01-03-2014 12:57 AM
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  1. captainkirkw's Avatar
    I just got my Moto X on 12-28-13 and of course it is notifying me of the update but after reading about various issues, I am not sure if I should. It runs fine with 4.2.2 and while some of the updates sound great, like the camera fix for instance, it seems like one big negative is the decreased battery life. What is the concensus here?
    12-30-2013 01:41 AM
  2. DirtyMovieMaker's Avatar
    I just got my Moto X on 12-28-13 and of course it is notifying me of the update but after reading about various issues, I am not sure if I should. It runs fine with 4.2.2 and while some of the updates sound great, like the camera fix for instance, it seems like one big negative is the decreased battery life. What is the concensus here?
    Im running the Moto X with Kit Kat 4.4. I have zero issues. I dont recall a battery life change. Also, all of the app updates are via the Play Store, so it doesnt really matter if you're on 4.4 or not. I love it.
    12-30-2013 01:49 AM
  3. anon(8082935)'s Avatar
    I think overall it's a good update. I don't have any issues with 4.4. Plus, with the update, touchless controls are far more useful. Being able to do almost everything I use touchless control, bar sending a text, while the phone has a lock code on it is well worth the update.
    12-30-2013 10:24 AM
  4. still1's Avatar
    update now rather than doing it after few months... most issues people face are data issue.
    when its used for a while its create some data and later when they are updated it screw up the data format..
    thats why a factory reset usually fix most of the issues for them.
    12-30-2013 10:45 AM
  5. itic's Avatar
    I never ran my unlocked non developer GSM phone (XT 1053) on 4.2.2. It runs great on 4.4. Ive read where folks with CDMA variants of 4.4 are having issues with 4.4 but not so much with the GSM variant.
    12-30-2013 11:17 AM
  6. gabbott's Avatar
    I didn't notice a change in battery life after upgrading.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-30-2013 11:39 AM
  7. planoman's Avatar
    Sure thing! Works great with kitkat and you get google wallet tap and pay if you want to use it!

    Sent from my Moto X!
    12-30-2013 11:57 AM
  8. StudDroid's Avatar
    At first i wasn't quite happy with kitkat due to the decrease in battery life, but after a week or two it had significant improvement. I have been able to get over 6 hours of on screen time with kitkat. Give it time and it will get alot BETTER!
    12-30-2013 12:15 PM
  9. zobog's Avatar
    I didn't notice any changes in battery life after the upgrade. I didn't know that was considered an issue. Didn't seem to change anything for me except the dialer

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-30-2013 12:23 PM
  10. mtndewgood's Avatar
    My battery has been terribly after the update, absolutely terrible and it was awesome before. Google search and Android OS are draining it like crazy. I just came to the forum to see if there were any topics addressing it and I'm surprised not to see one on the main page.
    12-30-2013 12:34 PM
  11. captainkirkw's Avatar
    Ugh... I am still undecided. There are a lot of posts about decreased battery life on the Motorola forums, like this one for example https://forums.motorola.com/posts/6675cef7e3
    12-30-2013 03:53 PM
  12. captainkirkw's Avatar
    I did find this link for those of you who are having battery issues after the KitKat upgrade and want to try it. How to solve battery life problem of Moto X after KitKat (Android 4.4) update - Moto X Phone Owners Community
    weksa likes this.
    12-30-2013 03:56 PM
  13. jlgraham's Avatar
    I got my Moto X this weekend (10/28) and it had 4.4 pre-installed. No issues so far, battery life seems great. I'm at 83% with 40 mins of screen on time, with ~1hr of syncing files over WiFi, light use of social media and the AC app, and about ~20 mins of Google Music streaming.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Moto X
    12-30-2013 04:09 PM
  14. Ry's Avatar
    What decreased battery life?

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-30-2013 04:11 PM
  15. captainkirkw's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback so far and please keep it coming. Seems odd that some are experiencing it and others are not.

    While I want to do the upgrade, I think I will continue to use 4.2,2 and see how the battery life is before upgrading to KitKat so I have a good comparison for myself.
    12-30-2013 04:30 PM
  16. captainkirkw's Avatar
    I got my Moto X this weekend (10/28) and it had 4.4 pre-installed. No issues so far, battery life seems great. I'm at 83% with 40 mins of screen on time, with ~1hr of syncing files over WiFi, light use of social media and the AC app, and about ~20 mins of Google Music streaming.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Moto X
    Which carrier? I ordered the unlocked model so maybe that is why mine came with 4.2.2 and yours came with 4.4. I oredered mine on Dec 22nd. It shipped on Dec 26th and I got it on the 28th
    12-30-2013 04:35 PM
  17. snoking's Avatar
    I have read the more you use it on 4.2.2 the greater the chance you will need to do a factory t reset after loading KitKat. Just do it!

