Android 4.4 KitKat update for AT&T’s Moto X is now available

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 23 Nov 2013

Moto X KitKat

After rolling out the KitKat update for the Verizon and T-Mobile variant of the Moto X, the company has started rolling out the update for the AT&T variant of the device.

Some of the major changes that the update includes are as follows -:

  • An improved phone dialer. Now you can search for contacts directly from the dial-pad and easily see and tap on those you contact frequently.

  • More gallery goodies. KitKat packs in some cool, new gallery effects—such as Posterize, Highlights, and Edges. You can even use the Draw feature to annotate your photos freehand with your finger.

  • New Hangouts app. All of your conversations now in one place—texts, video calls, and other chats all together in one app. Plus, you can now send animated gifs and share your location.

  • Color Emoji. For when words aren’t enough, the Google Keyboard now includes colorful characters to send in text messages and other communications.

  • Drag to focus and expose. An updated camera app lets you control both the focus and exposure of your photos. Simply drag your finger to set just the right exposure and focus point.

  • And more… Restyled status and navigation bars, new full-screen mode, and enhancements to Motorola features like Touchless Control.

Inside a week, Motorola has managed to update three of the carrier variants of the Moto X to KitKat, while other OEMs are still providing an estimated time frame as to when the update will land. The company also managed to update the Moto X before the Google Play edition S4 and HTC One got the update.

This is the first time since Android went mainstream that an OEM has managed to update its handset to the latest version of Android so quickly.