Verizon Moto X owners have a treat that’s set to be unleashed today in the form of the official Android 4.4 KitKat update. You heard right, folks. During the Moto G announcement, Moto also announced that KitKit would be coming to the Moto X in a matter of weeks and it looks like it’s kept its word. For one carrier, at least.
Android 4.4 KitKat brings a ton of new features under the hood, as well as a tweaked color palette for the system UI and much more. A few more KitKat features were highlighted on Motorola’s Blog below:
- An improved phone dialer. Now you can search for contacts directly from the dial-pad and easily see and tap on those you contact frequently.
- More gallery goodies. KitKat packs in some cool, new gallery effects—such as Posterize, Highlights, and Edges. You can even use the Draw feature to annotate your photos freehand with your finger.
- New Hangouts app. All of your conversations now in one place—texts, video calls, and other chats all together in one app. Plus, you can now send animated gifs and share your location.
- Color emojis. For when words aren’t enough, the Google Keyboard now includes colorful characters to send in text messages and other communications.
- Drag to focus and expose. An updated camera app lets you control both the focus and exposure of your photos. Simply drag your finger to set just the right exposure and focus point.
- And more… Restyled status and navigation bars, new full-screen mode, and enhancements to Motorola features like Touchless Control.
Like most OTA updates, KitKat will be rolling out in phases for the Verizon Moto X, so sit tight if you don’t receive the update notification today. Motorola also hints that it will soon have more news surrounding the Android 4.4 KitKat for other carriers and countries in the near future.
We’re not sure what’s more surprising — The fact that it took almost no time for Motorola to bring KitKat to the Moto X or just how quickly Verizon approved the update through its usual rigorous testing. Either way, if you’re holding on to a Verizon Moto X, you should be pretty happy right about now.