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T-Mobile Moto X gets Android 4.4.4 OTA

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday September 23, 2014.

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The Moto X 2013 may have just been replaced by a new 2014 edition, but users of the first version will get support for a while yet. AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have already updated their Moto X variants to the latest version of Android, the 4.4.4 build. However, T-Mobile has so far been absent, but the Uncarrier has today changed that by finally issuing its Moto X with the bump, although the actual update is coming directly from Motorola in this instance.

The reason that the carrier has taken so long to update the Moto X is because the company does not actually sell it, at least not on any plans. Instead, it is only available as a T-Mobile version Moto X that can be purchased unlocked. The delay is over now though as Motorola has issued the update and it is already landing OTA (over the air) as of Monday night.

As this is a patch that takes the Moto X from Android KitKat 4.4.2 straight to 4.4.4, it also includes all the changes made in 4.4.3. That's quite a lot then, while it also takes care of the obligatory bug fixes and security enhancements. Here are some of the changes you can expect from the update, although there are more also included from Motorola, such as subtle UI changes.

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

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

Updated Phone dialler with a new graphical layout and colours to improve consistency and usability.

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

source: Motorola

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