The company skipped Android 4.4.3 KitKat for this update
Good news for Motorola Moto X owners in India, as the company has just confirmed the Android 4.4.4 KitKat rollout announced last month nears completion.Motorola was one of the first handset makers to offer an upgrade to the latest version of Google’s Android platform, namely KitKat 4.4.4.
In fact, the company announced last month that it would skip the previously launched Android 4.4.3 KitKat update in order to offer Motorola smartphones owners the option to upgrade directly to Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
For the time being, the only smartphones that must have already received the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update in India are Moto E, Moto G and Moto X, but Motorola is expected to offer a KitKat upgrade for some of its DROID lineup as well (only available in the United States).
Anyway, Motorola Moto X owners in India who have yet to upgrade to Android 4.4.4 KitKat should check for the update again, as the rollout shouldn’t take more than a month.
In case you want to know what changes you will get after upgrading the Motorola Moto X to Android 4.4.4 KitKat, here is the official changelog:
“- This release includes accuracy improvements to the power profile, several stability, framework and security fixes including update to OpenSSL.
- Improved camera image quality including better consistency of exposure, more realistic flash colouring, improved photos in low light conditions using front camera.
- 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.
- New Motorola Alert application sends periodic alerts with your location to your selected contacts. Now available for download from the Google Play Store.”
Keep in mind that before attempting to upgrade to Android 4.4.4 KitKat, your phone’s battery needs to be at least 50% charged. We also recommend Moto X owners to download the update via a Wi-Fi network in order to avoid mobile data charges.
In order to check for availability, head over to Settings / About phone / System updates. If software update 212.44.26 appears, then your Moto X is eligible for the upgrade and you can tap the “Download” button.
It may take between 15-30 minutes to update the Moto X to Android 4.4.4 KitKat, after which the smartphone will reboot itself. We also recommend users to back up the information on the smartphone to avoid losing it in case something wrong happens.