Waiting for your chance to grab a discounted Moto X on Monday? Keep in mind you still have other options for grabbing an off-contract Moto X on the cheap, one that doesn’t even require you to watch your clock, index finger at the ready.
Offering the lowest possible monthly service rates — all contract-free — Republic Wireless recently launched the Moto X for their hybrid network at the low price of $299. That’s a full $50 cheaper than even Motorola’s Cyber
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But, as to be expected, Republic Wireless’ Moto X comes with a few caveats. Aside from suffering through Sprint’s network when away from an active WiFi connection (we kid, it’s not that bad where LTE is available), RW’s Moto X is still only on Android 4.2.2, while just about every other carrier (even US Cellular) has begun rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat to the handset.
A quick look through the Republic Wireless’ Moto X FAQ revealed the carrier’s intentions of keeping their Moto X up to date with the latest firmwares provided by Motorola. Whether you’re already a Republic Wireless customer, or considering making the switch in the future you might be wondering — where is KitKat for the Republic Wireless Moto X?
Well, according to Republic Wireless’ Twitter page, they’re expecting to release Android 4.4 for the Moto X in “early 2014”. Remember, Republic Wireless’ Moto X actually runs a custom ROM to help the device seamlessly transition between WiFi and cellular calling, meaning some fine tuning (and testing) is involved. It’s not a solid date, but one that should help ease concerns for those looking to purchase a Moto X off-contract, with the lowest possible cell phone bill.