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Sprint issues Android 4.4.4 for the Moto X

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014.

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The Moto X
The Moto X

Sprint has confirmed that the Moto X variant that it carries will now be getting the update to Android 4.4.4, bringing the latest released version of Google's mobile platform to Motorola's 2013 flagship. It is a timely bump as the new Moto X+1 is expected to land on September 4th and that will probably be running Android 4.4.4 from launch.

Sprint customers will be getting the same deal as everyone else, and as we have said before, Android 4.4.4 is a tiny update. It has been released to fix some security issues and minor bug in the Android 4.4.3 build, so it is worth downloading. The file size is a few MB so as long as you have a solid data connection of Wi-Fi the patch should take seconds.

As is usually the case, Motorola has enhanced a few of its own goodies too, bringing the Moto X entirely up to speed software wise. The changes are as follows:

Android 4.4.4, KitKat - Android 4.4.4, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. This release includes several stability, framework and security fixes in addition to accuracy improvements to the power profile.

Camera - Improved image quality - Improved camera image quality including better consistency of exposure, more realistic flash coloring, improved photos in low light conditions using front camera.

Camera - Pause video recording - Added the ability to pause video recording with a convenient pause/resume button on the viewfinder.

Updated Phone dialer - Updated Phone dialer with a new graphical layout and colors to improve consistency and usability.

Motorola Alert application - New Motorola Alert application sends periodic alerts with your location to your selected contacts. Now available for download from the Google Play Store.

Sprint has been advertising the update since August 20th, but it seems like Moto X users on the network have only started getting the update today. It is available over the air, so you should be able to get it now, but if not your wait should be no more than a few days.

source: Sprint

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