Android KitKat now available for Moto X users on Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and AT&T

After Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile customers, Moto X owners on AT&T get the Android KitKat update for their handsets.

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.


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Codrut Nistor, 2013-11-25 (Update: 2013-11-26)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.