According to an anonymous U.S. Cellular representative, the operator is all but ready to start pushing out the much-anticipated Android 4.4.2 update for its carrier-branded Moto X handsets currently located in the United States. The update is expected to start landing on our devices within the next couple of todays, bringing with it an improved camera experience, support for Google Print Services and all of the added functionality that KitKat includes.
With regards to specifications, the Moto X packs a gorgeous 4.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (coated with Corning Gorilla Glass for added protection), a Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon powered by two 1.7GHz Krait CPU’s, an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of flash memory, a 10-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2,200 mAh Li-Ion battery.
The full changelog for the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, can be seen below:
Android 4.4, KitKat: Android 4.4.2, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
Phone dialer: Improved the phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search your corporate directory easily.
Camera – Focus and exposure: Enhanced the “touch to focus” option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo’s focus and exposure.
Gallery – Photo editing: Added new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments to color, exposure, contrast and more.
Printing documents and pictures: Added support for printing photos, Google Docs, GMail messages, and other content via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services like Google Cloud Print and HP ePrinters.
Hangouts – SMS/MMS support: Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app.
Accessory: support Added support for Square credit card reader.
If you own a U.S. Cellular-branded Moto X, head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade. Alternatively, you can wait until you receive a push notification prompting you to update your handset.