Looks like Sprint is late to the Android 4.4 game, beginning the KitKat update rollout to Moto X devices today, almost a month after the update rolled out to Moto X devices on Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T. Better late than never as they say, so be on the lookout for version 13.11.3Q2.X-69-3-8 to land on your Moto X soon.
In case you’re not up to date on what exactly Android 4.4 KitKat is packing, check out Sprint’s changelog below:
- Android 4.4, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
- Improved Phone Dialer app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search your corporate directory easily.
- Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings>Wireless>Default SMS app.
- NFC Host Card Emulation support to improve experiences such as contactless payments, loyalty plans, transit passes, card access and more.
- Camera – Focus and exposure: Enhanced the “touch to focus” option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo’s focus and exposure.
- Gallery – Photo editing: Added new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments to color, exposure, contrast and more.
- Touchless Control – “Find my phone”: Added a new “Find my phone” command to Touchless Control. Just say “OK, Google Now-find my phone” and your Moto X will ring loudly to let you know where it’s hiding when you’ve misplaced it nearby.
The Android 4.4 update is rolling out as we speak, but as with all carrier updates, it could take up to a week or so for the update to hit your device. You’ll receive a notification when it is ready for download, or if you like incessantly checking, you can always manually check for the update by navigating to Settings then Software Update.
Let us know how you like Android 4.4 KitKat!