Update: The OTA is now live (thanks, Michael Tomy)!


Good grief, AT&T, you're not usually so far behind the pack. I imagine your Moto X customers, who've had to wait behind their counterparts at Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, and T-Mobile/unlocked carriers for the update to the slightly newer version of KitKat, aren't pleased. But if an updated Motorola support page is any indication, it looks like the Android 4.4.2 over-the-air update may be coming very soon.


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AT&T issued a soak test, a sort of beta test for new phone firmware, yesterday. Between that and the new publicly-posted support page on Motorola's website, we could see the software update begin at just about any time. AT&T Moto X owners, you know what to do: check that Settings menu. Or just wait patiently, I suppose.

Since this is an incremental update from 4.4 to 4.4.2, don't expect many dramatic changes in the software. The only new feature mentioned on Motorola's page is support for expanded printing for Google Cloud Print and some HP printers. The rest are bug fixes, including some tweaks that should improve battery life for those who have seen poorer longevity after the initial KitKat update. Take heart in the fact that you'll be running a build of the very latest version of Android, which can't be said of very many non-Nexus devices.

If you're seeing the 4.4.2 OTA update on your AT&T Moto X, drop us a line in the comments section.

Source: Motorola

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Raymond Berger

    I wish I could find a way to unlock my sprint moto x for Tmobile but I need a sprint account # before they'll help over the phone.

    • osocoolkid

      There's tons of websites that will do it, there's even an app in the play store which does it for like 16 bucks I think and if it doesn't work give it try. I also the TheUnlockr.com they were really fast with responses and got it done in two days!

  • BloodiedWraith

    It also adds Isis Mobile Wallet support and adds the app to the system. Yay bloatware.

    • ~opsec~

      Damnit, I hadn't noticed that yet. I didn't believe you, but I checked and there it was. The update is still worth it though, it's crazy fast now. (Yes, I have the soak test update)

      • NemaCystX

        i wonder if VISA's own NFC Tap to Pay method will be added to then since they aren't strictly going with ISIS

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    • James Devenberg

      If you sign up for American Express Serve (a prepaid debit card) through the Isis app, you get a $50 credit on the AmEx account that you can use. As much as i don't like bloatwear, I'll take my $50 for free, cancel the AmEx account after I spend it, disable Isis, and hide the Icon in Nova.

      • Bob

        Get Titanium Backup up on that mofo. Freeze the hell out of it. Or go root explorer & delete that sucka.

        • James Devenberg

          I'm not rooted and don't intend to root.

  • NemaCystX

    just a heads up the soak is not a beta, just like last time we have very little time before AT&T rolls it out

  • Richard Yarrell

    Android Kitkat 4.4.2 sucks rotten eggs on all android devices. Google services drain batteries like a fat cat

    • NemaCystX

      Which device you have now that your trashing Google and KitKat? an iPhone?

      You have a pattern, you trash competitors each time you switch. It used to be EVO this my EVO was the best, EVO is better than everything out there. Then it was Samsung this, Samsung that, now what it is it? an iPhone?

      • Marchant Volschenk

        I think we have another Samsung Fanboy on our hands.

        • Unknown

          Lol I clicked on his profile and after looking through 2-3 comments realized he's either a troll or an idiot.

    • squiddy20

      "Android Kitkat 4.4.2 sucks rotten eggs on all android devices"
      Not on my Galaxy Nexus it doesn't.

      "Google services drain batteries like a fat cat"

      Again, not on my Galaxy Nexus it doesn't. Maybe you should just jump ship to Tizen. Oh wait, according to you, Samsung is the best simply because of market share, and given the fact that Tizen isn't in 1 single phone, you must think Tizen sucks.

    • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

      I'm just waiting for the day when you finally reveal yourself as an apple troll.

    • grumpyfuzz

      I guess 4.4.2 sucks on your beloved Galaxy S5 then.

    • HabanoJim

      Google services drain batteries like a fat cat?!?!

      Not only does it not drain the battery, but my battery life is bborderline stellar on my AT&T Note 3 since I installed Kitkat!

      • iPhone5sANDSamsungNote3User

        Wait, how did you install Kitkat on your ATT Note 3?

    • mike

      I agree. Don't download this. It will suck your battery.

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  • ThomasMoneyhon

    wont come within a 10 ft pole of my moto x. I don't want root blocked.

    • Grahaman27

      Why root?

      • ThomasMoneyhon

        Xposed framework. Getting rid of that stupid carrier logo in the top left. Adblock.

        • Grahaman27

          I do hate that... But it's not worth rooting and not getting updates.

  • Mike

    On the bottom left of this page https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_detail/a_id/94927/p/30,6720,8696 it confirms that AT&T will be getting Kit Kat 4.4.2.

  • Michael Tomy

    Finally I've just got notification KitKat 4.4.2 update for my Moto X AT&T. Downloading now, but it running so slow.

    • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

      Not being cocky or anything, but "114 minutes left for ~156 MB"?
      Man, ISPs like Dinosaur Communications have always been slow, innit?

    • ThomasMoneyhon

      DO Not DO NOT upgrade if you are rooted on 4.4 this will install bootloader not allowing you to regress to any previous firmware. It will also break root. WAIT

      • joe

        any idea how to upgrade if I am rooted?

    • Fiat3192

      I'm still waiting

  • Matt

    I really hope releasing the update 3-4 months late isn't going to become a trend on AT&T or Galaxy Note 3 owners are going to be pissed.

    • James Devenberg

      Or you know, about a month after the other Moto Xs got it.

    • Grahaman27

      Will it may be 4.4.2 but it's not 3 months late because motorola added a bunch of stuff that's not included in stock 4.4.2

  • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

    "Good grief, AT&T, you're not usually so far behind the pack."

    *Looks at Note 3*


  • h4rr4r

    This is why you don't buy phones from carriers.

  • Timothy Roberts

    I wonder if it will ever be dished out to the razr m?

  • Garry Holmberg

    I have unlocked moto x with at&t and receive 4.4.2 a month ago way before Verizon soak test. Not sure why others didn't. I get 2-3 days of battery life typically. I'm a fairly light user but text, surf, email whenever I want using about 25 percent during the day and 6 percent through the night. Come 6pm on the third day I'm around 15 percent.

  • Garry Holmberg

    Also I don't seem to have the bloatware others are mentioning.

  • hryu
  • Kevin Orndoff

    Its march 23 2014 and my AT&T moto x still has not received the dam 4.4.2 update. No dam notification and not even checking manually. So where is my dam update I waited 2 months for. At&t is the worst dam carrier to be on. Recommend to everyone to leave their service and avoid being ripped off.

  • Kevin Orndoff

    My at&t moto x still not received the dam 4.4.2 update. No dam motivation and not even when checking maully. What the fuck at&t ur service and updates are so bad I recommend to everyone to leave at&t. 3/23/2014

  • Fiat3192

    Hurry up
    I need this update

  • tlowe

    Update occurred this morning from AT&T

  • Tim Countis

    Black bar has returned on home screen buttons. It used to be transparent. I thought they would fix that before leaving beta. Its a tiny detail but it really bugs me. Anyone else notice this?

    • rado medz

      yeah this is the same problem i'm having like wth?? it was transparent but now its back to black

      • Tim Countis

        Just reset your wallpaper. Simple fix that worked for me