Motorola hosted the Moto G launch event earlier today and besides bringing news about the amazingly cheap Moto G, the company’s CEO Dennis Woodside also talked about the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Moto X, saying it will be rolled out “in a matter of weeks.”
Even though the Motorola official didn’t reveal the exact date when Android 4.4 KitKat will be pushed to Moto X, it is not surprising to hear that the Motorola flagship will get the latest Android version ahead of its competitors. Even though Google promised no “special treatment” for Motorola, the Chicago-based phone maker is their subsidiary, after all.
Another sign that the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Moto X could be rolled out in the next few weeks is the recently leaked KitKat build for T-Mobile Moto X.
At the same press conference, Dennis Woodsite also said that the recent Moto X sales noted a spike, most likely related to Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile gaining access to Moto Maker. Still, the Motorola executive didn’t discuss the reports saying that the Moto X sales in Q3 were disappointing. I remind you that a study by Strategy Analytics, quoted by Wall Street Journal, revealed that only 500,000 Moto X units were shipped in the last three months.
Just in case you forgot, hear that Moto X packs a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 internal storage, 10 MP camera with Clear Pixel technology, and X8 mobile computing chip, which is basically a Snapdragon S4 Pro customized by Motorola. The main selling point of Motorola’s flagship is the highly customizable design and now that the Moto Maker is available on all four major US carriers it’s a good time to get your hands on the device, especially that the price was cut off to $99.99 (with two-year agreement with Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, or Verizon).
Regarding the recently-launched Moto G, the low-cost terminal runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, but it will receive KitKat 4.4 in early 2014.