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AT&T Moto X finally gets Android 4.4.2 update

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AT&T Moto X finally gets Android 4.4.2 update
Given how quickly Motorola was able to push out the Android 4.4 updates to the various carriers, it has been an oddly long journey in getting the 4.4.2 update around to the different Moto X models. But, the update push is finally over for the Moto X, because Motorola has begun pushing out the 4.4.2 update to the AT&T Moto X.

The incremental update brings the same changes that we've seen for the other carrier branded Moto X models, which is to say it adds support for Google Cloud Print to various apps; it improves battery life for a small set of users who had issues following the 4.4 update; and, it fixes an issue with Exchange email syncing. But, AT&T users are also getting another change that other models didn't. The AT&T Moto X is also getting a fix to help with international data connectivity issues when roaming. 

The update has begun its rollout, so AT&T Moto X users should be seeing it hit their devices soon enough. Now, Motorola is likely going to turn its attention to bringing the 4.4.2 update to the new DROID lineup. 

source: Motorola

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posted on 19 Mar 2014, 13:02 1

1. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1157; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


With past updates for the Moto X, it has usually been taking around 1-1.5 weeks for each carrier. With the 4.4 update, it went to Verizon first, then each carrier after, followed by the Droid series. This time with 4.4.2, I believe Verizon was third or fourth. The only reason it seems like it has taken so long is that AT&T was last to get the update. The thing to take away from this is, with the 2013 phones, it's taken weeks to a month to get an update, rather than months or quarters. Considering how quickly these updates have been pushed out, I wouldn't say finally is the right word, seeing as updates for non Nexus devices are coming out light years faster than previous years.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 16:04

2. JGuinan007 (Posts: 618; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I would say finally since at&t is taking its sweet time putting updates. I have a note 3 and t mobile, bell and some other carriers got the update to 4.4 weeks ago. Samsung shows they sent the update to at&t back in Jan and shows the att note 3 as running 4.4 yet the update has not come out. Makes you think about switching to another carrier that cares about keeping software up to date.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 18:13

3. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1157; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


The difference is that AT&T and T-Mobile always used to be first with updates, mainly due to their use of GSM, which is what the majority of the world uses. By updating the GSM phones first, they took care of the lion share of the phones out there. Up until recently with the Moto X and Droid series, these were only US phones, and the share between GSM and CDMA is a tossup. The #1 & 3 carriers run CDMA, and the #2 & 4 carriers run GSM. What Motorola had been doing was alternating the order of who got the updates first. With the 4.4 update I think the order went Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. With 4.4.2 it went T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T. By doing this it's not showing favoritism to any carrier, and makes it luck of the draw for update order. But either way, it's many times better than it's been in previous years as far as total time to update all their phones.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 18:32

4. papss (unregistered)


Att is giving this phone away free on contract says an email I just got.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 19:15

5. md227a (Posts: 121; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Just waiting for my ota on my moto x

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