It’s quite late into the game, at least compared to its other variants, but at least AT&T and Motorola have now picked up the slack. Android 4.4.4 is now rolling out to Moto X users under the carrier’s coverage and it brings along with it some minor improvements to built-in apps on the smartphone.
Following the unexpected release of Android 4.4.4 in June, some variants of the Moto X, both in the US and elsewhere have been updated to the latest security update from Google. Early July, Motorola India confirmed that the update will roll out not just to its Moto X, but also to the Moto G and Moto E smartphones in the region. Then near the end of July, Verizon released the update for its own Moto X variant. Now it’s AT&T’s turn.
The Android 4.4.4 update itself isn’t much to talk about. It’s primary purpose was to address security vulnerabilities found in OpenSSL in June. Of course, Motorola took the chance to piggyback some of its own changes to Moto X specific apps, detailed in a changelog that closely resembles the one we found from Verizon. In particular, the Camera app’s image quality has been improved and a new pause/resume button for video recording has been added. The Phone app’s dialer has also been revamped with a new splash of color for usability’s sake.
The update, noted to be version number 212.44.26, should be arriving on most handsets. If the notification for the update hasn’t hit your device yet, you can manually query the update servers via the device’s About phone menu. Although not entirely a huge update, it is recommended to have at least 50 percent battery charge before performing the update. Of course, a stable WiFi connection is also required.