Ever since Android 4.4.1 and Android 4.4.2 hit Nexus devices, Motorola Moto X owners have been chomping at the bit to get another timely Android update. We’ve heard from Motorola that an update is around the corner and should address a couple of known Android issues as well as a battery drain issue some Moto X users are experiencing. Besides that, we haven’t heard any concrete target dates. However, nothing says soon like an accidental OTA update. At least one lucky guy has received an update to Android 4.4.2 on his Verizon Moto X.
Normally we’d take these types of reports with a grain of salt, seeing as they aren’t that wide spread. However, P3Droid, an Android informant with a history of being in the know, has confirmed on Twitter that he too is running the same build as displayed in the screenshot above. According to reddit user odin2347, he purchased a new Moto X and was prompted for an OTA update to Android 4.4 KitKat. After the 4.4 update, he was prompted for a second update to Android 4.4.2. It looks like the kernel was built recently on January 10th and the update also includes a new radio baseband.
When it comes to OTA updates, Motorola generally likes to take advantage of soak tests and their feedback network. We’re not sure how this update slipped through the cracks, but we’re happy to see more proof that an update is on the horizon. Fingers crossed and confidence high Moto X users.
- Moto X 2013 getting Lollipop in a few weeks
- Android 5.1 release notes for Moto X 1st & 2nd Gen, Moto E 2nd Gen
- Motorola phones going straight to 5.1
- Moto E 2nd Gen coming to Verizon