Moto X KitKat

Moto X on Rogers and Fido in Canada getting KitKat, along with the Moto G on Boost Mobile

Motorola has announced that Canadian Moto X owners are next in line for a taste of KitKat, with Android 4.4.2 now rolling out to handsets on Rogers and Fido in the country. In a blog post today, Motorola VP Punit Soni says the Canadian phones are the first Moto Xs to get the bump up to 4.4.2 — existing Moto X KitKat builds are based on Android 4.4, remember. Though we've also heard isolated reports of some Sprint Moto X devices getting that same update in recent days.

In related news the Moto G on Boost Mobile is also being updated to Android 4.4.2, according to Motorola. And later this week the Moto X is due to launch in the UK, also running Android 4.4.2 out of the box.

Source: Motorola; via: Android Central forums

 

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Canadian Moto Xs getting Android 4.4.2 update

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That's messed up, I'm still stuck on 4.4. on Verizon while the Arctic neighbors already has 4.4.2.?

Hurry up Motorola and Verizon.

What's messed up about it? Stop getting so bent out of shape over an update (a minor one, at that).

They deserve having their devices get updated just as much as or you.

And, it's not like your device just stopped magically working, because another region received a dot dot upgrade.

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Minor update?
Not for those of us who are affected by the Exchange bug.
Moto X on 4.4 with Exchange mail? Battery gone. No mail delivered.

The bug is fixed in 4.4.2. I've been waiting anxiously for that update ever since my X got updated to 4.4 and I couldn't get Exchange mail anymore.

Ok, that's a legit reason, I don't have a beef with that. My gripe is with people that cry and whine when they don't get an update, simply for the sake of being on the latest version.

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Apparently there is a new camera.apk as well. I know that app is in the play store, but a user on XDA posted a new version came with 4.2.2. Any improvements to the camera would be welcomed.

New cameras are ALWAYS welcome.

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I'm kinda pessimistic on their camera fix. In best case they can improve it a bit more which is still 2 light years from any flagship phone. I think that "clear pixel" idea is the main reason why it's so limited. I know nothing about that optical tech but looks like it's hardware (clear pixel). If not, they def have the most retarded team dealing with that issue.

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Maybe not assuming and going off on someone when you have no idea why they need the update will make you look like less of a spaz. I need exchange email for work, and this whole no email after a while makes this a useless phone unless you constantly remove and re-add your accounts. 4.4.2 will turn this now POS crap for work email phone a great device. So yes, that point upgrade is HUGE deal. HUGE.

I have a Moto X 4.4 stock and use Exchange for corporate email and receive hundreds of emails a day... what is this bug you speak of?

I agree 100%. I have the Exchange bug since upgrading to 4.4. Motorola should fix issues caused by 4.4 first before updating other devices.

Same for iOS on my iPhone 5 bugs plague me to death since September 2013 7.0.1 didn't help 7.0.2 didn't help 7.0.3 dident help and you get the picture my email sometimes works my phone restarts itself safe to say I'm switching to note 3 in a month or so

Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or iPhone 5

Can the Verizon Moto X use Google Wallet with the 4.4 update?

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(ZeroLemon 7000mah battery)

Are you sure? I thought, Verizon blocked Google Wallet in favor of ISIS?

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I'm sure. I use it. Host card emulation from 4.4 allows for this on NFC-enabled devices.

I have not gone back to Verizon to get an ISIS SIM.

Oh, ok. That's nice to know. Thanks!

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Yeah Verizon can't block it anymore especially since the tap and pay is now baked into the android os

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That's good.

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Not true the kit kat update for att note 3 removed that feature. Why because they have a deal with isis. So if att can do it so can other carriers.

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That's a leak, not a final. It's also the first I have heard of it

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This post approved by the NSA.... at least I hope so.

I use Google Wallet all the time on KK 4.4 :)I thought it was kinda funny that once updated to 4.4 Google wallet worked while it took vzw awhile to get ISIS updated so it would work on 4.4

the second(first Nexus 5) device to get KitKat was Verizon moto X.

thats messed up?? its just a minor update

How can try to push this through again? Disable Google services and clear cache? I believe it was something along those lines...

If u do that it doesn't nothing but wipe out your Google tokens. And that's not good.

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This is indeed messed. How about you update the GSM Unlocked / GSM Developer Edition versions first Moto? No carrier approval required for those versions. Why are they not the first updated?

It's not so much that it's the US version, it's that it's the unlocked no carrier version. In a perfect world ALL the unlocked versions, no matter the country, would get updated first and the carrier version would all follow shortly thereafter. You'd think Moto would be able to update their own handsets before getting the carrier customized versions (any of them) finished.

Here's what likely happened -

Motorola has an internal schedule to allocate their resources for Android OS updates. This team is probably not too large. This schedule dictates the update schedule for various models of the Moto X, Moto G, and the DROID MINI, DROID ULTRA, and DROID MAXX.

Google releases Android 4.4 KitKat. Engineers at Motorola take this and develop the upgrade path from 4.2/4.3.

The schedule has the Verizon XT1060 Moto X up first, followed closely by the AT&T, Sprint, and GSM unlocked variants.

Then Google releases Android 4.4.1/4.4.2. The Moto X/DROID 4.4 upgrades for certain devices are ready. Motorola decides not to re-do the work for the latest base Android version. Rather than delay other devices upgrade to KitKat, Motorola updates their base to 4.4.2 and continues on with their upgrade plans.

Getting devices to AT LEAST 4.4 is important for Motorola's Play Store strategy.

And, you're sure, you don't work for Motorola? =)

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If the Canadian versions were still on 4.2.2 before this, then this is probably what happened. But if the Canadian versions were on 4.4 as well, the what the crap.

I didn't say the US version deserves priority. I said the GSM Unlocked version, which works on multiple carriers in many countries, should get the update before carrier locked versions. It's not even about priority. It's about logic. It should just get the update more quickly because Motorola doesn't have to get the update approved by a carrier.

I care, lol.

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The Spam filter strikes again!!

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The Spam filter strikes again!!

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Because Canadian Moto X has been stuck on 4.2.2 and hasn't got Kit Kat yet. Why should you get 4.4 AND 4.4.2 before we even get any taste of Kit Kat for months? Don't be selfish.

People become greedy and spoiled. I'm actually glad Canadian moto x gets the update since they been on 4.2.2 <--- Eff that lol

Not being selfish. I didn't know the Canadian version was still on 4.2.2. Makes sense I guess. Still a little odd that they aren't at least pushing 4.4.2 for the non-carrier-customized unlocked version at the same time. They obviously finished preparing the 4.4.2 base, and then also had time to customize it and get it approved for Canadian carriers. The unlocked phones don't require any customization or extra approval, just the standard Moto X 4.4.2 base, sooo... where is it?

Actually now that I think about it, your comment is a little ridiculous. When the GSM Unlocked Moto X gets updated should not depend on when carrier locked Canadian phones get updated. We don't deserve to have updates held back for no reason just because some crappy carrier decides to take forever to approve their update. There shouldn't be a fair taking turns so everyone gets an equal amount of updates so to speak. Unlocked phones from HTC and Samsung often get 3 or 4 updates in the time their carrier locked versions get a single update. That's just how it's supposed to work.

I thought they did...

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This is true even the HTC One developer edition received KitKat within 20days of it being announced.

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What took them so long?! Lol!

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Update just came for me in Nova Scotia, Canada. Hope everyone gets theirs soon!

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Got my 4.4.2 update on Rogers Moto X today! (In Calgary)

Now to find a way to root it again, font size is too small.