Android 4.3 spotted for Motorola Moto X; leaked version of firmware is far from final

Android 4.3 spotted for Motorola Moto X; leaked version of firmware is far from final
An incomplete version of Android 4.3 has been leaked for the Motorola Moto X. While it has been posted on XDA Developers Forum, this version of the firmware should not be loaded on your Moto X unless you really, really know what you're doing. Unlocking the bootloader on the phone, even with help from Motorola, can lead to the voiding of your warranty and the bricking of your Moto X.

As the first Motorola release that Google had a lot of influence over, it is expected that the Motorola Moto X will be closer to the top of the list of released Android models receiving an update to Android 4.3. According to those who have installed the new firmware on their Moto X, the update brings improvements to the camera. Other new features of the update are far from final and are full of bugs.

The Motorola Moto X launched on August 23rd with Android 4.2.2 installed.

source: XDA via IntoMobile

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)

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15 Comments

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Just Skip 4.3 and jump straight to 4.4, Moto..

2. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

I know right? I have a Droid Ultra and I was thinking the exact same thing. Pretty crappy how poorly Google has supported Motorola after the acquisition. +1 LetsBeHonest

4. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Why'd you buy the ultra instead of the X?

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Design?

9. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

BC it has a bigger screen and it come's in my favorite color Red

10. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Gotcha. I was just curious.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm sure Moto will dish out 4.4 pretty quickly like they did with 4.3 so bring it on.

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

6. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

You have confused this article with something else. I, too, got fooled. This article mentions 4.3 not 4.4. Surprising that phonearena still doesn't have an article on that.

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Whoooops ! Thnx for pointing that out :)

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Most excellent. I'm sure they'll have the update completed in short order. The last time an update was leaked for a Motorola phone (2.3 for the Droid X) the final version came out a month or two later. Also good to hear they are working on improving the camera.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is Verizon we're talking about no? I just hope Moto X users get updates in a passable timeframe, considering it's literally 95% stock. Btw, definitely a avid supporter of the Moto X as of 09/21/2013. Screen is beautiful and the notifications...!

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh, did you get it? I agree on both counts, and the performance has been completely snappy too! Also loving the battery life. 46 percent after 10 and a half hours is nothing to complain about on my Droid Mini considering my rooted Atrix would be scraping bottom right about now.

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I can't wait to get the 4.3 update for my Droid Mini, considering the only thing really separating the new Droid series and the Moto X in terms of software are a few icons and widgets, we shouldn't have to wait long. Also, the new OTA update for the Moto X at T-Mobile (not to 4.3) MAJORLY improves the camera; http://www.anandtech.com/show/7353/moto-x-update-dramatically-improves-camera-quality The new Droids should see this improvement soon, maybe incorporated into the 4.3 update. It's nice to see Motorola is proving it can have a nice camera on their newer devices.

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I've just been reading that article. A certain anti-Motorola troll is likely seething that the company he hates has put out a major software update less than a month after launch. I personally can't wait until that new update comes to the Droid Mini. I almost don't want to use the camera until then.

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