Early Android 4.4 update for T-Mobile Moto X leaks

Early Android 4.4 update for T-Mobile Moto X leaks
Given the relatively minor changes to Android that are seen on the Motorola Moto X (at least compared to the competition), the general thinking has been that Motorola should be pretty quick with Android system updates. Motorola has confirmed that its new device will get the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade, but hasn't mentioned when that will happen.

Well, the Android 4.4 upgrade for the T-Mobile Moto X has leaked out, but it is a very early build. Still, it shows that Motorola is working hard to follow through on promises to push updates quickly. The firmware popped up on XDA and has even been compiled into a flashable ROM (though we wouldn't suggest doing that just yet.) 

The firmware has some of the KitKat improvements that you would expect, like the new version of Hangouts, and the new Google Search app. Oddly, it didn't include the Tap & Pay settings menu item. It also doesn't include the Google Experience launcher, but word has it that Google is keeping that as a Nexus 5 exclusive for now. There are also more camera improvements, which should be good news for Moto X users. 

source: XDA via Droid Life

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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)



1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Woa that's quite fast!

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Like a week after it was announced fast... I'm liking the new Moto!

2. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Why is the battery icon blue? I thought it was supposed to be white. FAKE.

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Not necessary fake, remember that Moto X doesn't use pure Android.

6. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Motorolas have always had blue battery meters since the DROID RAZR hit ICS. My Ultra has it now as does the Moto X...

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well damn... blew my best expectations out of the water. realize we're seeing this before any of the official Nexus builds.

7. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Awesome device with the right sizes.

8. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

wow good job Motorola. I guess the official 4.4 is coming soon.

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