Moto X

And finally, Sprint's Moto X has begun getting its update to Android 4.4 KitKat, according to our inbox and folks in our Moto X forums. That makes all four major carriers (and US Cellular) to have updated the Moto X to the latest version of the Android operating system, within about six weeks of the code being made available.

The times, they are a-changin'.

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JoeShmoe says:

I just checked, I'm not from the lucky ones I guess :'(

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Im not lucky as well

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Saneless says:

Me neither. But good to see it's officially going out.

gabbott says:

Mine updated about 30 minutes ago

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Does the update include the new launcher, or is it the same launcher as before?

ajpri says:

Same, only nexus 5 has the Google Now Launcher.

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brendilon says:

Unless you download it from somewhere.

android_app says:

Xmas came in early. Still waiting for the update to show up on my phone.

BCWARE says:

That's great timing! just bought my son a X last night literally!

phippsy84 says:

Got mine. No real big difference.

DWR_31 says:

There is a real difference. No more worrying about bricking the secure - element for Google Wallet transactions if you root your device. Now with (H)ost (C)ard (E)mulation, Sprint and T-Mobile aren't the only carriers Google Wallet can be used on. Then there is the new (A)ndroid (R)un (T)ime, helping to make even crappy low end devices run smoother. And don't forget that more Core Apps are being moved to the PlayStore to make the upgrade process less OEM dependent.

And let's not forget that this is Stock Android with Motorola Features and not a Skinned OEM Version of Android with bloat and bloated features.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3...!!!

phippsy84 says:

There is no real difference in how things are going to run on their phones. People very much were wondering about getting the Nexus launcher and all ect. For most people nothing about how they use the phone will change.

fillossofer says:

Me thinks my next phone will be a Motorola. I love my Note 2, but gotta have the latest OS, and that ain't gonna happen with Samsung and Verizon.

Is it android 4.4.1 or its 4.4?

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Jamaar White says:

Just 4.4

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NoNexus says:

Not just

4.4.1-2 were mostly N5 fixes and do not really pertain to most handsets and should be skipped

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ne0ne says:

Yeah they pushed 4.4.2 to all of the nexus lineup

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NoNexus says:

Yeah I know, but didn't think before I typed..

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MERCDROID says:

Welcome to the club =)

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NoNexus says:

Lol...

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My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

Ry says:

Good job Moto. Keep it up.

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MERCDROID says:

This.

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cerebasan says:

Ok so can u get this on wifi or just 3/4G? Also does checking for a software update do anything? I keep checking mine but it says mine is up to date....does that mean I just have to wait until it's pushed to me?
Thanks, first update here....!

Not sure if you already got your answer or not, but sure, you can do this over WiFi and is usually the preferred way to download the update. And as far as the "Check For Updates" button, it does something but not much. What I mean is, Google's updates rollout to ever larger groups over about two weeks. The phones that get the updates are completely random, and groups are added I think once a day or so. If your device had been added to the next group to receive the update, but had not yet checked for the update on it's own, the button would show you the update. Though most of the time pressing the button won't do much unless your device is ready on Google's end to receive the update.

Does this mean Republic Wireless gets the update?

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Republic has a custom ROM separate from Sprint due to the hybrid calling they integrate into the software. Sprint is just the network they use.

Oh. So will Republic ever see Kit Kat?

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MacCB says:

RW, has been saying that their phones should receive the update in January.

Thanks a bunch!

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maverick7526 says:

That's not bad but your still behind 2 versions. 4.4.2 is the newest stuff on the block

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A895 says:

That's for the Nexus 5s problems not the moto X. My best guess is that he next KitKat update (major one going to all devices) will be like 4.4.4. which will have some more optimizations.

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maverick7526 says:

Lol it feels like nightlies on my N5. Either 4.4.3 or 4.4.4 is probably going to be the next major upgrade. How are the touch less controls on the X?

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cerebasan says:

4.4.2 isnt needed for the Moto X. It was for Nexus devices.

bleached says:

It makes some changes that are not Nexus dependent.

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NoNexus says:

Not really.

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My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

TeknoBug says:

OK Rogers, your move now.... I'm waiting.

MERCDROID says:

If you tap your foot, maybe Rogers will hear you, lol.

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SabreGuy2121 says:

We are going to get it eventually, right?

GreyFoxSolid says:

For those of you wondering, 4.4.1 and 4.4.2 were to address issues specific to the Nexus 5.

coop486 says:

4.4.1 and 4.4.2 also addressed issues with the Nexus 4, 7, and 10.

Pollster says:

Yeah, the issue that Nexus owners were no longer the only people on the planet with the current version
Massive Eye Roll.
People who buy the Moto X don't obsess over whether they have every subpoint release. They just want a great phone that works. Seriously. Go in the Moto X forum. There are zero posts wondering about when we'll get 4.4.1 or 4.4.2
The fact that it's on 4.4 at all this early is nothing short of amazing compared to other phone makers.

KWKSLVR says:

The Moto X is awesome and so is Android. Worth the new API's, Android version number is becoming irrelevant. Not to mention that a higher numbered version intended to fix issues that are device - specific isn't something anyone without one of those devices should want in the first place.

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Saneless says:

Version number is definitely not that big a deal anymore. I had to drop back to an old phone running 4.0 last month and aside from Google Now, I dind't notice much difference from 4.1, 4.2, or 4.3 (and between those 3, little to no difference). 4.4 on my Nexus is hardly distinguishable from 4.1-3.

Don't get me wrong - that speaks of Android's maturity, and that's a good thing.

MERCDROID says:

THIS!!

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NoNexus says:

Totally agree, but you left out 'butter' going from 4.0 to any jellybean version

It was a kinda big thing IMHO

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My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, can't forget about Project Butter. That breathed new life into my GNex, when it received the update.

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NoNexus says:

There is one of my typical Nexus comments in there but I am trying to let the past in the past..

Lol

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My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

MERCDROID says:

Good man, lol.

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cerebasan says:

First day. No update. Boo.

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cerebasan says:

First day. No update. Boo.

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Notice that it's 4g? Not 4g LTE............the picture surely reflects sprints network alright!!!!

NoNexus says:

What because he is in a Wimax area? Your right, it is a Sprint phone!

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My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

2 days and nothing...smh

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01011000 says:

Classic Sprint... Now how long was that? Nearly a month after the other carriers received KitKat same day? And judging by how Sprint rolls out updates in my area (considering how long it took my last phone, the Optimus G, to get it's latest and likely last update), it'll probably be another couple weeks before I receive 4.4 if not longer.

Hey how long does it take for sprint to update our phones.. Last time to too long for my photon q... And now its a repeat of the same thing... Smh.... Whatever

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I'm not getting mine either.

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motang says:

Still waiting for the update to be pushed out to mine.