Motorola’s getting on quite a Moto-roll-a with its Moto X updates. Ha! Motorola has announced that an update to Android 4.4 KitKat is now rolling out to the AT&T version of the Moto X, just days after it hit the Verizon and T-Mobile variants of its flagship device. Just as with those models, owners of the AT&T Moto X can expect to receive a bump up to the latest version of Android with this update as well as an updated camera app, a better phone dialer, restyled navigation and status bars and quite a bit more. Here’s Motorola’s full changelog for the update:
- Android™ 4.4, KitKat®: Android 4.4, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
- Phone dialer: Improved the phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search your corporate directory easily.
- Camera – Focus and exposure: Enhanced the “touch to focus” option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo’s focus and exposure.
- Gallery – Photo editing: Added new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments to color, exposure, contrast and more.
- Hangouts -SMS/MMS support: Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app.
- Touchless Control – “Find my phone”: Added a new “Find my phone” command to Touchless Control. Just say “OK, Google Now-find my phone” and your Moto X will ring loudly to let you know where it’s hiding when you’ve misplaced it nearby.
- NFC – Host card emulation: Enhanced support for NFC Host Card Emulation (HCE), to improve experiences such as contactless payments, loyalty plans, transit passes, card access and more.
- Accessory support: Added support for Square credit card reader
It’s impressive to see that Motorola has rolled out Android 4.4 updates to three variants of the Moto X in just one week, especially since it’s been less than a month since KitKat was first unleashed upon the world. We’re still waiting on the Android 4.4 updates for the Sprint and U.S. Cellular-flavored Moto Xs, but considering how closely the Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T versions were updated, it’s possible that the Sprint and U.S. Cellular updates aren’t far off.
Do you have Android 4.4 on your Moto X yet? If so, what do you think of it?