Sprint pushes Android 4.4.3 to Moto X starting today

Sprint is updating its Moto X smartphone from Motorola with the Android 4.4.3 KitKat operating system. The Sprint release follows the earlier release of Android 4.4.3 on the T-Mobile and developer unlocked editions of Motorola's flagship smartphone. According to Sprint, the update will be rolling out in waves, so don't fret if you don't see an update notification on your Moto X right away.

"Updates are released in stages," the carrier said, adding that a notification will be sent to the device when an update is available. "When checking for the update, you may receive a message that no update is available, check back later or wait until the update notification is sent to your device."

Here are some of the changes that are coming to the Moto X after you install the update:

  • Android™ 4.4.3, KitKat® - Android 4.4.3, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. This release includes several stability, framework and security fixes in addition to accuracy improvements to the power profile.
  • Camera - Improved image quality - Improved camera image quality including better consistency of exposure, more realistic flash coloring, improved photos in low light conditions using front camera.
  • Camera - Pause video recording - Added the ability to pause video recording with a convenient pause/resume button on the viewfinder.
  • Updated Phone dialer - Updated Phone dialer with a new graphical layout and colors to improve consistency and usability.

Source: Sprint


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Sprint updates Moto X to Android 4.4.3


Surprised Sprint is getting it faster than Verizon and AT&T. Usually Verizon gets it before Sprint because of the similar CDMA tech. I guess AT&T is slow to update their bloatwares.
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I wouldn't be surprised if Motorola just dropped 4.4.3 and pushed 4.4.4 to the carriers that haven't approved it yet.

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This is why you are bullshit, Sprint!! While every single other Moto X user has had 4.4.3 for a while now, you are just now updating. This is why you don't deserve T-Mobile....among over a billion other reasons, but this is in the top 5 reasons I left Sprint. I owned a damn Nexus S 4g and it was never updated on time. Even the final update was only 4.1.1 when Google had already pushed 4.1.2 to every other Nexus S variant. You can go screw yourself with your delayed, half-assed update schedule!!

And if you think any of the customers Tmo has gained in the last year will stick around with your sorry excuse for a carrier if the merger goes through you're delusional!!! I'd rather have Verizon or AT&T than hang around to watch you slowly dismantle the only good carrier out there, just to force your assenine little spinning fairy-dust icon down our throats

ummm..If you are going to spout stuff, please get it right.

Yes T mobile was first, but that was just this month. Sprint is doing it now. everyone else is still waiting.


In addition, Sprint did have 4.1.2 available for the Nexus S 4G.


I get that you do not like Sprint and that is all up to you. You are gone and that is fine. If the T-mobile buyout/merger doesnt go through with Sprint, there is a good chance that T Mobile will not exist all that long (+/- 5 years) by themselves. Worse yet they get bought by someone like DISH. Either way the T Mobile you want will be gone.

The two of them together will be able to compete and hopefully bring the best of both networks and network philosophies together.

Sprint JUST released 4.1.2 for Nexus S 4G last month, and only because it patched the heartbleed vulnerability, by default...4.1.2 just 'fixed it' in general, so by updating it was the easiest method to handle that. Until last month, it was only available for Nexus S GSM variant. So....it looks like you may be slightly hypocritical telling me to get my facts straight, don't you think?

Second, T-mobile is adding so many customers every single month, that if they keep going the way they are, making the changes to the entire industry that they are, they will definitely have enough financial gain to last far longer than 5 years. I think you're definitely underestimating their impact on the US mobile industry. For other companies to compete they have no choice but to come up with a similar promotion, and that means permanent change in how we all use our monthly service. A company that can rise up and gain as many customers as they have, and impact the market as much as they have, all in the last year is a force to be reckoned with....anyone who says they aren't is a damn fool!!

T-Mobile is adding customers but still cannot turn a profit. Do some simple research. Also you seriously are full of nothing but lies and misinformation.

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They can not afford to aquire customers at the price they are paying for them.

All the little tricks and gimmicks are to make things look better for the buyout. It is a common practice and it worked fine. I am sure it was worth an extra billion or so.

Offer is made and signed. Due diligence was done with government agencies and they know what concessions they will have to make.

It's done barring something unforseen...

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Where are the lower prices from AT&T and Verizon? They are not threatened. T-Mobile is to small to compete and have a impact to give competition to the big boys. When the merger happens maybe things will change.

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It's only been couple of weeks. Sprint is the first to get it for locked phones. It's not like they are six months behind. You must work for T-Mobile.

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The bad part is that the Sprint Moto X doesn't automatically download the update. You have to do a hard reset of the phone before it'll accept an update to 4.4.3.