Last week both Verizon and Motorola shocked many by being first to release the Android 4.4 KitKat update for any device that isn’t a Nexus directly from Google. Offering Android 4.4 KitKat just three weeks after Google released it to the public, specifically for the Moto X.
Fast forward a few days and over the weekend it appears Motorola’s been busy, and has now delivered the same update for those on AT&T. If you were hoping to receive the same treatment at Verizon, multiple reports came in stating that Motorola had begun soak tests of the KitKat update for AT&T, followed by the actual update arriving for all users. Over the weekend AT&T and Motorola officially gave the green light, and many are already enjoying the latest and greatest.
According to reports from Droid-Life, the Motorola Feedback Network fired up again last week and started sending out software update and invites for the AT&T soak test, which was Android 4.4 KitKat. Apparently the soak test for the new update didn’t last long, because the following day AT&T officially unleashed it for everyone.
Motorola is on a roll with updates and news, as we’ve never seen a non-Nexus device get the latest version of Android this fast after Google’s released it themselves. Following that news earlier this week Motorola also confirmed all the DROID devices on Verizon will also receive the same treatment soon, although we’re expecting those to arrive next month or early January.
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The updates to Android 4.4 KitKat are flowing quite fast right about now, like melting chocolate, and up next we’re expecting the same treatment for T-Mobile and the rest of the Moto X lineup. Most likely Motorola’s also been working extremely hard with Verizon to deliver the same for DROID users, although we have a feeling that won’t be until early next year.
HTC also pushed Android 4.4 KitKat to some HTC One users this morning, and it looks like KitKat may be one of the fastest updates for an Android release yet, but we’ll have to wait and see how it goes for the rest of the flagship devices currently available today. If you’re on AT&T and rocking the Moto X, check for updates if you haven’t received Android 4.4 KitKat yet. Because it should be available and waiting as we speak.