Motorola to update Moto X to Android 4.4 KitKat in "a matter of weeks"

Motorola to update Moto X to Android 4.4 KitKat in
The Motorola Moto X with Moto Maker has just launched on all major US carriers, and Motorola claims an upsurge in sales is already happening, but if you are looking for one more reason to get the compact yet large-screened Moto X, how about a promise that it will get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat “in a matter of weeks.” Not just that - the newly announced Moto G, launching with Android 4.3 - will get 4.4 KitKat by the end of January.

Motorola’s own chief executive Dennis Woodside broke the news at the Moto G unveiling today. It’s exciting news - if Motorola sticks to schedule it might just be the first manufacturer (except for Google with its own Nexus series) to bring Android 4.4 to its flagship.

If you are wondering when other phone makers will update their devices to 4.4 KitKat, feel free to check out what we know so far. We've heard about HTC's and Sony's plans, but are yet to hear from Samsung. So as per now, it seems that Motorola is really ahead of everyone.

source: Motorola

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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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11 Comments

1. Gulenkov

Posts: 50; Member since: May 15, 2013

Not Dennis Woodman, but Dennis Woodside

3. Victor.H

Posts: 1045; Member since: May 27, 2011

Absolutely, corrected now, thanks!

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm getting my Moto X by the end of the week. Motorola has really owned lately.

4. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I'm going to order one for my fiance here soon for Christmas now that the Moto Maker is available for Verizon Customers. :) The fact that they are rolling out Kit Kat this fast for them is a breath of fresh air. I wonder how long it will be until the Verizon Droids will follow up with this update?

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

If it follows the update timeframe of the camera update, I expect the Droids about a month later.

7. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I didn't think about that, but it does make perfect sense. Thanks

6. AppleHateBoy unregistered

The SoC consists of four Cortex A7s clocked at 1.2 GHz and an Adreno 305 GPU. This SoC appears to be much better than the Mediatek junk.

9. YuLeven

Posts: 50; Member since: May 14, 2013

Wait, what? I think you're a bit confused, sir. This is a Moto X article. It's the Moto G that uses the Snapdragon 400 SoC (Four Cortex A7 + Adreno 305)

8. greenmunky

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I just wish they would release the wooden back options already... I know that as soon as I settle on a different color scheme they'll be announced and I'll have buyer's remorse... but I don't want to wait on something that's not going to come in a timely manner either. Decisions decisions decisions....

10. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

That and the Color Orange. Still wondering as to why that color was completely omitted from their plethora of colors

11. greenmunky

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I'd also like to see a metallic green accent color, if the wooden backs are too far off that is.

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