AT&T Moto X now getting its Android 4.4 KitKat update

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: November 22, 2013

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The Moto X updates continue! Motorola announced today that the AT&T Moto X is next in line to taste Android 4.4 KitKat, just days after we heard that the soak test for the update was getting underway. Just as with the other Moto X KitKat updates, AT&T users can expect the following improvements:

  • Android™ 4.4 KitKat®: Android 4.4, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
  • Phone dialer: Improved the phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search your corporate directory easily.
  • Camera - Focus and exposure: Enhanced the "touch to focus" option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo's focus and exposure.
  • Gallery - Photo editing: Added new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments to color, exposure, contrast and more.
  • Hangouts -SMS/MMS support: Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app.
  • Touchless Control - "Find my phone": Added a new "Find my phone" command to Touchless Control. Just say "OK, Google Now-find my phone" and your Moto X will ring loudly to let you know where it's hiding when you've misplaced it nearby.
  • NFC - Host card emulation: Enhanced support for NFC Host Card Emulation (HCE), to improve experiences such as contactless payments, loyalty plans, transit passes, card access and more.
  • Accessory support: Added support for Square credit card reader
Got an AT&T-flavored Moto X that calls your pocket home? You can check for you,r update manually by connecting to Wi-Fi and then tapping Settings > About phone > Software updates. Be sure to give me a shout in the comments below once you've and your Moto Xs broken off a piece of your KitKat bar!