Android 4.4 for Verizon Moto X Is Now Official


I am amazed that the Moto X on Verizon is the first non-Nexus devices to get Android 4.4, as confirmed by The Verge and Droid Life. The update should be appearing on your Moto X as of today. This update does not include the Google Experience Launcher, which is exclusive to the Nexus 5.

As a Verizon Galaxy Nexus owner, I am well used to being left behind. In fact, I am not even as current as other Galaxy Nexus owners because Verizon STILL has not approved the 4.3 update. That’s what makes this news all the more amazing. Could Android 4.4 be changing the whole update process so that all updates happen faster?  The jury is still out on that one, since Motorola IS owned by Google. This fact alone may make the Moto X my next phone.

So have you installed the update?  What do you think?

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Joel McLaughlin
Joel is a consultant in the IT field and is located in Columbus, OH. While he loves Linux and tends to use it more than anything else, he will stoop to running closed source if it is the best tool for the job. His techno passions are Linux, Android, netbooks, GPS, podcasting and Amateur Radio.

3 Comments on "Android 4.4 for Verizon Moto X Is Now Official"

  1. I have a droid Maxx and I’m hoping that the update comes pretty soon.

    Both Verizon and Motorola said that updates would start coming faster. For obvious reasons, nobody believed them. I guess we should have. Awesome work by Motorola.

    • Perhaps this is some fruit of the Google-Moto buyout? But ultimately Verizon has been the gatekeeper, so it is a great sign that this went through the toughest gate so quickly.

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