Android 4.4 KitKat arrives to the AT&T Moto X

November 23, 2013
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Moto X

Earlier this week, Verizon became the first carrier to see Android 4.4 KitKat on the Moto X, with T-Mobile following on Thursday. Now it’s AT&T’s turn to get in on the action!

Considering AT&T had already started its soaktest a few days ago, the AT&T update certainly comes as no major surprise. Like the Verizon and T-mobile upgrade, the new firmware includes Android 4.4 KitKat with a few minor Moto-specific additions including touchless control improvements and an improved touch-to-focus mode on its camera.

Here is AT&T’s change-log, which highlights what to expect in the new update:

  • Improved user interface with Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, and smarter power use.
  • Phone dialer app: The phone app now includes the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search corporate directories easily.
  • Focus and exposure: The “touch to focus” option has been enhanced 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 app: New photo editing options are now available in the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments for color, exposure, contrast and more.

Now that Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T all have made the jump to KitKat for the Moto X, all that’s left is for Sprint and U.S. Cellular to reveal their plans. Although we can’t say for sure when this will happen, we imagine that it probably won’t be too much longer of a wait — at least judging by the way things went with the other carriers.

For those that have already received the KitKat update for the Moto X, what do you think so far? In general, how has your experience with the handset been?

Comments

  • bozs13

    Before my wife even gets KitKat on her N4…nice! :)

    • Luka Mlinar

      N4 got the 4.4 The day b4 yesterday.

      • bozs13

        They are starting to. But it’s a staged rollout. So, no. Only some have it.

        • Luka Mlinar

          That sucks man. I hope you get it soon.

    • SSDROiD

      Hahaha same here, still waiting for 4.4 KitKat. And I don’t even get Moto in my country, so I’m forced to wait until Google pushes the update to me. I feel a little betrayed having purposefully bought a Nexus device for early Android updates…

  • needa

    all i can say to help out those getting the updates… is SWITCH TO ART! 4.4 is nothing but jank if you arent on art. first u need to get developer settings on your phone. do a search if you dont know how. then go into dev settings. third one down is switch runtime. switch it to art and then reboot. it will take a while for the os to recode all of the apps.

    • Gator352

      You said….”jank”….LOL!

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  • Orlando Sablon

    Update messed up my phone, the shit won’t even turn on… Called tech support and now I gotta send the phone in.