Nexus 4 owners, we know that you aren’t the happiest bunch at the moment, thanks to what seems to have been a delay in your OTA update to Android 4.4 “Kit Kat.” In fact, the Moto X managed to beat you to the fun. Sorry about that. The good news is that the update is finally rolling out, and we have the direct link from Google for you below. (more…)
Verizon Moto X owners, your time as the exclusive Kit Kat group is now over with. Motorola has announced that the T-Mobile variant of their 2013 flagship is receiving Android 4.4 as well.
No other notes were given, only that the update is rolling out. We’ve got a link to the release notes below.
To check, head into Settings>About phone>System updates.
You know that trick in Google Chrome and Maps that allows you zoom seamlessly with one finger? That would be with a double tap, hold then drag? That same trick works in Gmail on devices running Kit Kat. My Nexus 5 is currently allowing me to perform the trick, as is my Moto X on Android 4.4. However, the same experience can’t be had on my Moto X running Android 4.2.2.
This evening, members of the Motorola Feedback Network who own the Moto X for AT&T began receiving invites to test out an upcoming software update. No exact details were given for the update, but since the Verizon variant just received Kit Kat (Android 4.4), I’d imagine that’s what this test is for. Motorola is certainly on top of the update game right, especially when it comes to the Moto X.
We were told that the soak for AT&T models should start around November 22 with the full rollout to all users by the first week of December.
Cheers R, R, and _!
HTC claimed back when Kit Kat was first announced that the update would make its way to One devices on U.S. carriers within 90 days. To clarify the timeline, they have reiterated that Android 4.4 should be running on all North American One devices by the end of January – right on the end of that 90 days. (more…)
This evening, Google announced that a new build of Android 4.4 was going to push out shortly as build KRT16S. It’s a bug fixer, nothing more. An OTA update should arrive before long, and may even be available already on the Nexus 7 (2013) as a 3.4MB file. The Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 (2012) should also all see this update. (more…)
We just got done installing Android 4.4 Kit Kat on our Verizon Moto X and realized after setting up Google Wallet that it wasn’t showing up in our Tap & pay section. We also weren’t seeing the option to be able to “tap and pay” in Google Wallet like we were sort of expecting once running 4.4. We mentioned in our quick overview that Google may need to push out an update to Google Wallet to get it to work with Kit Kat devices outside of the Nexus 5, since the N5 is running a newer version of Wallet than is currently available on Google Play. (more…)
I’m still sort of having a hard time believing that Motorola just pushed Android 4.4 to the Moto X on Verizon three weeks after Google announced it and before some Nexus devices even have it, but hey, no one is complaining over here. We’ve already updated our Verizon variant, so let’s do a quick run-through to show you some of the new goodies. (more…)