T-Mobile Moto X gets 4.4 KitKat today!

Moto X KitKat

And, just like that, Android 4.4 for T-Mobile’s Moto X is here. Motorola announced on its blog two days ago that the Verizon version would be updated to KitKat, now the Tmo version has it too. Here’s what’s included:

T-Mobile Moto X Android 4.4. update changelog

  • Android™ 4.4, KitKat: Android 4.4, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
  • Phone dialer: Improved the phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search your corporate directory easily.
  • Camera – Focus and exposure: Enhanced the “touch to focus” option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo’s focus and exposure.
  • Gallery – Photo editing: Added new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments to color, exposure, contrast and more.
  • Hangouts -SMS/MMS support: Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app.
  • Touchless Control – “Find my phone”: Added a new “Find my phone” command to Touchless Control. Just say “OK, Google Now-find my phone” and your Moto X will ring loudly to let you know where it’s hiding when you’ve misplaced it nearby.
  • NFC – Host card emulation: Enhanced support for NFC Host Card Emulation (HCE), to improve experiences such as contactless payments, loyalty plans, transit passes, card access and more.
  • Accessory support: Added support for Square credit card reader

As always, let us know how you get on with the update.


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  • Eduardo Espinoza

    If only Tmobile actually sold this phone and made it available in payment plans. I know Motorola is now financing this phone but you have to purchase it at a higher price. :/

    • turb0wned

      How is it a higher price? Its $500 and $550.

      • Eduardo Espinoza

        Sorry let me correct that. The financing only applies to purchases of $549 (before taxes) and above which only gives you the 32gb option. So if 16gb is enough or more than enough for a user they still have to pay $499 (plus taxes) upfront.

        • steveb944

          I’m sure you can throw in a Chromecast and an accessory and be able to finance the purchase.

        • MusicCityChad

          I think they have 6, 12, and 18 month no-interest financing available with the 18 month requiring the minimum $549.

  • Rudy S

    I just installed KitKat on my Nexus 4… no issues here.

  • steveb944

    Wow. I’m shocked that a Moto has an OTA update before the Nexus 4 and 7. Haha.

    • Scott

      OTA updates for the Nexus 4 started yesterday as well I believe since I was able to install on mine.

    • $15454173

      Actually got my Nexus 7 KitKat OTA on Nov 21. By the way if you want Google Experience Launcher (GEL ) to work on the your N7 and make “Hello Google” work as good as it does on a Nexus 5 its easily done. Google it. Moto needed a head-start.

  • mueller2051

    Been hearing about the apple lawsuit on the news sense yesterday. How about some news on that. Heard apple wants to ban samsung from selling in america. How do we feel about that my opion apple can kiss my a××

    • kalel33

      That lawsuit has been going on for years and it’s ending with Samsung paying $880 million and there is no possibility of a ban. It won’t affect phones sold by T-mobile, which is why it’s not posted here.

    • turb0wned

      Who cares about Apple and Samsung. Both junk overhyped products. At least Apple isn’t bloated and built from the cheapest plastic on earth…

  • Andrew Beard

    I’d buy one of these in a heartbeat if it had WiFi calling.

    • priap1sm

      Ditto here. How is there a T-Mobile version but no wi-fi calling? I thought their whole reason for not including it was that it wasn’t a T-Mo device.

      • Andrew Beard

        It isn’t really a T-Mobile version. Its an unlocked version that has support for T-Mobile frequencies. Its as much a T-Mobile device as buying a Nexus 5 from Google Play.