11-19-2013 10:27 PM
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  1. Ry's Avatar
    https://plus.google.com/111499908439...ts/LAKKMnEE6CQ

    Punit Soni 1:36 PM
    We are moving directly to 4.4. I dont like to discuss timing. It just puts a lot of stress on the team, and there is always a chance we find something which delays us a bit.
    Rest assured, we are on it. You have seen the speed with which we are moving as a Google company, that shall continue.
    https://motorola-global-portal.custh...news/g_id/1949

    MOTO X

    This device will be upgraded to KitKat (Android 4.4)
    10-31-2013 04:03 PM
  2. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    Fvck yes

    Sent from my XT1060
    10-31-2013 04:21 PM
  3. still1's Avatar
    amazing.... this is good.
    10-31-2013 04:26 PM
  4. shaytoon21's Avatar
    I f@&ing knew it. I called it in an older thread and some ****** troll jumped on me saying it'll never happen. That guy can gtfo

    Posted via Android Central App
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    10-31-2013 04:45 PM
  5. PlayDLine's Avatar
    10-31-2013 04:54 PM
  6. Ry's Avatar
    I f@&ing knew it. I called it in an older thread and some ****** troll jumped on me saying it'll never happen. That guy can gtfo

    Posted via Android Central App
    Even still - this is the first official word.
    10-31-2013 04:57 PM
  7. NoYankees44's Avatar
    While interesting that it is skipping 4.3, I don't think anyone really thought that the moto x would not get 4.4. With no promises on time frame, anything is possible. Judging from past experience, don't expect anything soon. 3 to 6 months is a realistic time table for unlocked devices. Carriers longer.
    10-31-2013 05:01 PM
  8. clankfu's Avatar
    While interesting that it is skipping 4.3, I don't think anyone really thought that the moto x would not get 4.4. With no promises on time frame, anything is possible. Judging from past experience, don't expect anything soon. 3 to 6 months is a realistic time table for unlocked devices. Carriers longer.
    I'm willing to bet money that it's sooner than 3 months.
    radgatt likes this.
    10-31-2013 05:16 PM
  9. MikeG7265's Avatar
    I f@&ing knew it. I called it in an older thread and some ****** troll jumped on me saying it'll never happen. That guy can gtfo

    Posted via Android Central App
    This made me LOL!!!


    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    10-31-2013 05:33 PM
  10. NoYankees44's Avatar
    I'm willing to bet money that it's sooner than 3 months.
    We will see. All experience with android updates for phones is working against them...

    If they are too timely, it will prove all the statements that moto does not have early access to updates to be false.
    shanghai likes this.
    10-31-2013 05:57 PM
  11. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    We will see. All experience with android updates for phones is working against them...

    If they are too timely, it will prove all the statements that moto does not have early access to updates to be false.
    HTC one announced 90 days for USA versions.. Will have to see. I hope its sooner than 90 days.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-31-2013 06:01 PM
  12. clankfu's Avatar
    We will see. All experience with android updates for phones is working against them...

    If they are too timely, it will prove all the statements that moto does not have early access to updates to be false.
    I think this instance is a little different though since the Moto X is close to stock Android. It shouldn't be as intensive as updating TouchWiz or Sense for example.
    10-31-2013 06:04 PM
  13. clankfu's Avatar
    HTC one announced 90 days for USA versions.. Will have to see. I hope its sooner than 90 days.

    Posted via Android Central App
    The Google Play edition is supposedly getting it within 15 days and the developer edition within 30 days.
    Holyoblation likes this.
    10-31-2013 06:06 PM
  14. davidnc's Avatar
    Im actually surprised that they skipping over 4.3 but kinda glad they are.
    The 4.4 will be a bigger update from what I read

    sent from Moto X
    10-31-2013 06:24 PM
  15. Ry's Avatar
    Looking at the list of features for the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat, I'm only seeing one that I may be interested in.

    The future is calling (new phone app) - The new phone app automatically prioritizes your contacts based on the people you talk to the most. You can also search for nearby places and businesses, your contacts, or people in your Google Apps domain.
    I don't use my phone as a phone enough for this.


    A smarter caller ID (caller ID by Google) - Whenever you get a call from a phone number not in your contacts, your phone will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google Maps.
    Might be handy, but I rarely get calls like this.


