Sprint started rolling out the much-anticipated over-the-air (OTA) 4.4 KitKat update to all Motorola Moto X handsets located in the United States earlier on today. This upgrade brings a multitude of additional bug fixes, stability improvements and speed enhancements.
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Motorola held its final Moto X sale earlier this week, but it took just 10 minutes for its entire stock allocation to sell out. If you didn’t get in early, then, you would have missed out on the chance to bag a promo code that entitles you to $150 off your new smartphone.
But don’t worry — you can already buy the promo codes on eBay, and there are plenty of them available.
The $179 Moto G was scheduled to make its debut in the United States this month, but many of its early adopters are still waiting for their handset to arrive. Motorola has blamed the delivery delays on storm Dion, which is currently sweeping the nation, but the company is hoping to have handsets delivered by Christmas.
Motorola reduced the Moto X to just $350 for the second time today, following website issues that prevented many people from ordering when it was first reduced last Wednesday. But if you didn’t place your order within ten minutes of the deal going live, then you’ve missed you chance to take advantage of the $150 reduction.
Motorola has today begun rolling out a new festive boot animation that I’m sure you’ll enjoy this Christmas, as well as a fix for the lag issue effecting the handset’s Active Display feature.
Developers love getting their hands on a kernel source code, primarily because it allows them to develop some great new custom ROMs with awesome features you don’t usually get as standard. Starting today, the official Android 4.3 kernel files for the Moto G can be downloaded directly from Motorola’s official SourceForge homepage.
Motorola’s first scaled-down Moto X variant, the Moto G, has been in the headlines a lot recently, mainly for its impressive hardware coupled with its very appealing budget-friendly price tag. The Google-owned company is selling the 16GB version of the smartphone for $199 in the U.S. off contract, but have you ever wondered how much the handset costs Motorola to build? If so, then wonder no more.
The Moto G has revolutionised the lower-end smartphone market. The handset packs in such a brilliant package of specs and software that it manages to make the Nexus 5 from Google look somewhat overpriced.
Unlike the Moto X, the Moto G comes with a bootloader that can be easily unlocked, making the process of rooting the handset relatively easy.
According to a Motorola insider, U.S. Cellular is preparing to finally push the much-anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade to its carrier-branded version of the Moto X tomorrow, via the stock Android over-the-air update service. In addition to KitKat, this upgrade also brings several improvements to the preloaded camera application and enhancements for the Touchless Control service.
We hope you all picked up some great Cyber Monday bargains! However, consumers who planned on getting their hands on a shiny new off-contract 16GB Moto X for $349, a 32GB for $399. or the Moto X Developer Edition for $399 were sadly out of luck. Shortly after the products went on sale on the official Moto Maker website, Motorola’s servers crashed and many people were unable to order the handsets.