Verizon-Branded Moto X Now Gets Android 4.4.2 Update

Moto X

Verizon has officially started rolling out the much-anticipated Android 4.4.2 update to all its carrier-branded Moto X variants currently located in the United States. In addition to the hefty bump up from Jelly Bean to KitKat, this particular upgrade brings stability improvements for 3G and 4G connectivity, as well as a handful of bug fixes and optimizations for the built-in camera application.

In terms of functionality, Android 4.4.2 is a significant upgrade from 4.3, packing a completely redesigned user interface, SMS message integration in the standard Hangouts application, Google Now on the home screen, Wi-Fi printing capabilities for HP ePrinters, autocomplete for the traditional telephone dialer and lots, lots more.

Verizon has also incorporated a handful of very minor firmware improvements in this chunky update, including the enhancement of on-device security, synchronization of email attachments across Android devices, and, improved cellular connectivity when roaming in foreign countries.

If you own a Verizon-branded Moto X and have not yet received the OTA update, you can head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade. Alternatively, you can wait for the push notification to arrive on your handset prompting you to download and install the software update.