    Print on the go - Now you can print photos, documents, and web pages from your phone or tablet. You can print to any printer connected to Google Cloud Print, to HP ePrint printers, and to other printers that have apps on Google Play.
    This would probably let me print more file types. Even still, I'm more likely to do that kind of work on a tablet or laptop.


    Pick a file, any file - From apps like Quickoffice, you can open and save files on Google Drive, other cloud storage services, or your device. And with quick access to recently used files, it's easier than ever to send the file you were just working on.
    I haven't run into a case where I've needed to open a file that wasn't already possible with Drive or Quickoffice or the gallery.


    All your messages in the same place - Never miss a message, no matter how your friend sends it. With the new Hangouts app, all of your SMS and MMS messages are together in the same app, alongside your other conversations and video calls. And with the new Hangouts, you can even share your location and send animated GIFs.
    We'll probably get this on the Moto X when the new Hangouts app rolls out.


    Keep up with every step (battery-friendly pedometer) - Step counting is built-in. When you use fitness apps on Nexus 5, the phone acts as a pedometer to count steps. Android 4.4 and updated hardware make this a more battery-friendly way to measure your activity.
    Planning on getting a smartwatch (Pebble). The functionality will be on my wrist and not really needed on my phone.


    Faster multitasking - Android 4.4 takes system performance to an all-time high by optimizing memory usage in every major component. That means you can run more of your favorite apps and switch between them faster than ever.
    I haven't run into any issues on my Moto X with multitasking. But if this is more optimized, I'm all for it.


    Immerse yourself - The book you're reading, the game you're playing, or the movie you're watching — now all of these take center stage with the new immersive mode, which automatically hides everything except what you really want to see. Just swipe the edge of the screen to bring back your status bar and navigation buttons.
    I read Android Central via the app and the rest via the browser. Movies already play in full screen.
    10-31-2013 06:44 PM
  16. clankfu's Avatar
    10-31-2013 07:04 PM
  17. NoYankees44's Avatar
    HTC one announced 90 days for USA versions.. Will have to see. I hope its sooner than 90 days.

    Posted via Android Central App
    HTC I am sure has had access to 4.4 a while before launch because of the GPe one. It seems the GPe devices are running on not-so-stock stock android, so htc would have needed time to modify it to get it on the GPe one.
    10-31-2013 08:42 PM
  18. NoYankees44's Avatar
    I think this instance is a little different though since the Moto X is close to stock Android. It shouldn't be as intensive as updating TouchWiz or Sense for example.
    It's should not be as time consuming, but write a new kernel for the special chipset and getting all the extra features to work plus the level of optimization x users brag about all the time is not a quick fix. Far from it I would imagine. Plus there is the issue of all the carrier bloatware that must be working to the carriers' satisfaction.
    10-31-2013 08:47 PM
  19. TeknoBug's Avatar
    LG skipped a version on a few of their phones before, nothing unusual.

    Wonder if I can get the OTA while my bootloader is unlocked and rooted.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk Pro
    10-31-2013 09:25 PM
  20. RedLux's Avatar
    Sounds great can't wait.

    Posted with my Moto X
    10-31-2013 09:26 PM
  21. still1's Avatar
    HTC one announced 90 days for USA versions.. Will have to see. I hope its sooner than 90 days.

    Posted via Android Central App
    HTC I am sure has had access to 4.4 a while before launch because of the GPe one. It seems the GPe devices are running on not-so-stock stock android, so htc would have needed time to modify it to get it on the GPe one.
    HTC said that the developer edition of HTC one will get kitkat in less than a month(which is the same as carrier but with no bloatware app)

    so that 2 month out of 90 days is carriers fault... not HTC's... now do u see the difference?
    10-31-2013 09:38 PM
  22. Ry's Avatar
    11-13-2013 12:24 PM
  23. happasaiyan's Avatar
    Soak test invites going out right now...
    grooks likes this.
    11-13-2013 12:27 PM
  24. JRDroid's Avatar
    HTC I am sure has had access to 4.4 a while before launch because of the GPe one. It seems the GPe devices are running on not-so-stock stock android, so htc would have needed time to modify it to get it on the GPe one.
    Its called drivers... Same reason Nexus 4 hasn't gotten KitKat yet.
    11-13-2013 01:54 PM
  25. radgatt's Avatar
    I got a soak test invite as well. Based on Motorola saying that 4.4 would be pushed within a matter of weeks it leads me to believe that this is it. The timing is right for this. I can't wait for this update to come. And yes I am on Verizon.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-13-2013 02:03 PM
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