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    Default Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    Hey all! I received my moto x yesterday and it is still on 4.2.2. Everything is running well on it, battery life is alright so far. My questions are to the people that updated to Kit Kat:
    Do you notice a performance difference?
    Difference in battery life?
    Anything that does better? Worse?
    Is it worth updating to?

    I heard of many complaints pertaining to bugs and glitches that have been attributed to the update, so I'm just wondering if its worth it

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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    My battery life got a lot worse after updating.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by nyry View Post
    Is it worth updating to?
    Well, some features in some apps won't work without KitKat, like for example the latest Touchless Control update, so it's really up to you if you want them or not...
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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    The update breakes Google Now's hotword detection (since Touchless Control has the mic flagged as in use). That is the biggest issue I have the 4.4. Other than that, I totally think 4.4 is worth it.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    Battery is the same for me.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    Battery is the same for me. I think the transparent nav and notification bars are beauty. The only thing I don't like is how 4.4 has video playback issues.Double twist still hasn't recovered.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    I updated right away so I don't know about the difference. I will say that my battery life is great and everything works perfectly. No issues after a week anyway.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    Same if not better battery life. Love everything about the update. :-)

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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    I love how the phone almost looks AOSPish, regardless of the carrier.
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    I'm getting better battery performance.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Pacheco View Post
    I love how the phone almost looks AOSPish, regardless of the carrier.
    It might as well be. Just a few tweaks for their awesome features

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    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

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    I dont care for the wifi indicator being white. I liked that before it was white and then turned blue when you had connection. They could still do this, just make it a darker gray and then when locked it's white. I just know that I've tried to do a search after I thought I connected and it was not connected yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Capodice View Post
    I dont care for the wifi indicator being white. I liked that before it was white and then turned blue when you had connection. They could still do this, just make it a darker gray and then when locked it's white. I just know that I've tried to do a search after I thought I connected and it was not connected yet.
    It was actually done to save battery/ CPU cycles.

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    I can't compare battery life since I updated as soon as I got the phone. I can tell you that on my first full day with it, I was at 14 1/2 hours, 4 hours 31 minutes of screen time and still at 23%. That is the best battery that I have EVER had on ANY smartphone that I've owned.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Capodice View Post
    I dont care for the wifi indicator being white. I liked that before it was white and then turned blue when you had connection. They could still do this, just make it a darker gray and then when locked it's white. I just know that I've tried to do a search after I thought I connected and it was not connected yet.
    When you go into the quick toggles (two fingers down from the notification bar) it will show the Wifi symbol as orange if it is connected but no internet while it will show white when connected and internet available.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    I was in a weekend conference last week and I had used my phone quite a bit. 9 hours off charge and 5.5 hours on screen time. Wi-Fi on but Bluetooth off. The screen was dim and 15 second turnoff. I only used 55% of the batter.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by imurrx View Post
    I was in a weekend conference last week and I had used my phone quite a bit. 9 hours off charge and 5.5 hours on screen time. Wi-Fi on but Bluetooth off. The screen was dim and 15 second turnoff. I only used 55% of the batter.

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    O_o unless you have screenshots, I can't believe that. You'd get almost 10 hours if it used all of the battery, no phone can get that without an extended battery, let alone a Moto X

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    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by mawells787 View Post
    It was actually done to save battery/ CPU cycles.

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    I must have missed that story or didn't have a kitkat device at the time so I didn't care... Lol thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by imurrx View Post
    I was in a weekend conference last week and I had used my phone quite a bit. 9 hours off charge and 5.5 hours on screen time. Wi-Fi on but Bluetooth off. The screen was dim and 15 second turnoff. I only used 55% of the batter.

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    I'm lucky if I get 12 hours of moderate usage. Mostly on WiFi, dim screen, and nowhere near 5.5 hours of screen time. I wish I would've gotten screenshots of my battery today.
    Last edited by jaleesag88; 12-15-2013 at 09:17 PM.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    I'm not upgrading for a while I'm very happy with the phone on 4.2.2. everything works perfect I love the blue status icons and everything else with the phone

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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    Next time I am in a conference and tweak the settings, I will, but you'll have to wait until next year (or when I fly to Aruba in 2 months).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Champion1229 View Post
    When you go into the quick toggles (two fingers down from the notification bar) it will show the Wifi symbol as orange if it is connected but no internet while it will show white when connected and internet available.
    I guess that's better then nothing, but to me, it's a real PITA to do that over just glancing at the top of the phone to see what the situation is. I can understand why they did it, but it still doesn't make it any less disappointing. I may hold off on updating for awhile cause I know this is really going to bother me.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    My battery life about the same .
    As far as performance goes its seems about the same,even tho they optimized Kit Kat .It runs great on my MX.
    I dont mind the white icons or the way it shows connection.
    I dont check it with the 2 fingers pulldown btw.
    I can see when the icons are white or grey. For example when WiFi's connect shows that icon white and 4G icon grey(on vzw's model)
    I like the fact that I can use Google Wallet without vzw being able to block anymore. I think this is the first time I used Wallet on a non rooted phone.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    The only thing that really bothers me about it is I find myself out of habit just glancing at the white symbols and thinking, "Oh crap, what's wrong with my internet" and just about the time I start to go into the settings I remember its supposed to be like that.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on 4.4 Kit Kat on the Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by Champion1229 View Post
    The only thing that really bothers me about it is I find myself out of habit just glancing at the white symbols and thinking, "Oh crap, what's wrong with my internet" and just about the time I start to go into the settings I remember its supposed to be like that.
    I've gotten pretty used to it.
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