The Android 4.4.2 update for the T-Mobile variant of the Moto X has passed its testing phase and is now ready to rollout to the masses. Motorola posted the update and its changelog this afternoon, a sign that things are official. The update, as you would expect from 4.4 to 4.4.2, is minor and only includes support for cloud printing, improved battery life, and an email sync fix.
The build is the same as the soak test: 161.44.25.
To check for the update, head into Settings>About phone>System updates. (more…)
This morning, HTC announced that it had received approval from Verizon to start pushing the Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” update to the carrier’s variant of the One. Here we are hours later and Big Red has published the support documents that detail all of the changes users will see once upgraded, meaning we are closer than ever to seeing it arrive. Typically when these documents go out, the update is imminent. (more…)
The Moto G from Verizon is receiving its update to Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” as you read this. The update actually started rolling out yesterday, but Verizon just now published the support documents to show all that is involved. There aren’t any surprises, however, the update is pretty significant.
Once updated, you’ll find all sorts of goodies that were introduced by Google with Kit Kat. For example, full-screen “Immersive” mode is there, as is Hangouts as the default SMS app. You’ll also find a new dialer application, better photo editor, and cloud printing built into the OS.
To see all that Kit Kat has to offer, be sure to check out our recap of Android 4.4. (more…)
At the end of last week, we saw soak test invites of a new software update go out for the T-Mobile variant of the Moto X. It would make sense that the T-Mo version would see updates quickly, since it’s not exactly attached to the carrier and essentially sold as an unlocked device. But that news made us wonder which carrier variant would then be next in line? Would it be Verizon? Maybe AT&T this time around? Actually, it looks like it will be US Cellular. (more…)
Even though the Kit Kat (Android 4.4) update for the HTC One reached the “certification” stage a couple of weeks back, followed by a confirmation last week from HTC USA president Jason Mackenzie that the update was still about a week out, HTC went ahead and surprised us on Saturday morning with an announcement that the Sprint variant was receiving a build already. The other carrier variants are more than likely still a week or two away, but Sprint was able to give approval somewhat early.
If you own the Sprint One, you can pull the update by heading into Settings-> About -> Software updates. If you miss this message, your phone will receive the update by over-the-air push on February 11.
Any bets on which variant is next?
According to a statement posted by Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC Americas, the carrier-tied U.S. HTC One variants will not see their Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” updates within the 90 day deadline HTC was hoping to meet. The update is in the hands of carriers at the moment, which we first reported landed in the “certification” stage last week. As you can imagine when multiple players are involved, things don’t always go as planned.
Mackenzie talked about being transparent with updates, pushing them out even faster in the future after having learned through this process, and hoping the Seahawks take down the Broncos. Oh, that’s not related?
In the end, we’re looking at the update being delivered in “one to two weeks” assuming nothing else happens to slow the process. (more…)
According to Motorola’s Punit Soni, the Moto X in Canada will be the first to officially receive Android 4.4.2. In a blog post published this morning and after talking about Motorola’s new Gallery app, Soni mentioned that the update should start rolling out this week to the Moto X on both Rogers and Fido. (more…)
The Moto X received Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” in what can only be referred to as record time back in November. That record was short lived, however, as its little brother (Moto G) topped it by seeing Android 4.4.2 from Motorola only weeks later. That new Moto G record has had Moto X owners wondering for weeks when they would see similar love.
Last week, a single, lucky user received Android 4.4.2 on his Verizon Moto X, but no other reports outside of that showed that the update was anywhere near rolling out to the masses or even in a smaller soak test-like capacity. And then this weekend, another lucky Moto X owner – this time on Sprint – received a similar update to 4.4.2. The update bumped his phone to build 161.44.22, which is certainly newer than the 4.4 update build of 143.44.8. The Verizon build from last week was 161.55.25. (more…)