Amber update is posted. Maybe they are getting ready.
    08-27-2014 03:53 PM
  13. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I think something will happen very soon. I have a 822 and have been checking Verizon's support page to see if they updated the software update pdfs. In the past they updated the PDF info before they actually did the release. Today I got all excited because it changed, however it looks like they removed the Black update info and now the older Amber update is posted. Maybe they are getting ready.
    Yeah, they did stuff like that with the 928 IIRC. New one up, gone, even older one back up, original back, shortly thereafter, release.
    08-27-2014 05:38 PM
  14. AR2186's Avatar
    Last week I called VZW for a unrelated problem I was having on a different line on my account. After they fixed my Android problem I asked the tech about the cyan update. The tech whom I was talking with said he wasn't sure because he mainly works with the Android platform. So he told me he would switch me to a Windows phone tech. After a few minutes of small talk and exchanging information with her, she started telling me about their test procedures. She then said she really had no info that she could offer at the time, but she said she was going to talk to some of her co-workers to see if anyone knows anything more. She didn't put me on hold and you could hear her talking to others in the background. About 5 minutes later she came back and said they are not sure but they all know it's being tested right now, and they like to test a little more thoroughly then the other network. She told me she'll take my number and an email address, and she will text, call or email as soon as she/they find anything out.
    So this morning I got a text and right after that a call and this is the text from her. (The call she reiterated the message, and a little more small talk with about 2 weeks being the "expected date").

    "Xxxx.Xxxxxxx@VerizonWireless.com (The roll out date for 8.1 windows mobile is mid September and subject to change depending on network testing, but everything seems to be going smoothly and it shouldn't change...)"

    But even thats still quite generic, but...
    Had a very similar experience last year regarding the 928 Amber update and he was pretty accurate. Sounds like we're getting it in the next few weeks then
    AlfLover likes this.
    08-27-2014 05:42 PM
  15. BigCTM's Avatar
    I guess they are waiting for the Iphone 6 to be announced...
    08-27-2014 06:35 PM
  16. Starrbuck's Avatar
    "Soak" test? What is that? are you speaking of a Smoke Test?
    Soak testing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    gernerttl likes this.
    08-28-2014 08:41 PM
  17. MikeSo's Avatar
    My birthday is in mid September. They're probably waiting to surprise me!
    08-28-2014 11:02 PM
  18. arbyjr's Avatar
    You know now that your mention that it makes sense. She said something about a birthday, but I didn't understand what that had to do with the topic at hand. So I just kind of ignored it and moved on. I thought she was telling me that her birthday was coming up as a way of fishing for a bribe with out getting caught...
    08-29-2014 12:33 AM
  19. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    No no no, Verizon needs the extra time to figure out what features of cyan they want to disable lol.
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    08-29-2014 12:45 AM
  20. psiu_glen's Avatar
    No no no, Verizon needs the extra time to figure out what features of cyan they want to disable lol.
    This is how I can recognize a fellow longtime loyal customer of Verizon, hahaha.

    They will work on incorporating the Verizon apps permanently into the quick access slots.

    Maybe have a gigantic Verizon checkmark background as the only allowed wallpaper.

    And if you pull down the notification shade (past your quick Verizon access apps) there will be a constant reminder (that you can't dismiss) of just who the greatest network is.

    BONUS: Cortana's voice will be changed out for the "Can You Hear Me Now?" guy's voice.

    :D
    08-29-2014 07:23 AM
  21. lylone's Avatar
    This chick is not mad. Just thought that it would be a smoke test instead of a soak test.

    Guidelines for Smoke Testing
    08-29-2014 08:09 AM
  22. DavidinCT's Avatar
    sigh, not this week :(

    Welcome to Verizon ! Where we make you WAIT for every update on your phones, so bad that you want to change carriers but, we have the best network.....that should be their new slogan....
    Indistinguishable likes this.
    08-29-2014 08:13 AM
  23. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    sigh, not this week :(

    Welcome to Verizon ! Where we make you WAIT for every update on your phones, so bad that you want to change carriers but, we have the best network.....that should be their new slogan....
    It could, umm... Could come today. Probably not... But, hey! The week isn't over yet.
    08-29-2014 08:16 AM
  24. MobileVortex's Avatar
    When it comes, it will be a Tuesday...
    08-29-2014 08:19 AM
  25. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    This is how I can recognize a fellow longtime loyal customer of Verizon, hahaha.

    They will work on incorporating the Verizon apps permanently into the quick access slots.

    Maybe have a gigantic Verizon checkmark background as the only allowed wallpaper.

    And if you pull down the notification shade (past your quick Verizon access apps) there will be a constant reminder (that you can't dismiss) of just who the greatest network is.

    BONUS: Cortana's voice will be changed out for the "Can You Hear Me Now?" guy's voice.

    :D
    Haha seriously! Even better, no matter what question you ask Cortana it will just say "can you hear me now" lol. Gotta love Verizon. To be honest though its completely bs that they should be able to limit our remove features from an operating system. If I'm paying for the days no matter what plan I'm on I should be able to use that data however I want. SI stops that only certain plans can use Wi-Fi hotspot. Also pisses me of they remove the built in visual voicemail from the os to offer their crappy vvm app instead so they can charge you for it.
    08-29-2014 11:18 AM
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