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Verizon's Moto X getting 4.4 before other carriers

Postposted on Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:01 pm

From Motorola's Blog - Some Sweet News: KitKat Comes to Moto X First on Verizon Wireless

Not only is Verizon's variant getting Kit Kat before the Moto X on other carriers, it's getting Kit Kat before the Nexus 4, both Nexus 7s, and Google Play versions of the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, get their OTA updates.

I'm really surprised. I don't know what the hell has happened, but I don't care. I've been meaning to buy one for a while now to replace my Galaxy Nexus, and this makes me want to get it even more.

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Re: Verizon's Moto X getting 4.4 before other carriers

Postposted on Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:21 pm

A coworker was prompted last Friday to update to 4.4 on his S4. He is on sprint.
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Re: Verizon's Moto X getting 4.4 before other carriers

Postposted on Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:55 pm

My guess is the Verizon X is getting it first because they have no other KitKat phones. No CDMA-compatible Nexus available, so they need somethign to stay with the competition.
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Re: Verizon's Moto X getting 4.4 before other carriers

Postposted on Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:01 pm

True, but Verizon is notorious for delayed updates due to "thorough testing to ensure the stability of" their network. Hell, there's no mention of the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, or Droid Mini getting the update yet, and they're 99% identical to the Moto X.
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Re: Verizon's Moto X getting 4.4 before other carriers

Postposted on Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:24 pm

Shouldn't people be a little leery of updates making things worse for some of these devices? Would it not be prudent to wait and see for a few weeks before updating?
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Re: Verizon's Moto X getting 4.4 before other carriers

Postposted on Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:05 pm

ClickClick5 wrote:A coworker was prompted last Friday to update to 4.4 on his S4. He is on sprint.


That is strange, I am on sprint and I only got prompted to do the 4.3 update on Monday.
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