Motorola says the Moto X is getting KitKat “within weeks”



Motorola already announced that the Moto X would be among the several phones in their lineup getting Android 4.4, and now the OEM has released a more pointed timeline for its arrival. In the Moto G announcement press event, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside mentioned that the Moto X would be receiving Android 4.4 KITKAT within a matter of weeks.

While that still doesn’t give us a great idea of when to expect it, it’s safe to say that the wait won’t be terribly long. Woodside mentioned that the newly-launched Moto G would get KitKat by the end of January 2014, so it’s safe to assume that Motorola’s flagship smartphone should be on an even more accelerated timeline.

Of course, delivery of the goods will ultimately depend on carrier testing and approval, so actual OTA dates might vary from person to person. Let’s just hope none of these guys drag their feet on getting this seriously delectable treat out to the masses once Motorola makes it ready for consumption.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I’m loving the new Motorola. They’ve come a long way since the Motorola Cliq, gosh that was a horrible phone!

    1. I remember nightmares whenever someone mentions that terrible phone.

    2. Punit Soni actually answers community questions too.

  2. Motorola is winning me over. They’ve clearly stepped up their game since the Google acquisition.

    1. I was a long time Pure Android fan, as well as a Spec junkie… I have NEVER been a Motorola fan….

      When the N5 came out, I was torn between the N5 and MotoX…

      I went with the MotoX

      Best decision I ever made… this is hands down the best phone I’ve ever owned… IGNORE the specs… they don’t describe it’s performance.

  3. AT&T and T-Mobile has already leaked, can’t be too long.

  4. As I sit here with my HTC One dealing with Verizon’s obligatory stonewall…

  5. Ok, a bit off-topic, but is there any knowledge if this phone is on a 1-year or half-year refresh cycle?

    My contract is up for renewal in February and would I would be willing to hold-off getting it for the latest model.

    1. I’m guessing you’re referring to the X? It should follow a 1-year cycle for new hardware as ALL manufacturers are following on their flagships. Who’s on 6 month intervals?

      In February I suggest going for the Spring phones. M8 from HTC comes to mind

  6. google when is the N4 going to get 4.4 Android?!?!

    1. Neva pitch

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