Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, now US Cellular and up next Sprint. That’s where you should look for Android 4.4 KitKat on Motorola’s Moto X, while the undervalued Republic Wireless version will reportedly have to wait until “early 2014”.
But first things first, let’s mention yesterday’s rumor is a rumor no more, as the USC Moto X has indeed begun getting the chocolaty software update. As for Sprint, a sneaky user part of the Motorola Feedback Network has broken his confidentiality pledge and leaked to the press the contents of a highly anticipated email.
According to the message, which may or may not be real, the Moto X on the Now Network is on the verge of a new software release, with select owners invited to participate and evaluate an early preview.
As there’s no clear indication this is a 4.4 bump, a bit of caution is advised, since there’s a (slim) possibility we’re actually dealing with a minor, maintenance bug fix due sometime next week. But we’d have to be pretty naïve to really buy that, right?
Finally, the “early 2014” ETA for the Republic Wireless variation of the Moto X is all we have from the Sprint subsidiary, so users could play the waiting game until January 1 or March 31. Heck, I guess technically even April and May are “early” in the year.
Good thing there’s a solid incentive to go for that particular model, which costs $300 free of contractual obligations, so 50 bucks south of Motorola’s delayed Cyber Monday promotion.