Moto X To Get Android 4.4 KitKat ‘In A Matter Of Weeks’


At today’s Moto G unveiling in São Paulo, Brazil, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirmed that the Moto X will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat “in a matter of weeks.”

It is also expected to come to other Motorola devices, including the DROID MAXX, DROID ULTRA, and DROID MINI, but it’s likely that owners of those devices will be forces to wait a little longer.

Given that Motorola is now owned by Google, we expect to see its devices getting the latest Android updates soon after launch. But KitKat’s rollout has been a little different than past releases.

It launched first on the Nexus 5 (and only the Nexus 5), with Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 users waiting almost two weeks for it. Those with a Nexus 4 still don’t have it, and Google hasn’t provided us with a release date yet; it has simply said users “will be getting the update soon.”

Waiting a few weeks for the Moto X update doesn’t seem all that bad, then. Motorola also confirmed that the new Moto G, which launched today with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, will also be updated soon after launch.