Moto X Gets a Yummy KitKat Update


Android KitKat Moto X Gets a Yummy KitKat Update


Now that Motorola belongs to Google, it should come as no surprise that their latest and greatest, the Moto X, is going to be one of the first devices to receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update.

The update began rolling out to Moto X phones on Verizon’s network yesterday. So, what’s new in KitKat? Well, we’ve definitely gotten to the point where the new features are maybe not as exciting as they were a few years ago when it comes to OS updates. For starters, you can now search for contacts directly from the phone dialer, instead of having to go through your contacts list. There’s also an updated Hangouts app, with color emoji baked into Google’s keyboard.

When it comes to camera and photos, you can now manually set focus and exposure on the touchscreen. Once you’ve taken a photo, there are new features you can use in the gallery to dress it up, like Posterize, Highlights, and Edges. You can also draw right on photos freehand, a little like you might do on the Note using the S Pen.

Of course, these new updates are joined by slight UI tweaks and some Motorola-specific changes. No, it’s not the most exciting Android dessert on the menu, but if you have a Moto X through Verizon, you’re first in line to get it, anyway.

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