    Sent from my XT1060 using AC Forums mobile app
    12-30-2013 04:54 PM
  18. still1's Avatar
    I have read the more you use it on 4.2.2 the greater the chance you will need to do a factory t reset after loading KitKat. Just do it!

    Sent from my XT1060 using AC Forums mobile app
    +10000000000000000000000000000 this is exactly why people have issues... if you update before you start using the device the problem will be the least
    12-30-2013 05:33 PM
  19. jlgraham's Avatar
    Which carrier? I ordered the unlocked model so maybe that is why mine came with 4.2.2 and yours came with 4.4. I oredered mine on Dec 22nd. It shipped on Dec 26th and I got it on the 28th
    I'm on Verizon, so that may very well have something to do with having 4.4 pre-installed. Ordered mine on 10/23, received it on 10/28.
    12-30-2013 06:11 PM
  20. DS1331's Avatar
    I didn't update. the phones perfect on 4.2.2 I like it a lot better then kitkat

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    12-30-2013 06:15 PM
  21. snoking's Avatar
    I didn't update. the phones perfect on 4.2.2 I like it a lot better then kitkat

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    How did you compare kitkat on the M.X? Chris

    Sent from my XT1060 using AC Forums mobile app
    12-30-2013 07:41 PM
  22. smcd5213's Avatar
    Updated just fine; no problems. Keep in mind one person does not necessarily define "issues" the same as the next. Especially on forums which tend to attract worst case scenarios and large amounts of hyperbole.

    Granted, I'm sure there are legit issues from time to time, but I bet dollars to donuts that at least 50% of the posters who are reporting any given issue as germane to an update have a whole other host of apps or other settings we'll never know about that are the real culprits.
    12-30-2013 07:53 PM
  23. CutlaSS's Avatar
    I did find this link for those of you who are having battery issues after the KitKat upgrade and want to try it. How to solve battery life problem of Moto X after KitKat (Android 4.4) update - Moto X Phone Owners Community
    What that article describes is essentially a battery recalibration. In the days of my rooted Droid Incredible, clearing or resetting the battery stats would do the same thing.

    I held off for almost a month and after a week of being reminded and putting it off for another 24hours over and over, I installed the update. The phone has been essentially identical in terms of performance/battery life. I only experienced a decrease in battery life after installing the recent active display update. and after removing the update the phone is back to normal.
    I'm on Verizon..fyi
    12-30-2013 09:20 PM
  24. captainkirkw's Avatar
    Updated just fine; no problems. Keep in mind one person does not necessarily define "issues" the same as the next. Especially on forums which tend to attract worst case scenarios and large amounts of hyperbole.

    Granted, I'm sure there are legit issues from time to time, but I bet dollars to donuts that at least 50% of the posters who are reporting any given issue as germane to an update have a whole other host of apps or other settings we'll never know about that are the real culprits.
    I understand what you mean about how issues posted on forums can be misleading but I am being cautious since I just got my Moto X. I had a similar issue with my Galaxy Note 8 and had to do a factory reset after the update to get everything working again. No big deal but just playing it a bit safer with the X since I am using it as my daily driver this week until my sim card adapter comes in so I can swap between it and my Note 2.

    I have my Moto X on the charger right now and am contemplating the update as I watch Arizona State and Texas Tech. (Wreck 'em Tech)

    Sent from my GT-N5110 using AC Forums mobile app
    12-30-2013 11:35 PM
  25. captainkirkw's Avatar
    I went ahead and did the upgrade. I should see some fairly heavy daily use this week so it will be interesting to see what kind of battery life I get. I am used to my Note 2's excellent battery so the Moto X has some big shoes to fill.

    One interesting thing to note; when I did the repeated tapping on the Android Version 4.4 tab, I never saw the spinning K that I have seen in some videos. In fact, it took a few tries to even come up with the red Kit Kat screen and then the mosaic. The first few times it just showed a dim version of my background.

    Sent from my GT-N5110 using AC Forums mobile app
    12-31-2013 01:56 AM
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