The Moto X Pure Edition is edging closer to getting a taste of Marshmallow, as a full Android 6.0 soak test is now picking up steam in the U.S.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the very latest version of Google's widely popular mobile operating system and virtually everyone with a modern Android handset is waiting to get the new treat. The new OS brings a slew of neat new features and functionalities to the table, but a wider rollout to existing non-Nexus devices is yet to occur.

Motorola proved that it can be quite prompt when it comes to delivering updates, being among the first OEMs to upgrade its devices to Lollipop after it came out. The company is now at it again, aiming to push out Marshmallow soon.

Back in October, we reported that Motorola started testing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its Moto X Pure Edition, but a full-on soak test was still pending at the time.

It now seems that the soak test is finally ready to roll out in the U.S., as Android Police reveals that at least one of its readers got the treat already.

For those unfamiliar with the procedure, soak tests are beta versions of new firmware. Before the public release is ready to roll out, soak tests become available for a selected few so they can try out the firmware and send feedback to help get it ready for release.

In Motorola's case, soak tests usually hit dedicated members of the Motorola support forum, and it should all be done in secret, away from prying eyes. The soak testers are not supposed to tell the media about the ongoing beta tests, but obviously some info still slips through the cracks.

What this full soak test means for Moto X Pure owners is that Android 6.0 Marshmallow should soon arrive for their handsets as a public release. Public OTA updates typically roll out a few weeks after the soak test, which means that the Moto X Pure could get a taste of Marshmallow by the end of the year.

The update apparently weighs in at roughly 650 MB, which falls in line with some of the Marshmallow updates for the Nexus lineup.

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