Unlocked Moto X starting to get Android 4.4.2 update
0. phoneArena 10 Feb 2014, 20:08 posted on
The soak test is apparently over for users with the unlocked (aka T-Mobile) model of the Motorola Moto X. Users are starting to see the Android 4.4.2 update rolling out to the device; and, the update does bring a some new functionality as well as a couple bug fixes that were not part of the change log for Android 4.4.2 when we saw it hit the Nexus devices...
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1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Motorola kicking a$$ with its updates.
2. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)
3. Paximos (Posts: 158; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
Why do you keep saying T-Mobile version???..I have a Developer Edition and just received an update.
7. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3641; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Is your DE a GSM or CDMA version? If it's the GSM it's basically the same thing. As I recall, the updates for the DE come directly from Motorola, instead of thru the carriers, but I'm not 100% sure on that. Just seems like I remember reading that somewhere.
I would've gone with the DE but I didn't care for the white back, easier to look dirty and more slippery than the woven black with soft touch grip.
9. Paximos (Posts: 158; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
It is DE, GSM version and running on AT&T. Actually the white back looks real nice.
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Lol I like how this rolled out after I shipped my Moto X back to Motorola today. Still surprised an unlocked device took to long to receive a 4.4.2 update considering Verizon got dibs on it awhile ago.
6. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3641; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I think they only got first shot at the original 4.4 update. This time around the unlocked version gets it first. It looks like their plan is to give each version of the phone a first crack at updates. First update was Verizon, next is unlocked/T-Mobile, the next one will probably be a different carrier.
I actually like this since it seems like the old plan was one carrier always got updates first, then down the line, with Verizon always being last. This way it's a surprise, and less favoritism.
The 4.4 going to Verizon first could also be indicative of Verizon relaxing it's stringent (some would call overkill) testing policies.
8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3704; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
VZWuser76's right about that, Smurf. This is the first version to get 4.4.2. The rest are sitting on 4.4 right now.
5. Scott93274 (Posts: 3723; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
I took my sweet time deciding to buy a Moto X but I'm glad I did. I just hope they keep doing what they're doing and I will continue to stick with Motorola even if they're no longer a Google company. Keep up the good work!