Android KitKat now available for Moto X users on Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and AT&T
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Last week, the first wireless carrier to get the Android KitKat update for the Moto X was Verizon, followed by T-Mobile on Thursday and finally joined by AT&T on Friday. Just as expected, this firmware update packs Android 4.4 KitKat and some minor changes specific to Moto X, for example enhanced touchless control and an improved touch-to-focus camera mode.
These are the highlights of Android KitKat for AT&T's Moto X users, as described by the official release notes:
- Phone dialer - added "the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts"
- Camera - added a new circular screen control that allows touch dragging-powered adjustment of focus and exposure
- Gallery - new photo editing options have been added, including advanced cropping, various adjustments and new filters
- Hangouts - the new version comes with integrated SMS/MMS support
More than the above, Android 4.4 KitKat for Moto X comes with a new fullscreen mode, restyled navigation and status bars, as well as enhancements to Motorola exclusive features such as Touchless Control (the update provides a "Find my phone" command that is very useful to those who misplace their handsets on a regular basis).
Obviously this is a free update that will soon hit Sprint and U.S. Cellular as well. Unfortunately, currently there is no information on these two upcoming events.