Motorola is pushing an Android 4.4 KitKat update for Moto X in US, the update is rolling out currently to Verizon customers. Motorola released the Moto X this August with much fanfare. It is good to see Motorola pushing the update, Moto X is the first non-Nexus device to get the Android 4.4 update.
The update is for all Verizon users according to Motorola and other variants will be updated soon. The update brings lot of enhancements that came with KitKat. Motorola notes that once you update your phone you can’t go back to previous version. Below is the change log for Moto X Android 4.4 update.
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
The update is OTA and you will receive a notification when the update is available for your phone, if you haven’t received the notification, you can go to Settings –> About Phone –> System Settings to get the update.