Well, today’s an important day folks, as it marks the completion of the rollout of the Android 4.4 KitKat update to the Moto X on all major U.S. carriers. AT&T has announced that it is finally beginning to update the Moto X to KitKat, following Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. The update should be available for some users today, and should reach everyone before the week is over.
The update includes “key enhancements to the user interface, phone dialer app, focus and exposure, and gallery apps,” and also comes with the usual KitKat goodies, including a full-screen mode, white status bar icons, lower RAM usage, faster app switching, wireless printing support, ability to choose the default home launcher and messaging apps, better battery life, and general performance and stability improvements.
Here’s the official changelog posted by AT&T:
- Improved user interface with Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, and smarter power use.
- Phone dialer app: The phone app now includes the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search corporate directories easily.
- Focus and exposure: The “touch to focus” option has been enhanced 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 app: New photo editing options are now available in the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments for color, exposure, contrast and more.