Even though most Moto X models are rocking Android 4.4.2 for several months, the Republic Wireless variant didn’t receive KitKat until now. Fortunately, the hybrid calling carrier announced they are now pushing the Moto X Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update to users. I guess it’s better late than never.
Anyway, you will be dealing with a staged roll out, as Republic Wireless announced that only 2,000 random Moto X owners will be able to test the new firmware in the first instance. Why? Because they need to see how their Moto X variant behaves while running Android 4.4.2. Anyway, the carrier hopes that the new update will be made available for download for all Moto X owners by May 9th.
The Republic Wireless Moto X Android 4.4.2 KitKat update arrives with improved Google Now search and suggestions, updated Camera app with “touch to focus,” new Phone Dialer and Caller ID functionality, and other KitKat goodies such as transparent status and nav bars, white status bar icons, full screen album art in the lockscreen, immersive mode, color emoji support, cloud printing and more.
As soon as your Moto X is be ready to receive the Android 4.4.2 update you should receive a system update notification message. All you need to do is tap on the notification then follow the on-screen instructions. You may also want to check for the update manually under Settings > About phone > System updates > Check now.
Because we’re talking about an incremental update, the Moto X Android 4.4.2 update file might have a size of over 500 MB, therefore it’s recommended to download it using a stable WiFi connection in order to avoid data charges.
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