Verizon begins Android 4.4 KitKat Moto X upgrade rollout

Motorola Moto X

Motorola today announced that it has begun to rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat to the Moto X. First up is Verizon Wireless in the U.S. Not only is Motorola the first manufacturer to ugprade a non-Nexus smartphone but it looks set to beat out its parent company Google in rolling out the update to its own Nexus 4 smartphone (but coming soon).

Our software team has been hard at work bringing the latest version of Android to our Moto X users more quickly than ever. When it came to KitKat, we couldn’t wait to deliver. Our software strategy is to build on a pure Android foundation and complement existing Google services, not compete with them. We think this latest release is just that—all the features you love about your Moto X with the latest Android OS.

Along with all the improvements that KitKat itself brings, Motorola is also offering up enhancements to its own features such as Touchless Control.

Motorola also today promised that the update will roll out to other carriers and countries “very soon.” That should include Canada’s Moto X carried by Rogers and Fido.

With CEO Dennis Woodside having confirmed last week that the update would roll out “in a matter of weeks,” it appears that Motorola is wasting no time in moving forward on its promise.

Source : Motorola