Yes, there’s no mistake. The Android 4.4 KitKat for Motorola Moto X is now rolling out and, yes, Verizon is the first carrier to push the update. We are just as surprised as you are.
As you probably know the Android 4.4 KitKat update wasn’t even released for the Nexus 4, but as incredible as it may seem Verizon said that they will start pushing KitKat to Moto X as of today. Even though Verizon is known always being late to the software update parties, the Big Red surprised us all with the Moto X update to Android 4.4 announcement.
Well, it looks like Google is giving Motorola “special treatment,” after all, as the flagship smartphone manufactured by their subsidiary is getting Android 4.4 ahead of Nexus 4 or Google Play Editions of the Galaxy S4 or HTC One.
According to Motorola’s official blog, the Android 4.4 KitKat OTA update for Moto X will bring an improved phone dialler (search contacts from dial-pad), improved gallery (new effects: Posterize, Highlights, and Edges), new Hangouts app (with SMS integration), Emoji support integrated in Google Keyboard, improved camera app interface, redesigned status and nav bars, new full-screen mode, and enhancements to Motorola features like Touchless Control, and other bug fixes and improvements.
According to the US carrier the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Motorola Moto X will become available for download starting today. Of course, we are talking about a staged roll out, so not all Verizon Moto X owners will be able to update to KitKat right away.
The Moto X is not the most hardware-potent smartphone out there, but its unique software features, highly customizable design, the almost-stock Android, and, now, the quick software updates make it a desirable smartphone. As a refresher, the Moto X packs a 4.7-inch HD AMOLED display, 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB of native storage, 10 MP ClearPixel camera with 1080p@30fps video recording, and a Motorola X8 mobile computing system.
Have you got the Android 4.4 update on your Verizon Moto X?