Nov 23 AT 9:54 AM Alex Wagner 20 Comments

AT&T Moto X getting its own serving of Android 4.4 KitKat

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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:

  • Androidâ„¢ 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?

Source: Motorola

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  • redraider133

    Good for moto. Maybe this will make samsung, htc and other OEMs quit screwing around and taking so long for updates.

  • SGB101

    Moto/Google is starting to look really good now all the legacy stuff done, Google is starting to shine.

  • David

    I have the Rogers version. Could I flash the AT&T ROM?

  • Kevin

    This is great for everyone else except for the ones who still haven’t even been updated to 4.2 or even 4.3
    I have a Galaxy Note 2 and a Galaxy S3
    All we got was promises promises promises.
    All I got to say is whatever android whatever!

    • Todrick

      That’s not an android problem… that’s a samsung/carrier problem…

      Hand samsung not skinned the holy hell out of android… they’d have been able to update faster.

    • redraider133

      Blame it on samsung not android. Google can’t force OEM’s to update their devices. Blame it on the super heavy skins as well. If you want fast updates either buy a nexus or a moto device.

  • naypalm

    Glad to see it finally rolling out! I’ve had 4.4 for a bit now and I love it on my n4.

  • vermillion

    I’m not really impressed. I have AT&T and I feel like I only got half of the updates. My home screen is still the same; the only thing that’s changed for me is the gray notifications and emoji.

    Anyone else experiencing this?

    • Todrick

      you are mistaken

      have you looked at the camera?
      the lock screen?
      the gallery edits features?
      The better battery life?
      have you enabled the beta of ART instead of DVM(huge speed boost)?
      what about Tap-To-Pay NFC support?

      • SGB101

        It’s to early to be playing with art unless it’s a test device, and from the reports I’ve seen, the speed increases are exaggerated, some apps show large speed increases others little to non, plus not all apps are compatable

        I like to be on the bleeding edge, but as of now this is slightly too close.

        • Ian Francis

          ART is great and very stable. I have not had an issue with it yet. The speed increases aren’t as crazy fast as some have said, but it does run better overall. My Moto X is my only phone and I have not had any worry about it not working yet. It is only a few days in, but so far so good.

  • The capital of Canada

    yeah gimme dat kitkat

  • mvndaai

    I got the update this morning! Rock on!

  • Denied

    Just updated my nexus 7fhd

  • donger

    Motorola is doing something right.

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    Amazon has it for a penny on contract

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