Feb 11th, 2014


Motorola was quick in getting their devices up to Android 4.4 KitKat, but users have missed out on a couple of quick maintenance upgrades following that. The first crop of Moto X users are finally going to be stepped up to the bug fixing update, though, Motorola announced. T-Mobile gets first dibs, and the upgrade brings the following improvements:

  • Printing documents and pictures: Added support for printing photos, Google Docs, GMail messages, and other content via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services like Google Cloud Print and HP ePrinters.
  • Improved battery life: Fixed bugs which caused a small number of users to experience shorter battery life after upgrading to Android 4.4.
  • Fixed email sync delays: Fixed a bug that could cause email services like Microsoft Exchange to experience intermittent delays in data synchronization.

Improved battery life shouldn’t be overlooked by anyone considering many folks on Motorola’s platform complained about that following the initial upgrade to Android 4.4. The upgrade will be making its way to your phones in due time, but you can also pull it down manually if you can’t wait.

Simply go to Settings > About Phone > System Updates and select “download.” Zippity doo-dop and a few minutes later, and you’ll have a nice upgrade file waiting for you. Hit the install button and let the phone do its magic. Once it’s all said and done, you should be on firmware 161.44.25. Don’t forget to make sure you’re on WiFi and have your phone’s battery charged to at least 50%, because it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

[via Motorola]

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