Motorola’s flagship smartphone, the Moto X, has just been given a makeover on the outside, while the innards would more or less remain the same. Behold, the College Collection for the Moto X which will comprise of a series of customization options so that consumers are able to show off just how proud they are of their alma mater, even though it is done via taking your smartphone out from your pocket. Its College Collection launch will see the inclusion of nine new back colors as well as a trio of new accent colors to MotoMaker, so that potential buyers will be able to pick their university’s perfect color combo.
Just over a week back T-Mobile started conducting a soak test of Android 4.4.2 for its Moto X. The process involves rolling out the new firmware update to a select few people who then try out said update to ensure that no bugs or issues remain to be fixed before the firmware is finally rolled out to the public. Once an update reaches the soak test step, its public release is expected within a couple of weeks. That’s exactly the timeline this particular update has followed, today the T-Mobile Moto X Android 4.4.2 update has finally been released.
Last we heard, Android 4.4.2 is said to be making its way onto T-Mobile’s Moto X in the near future, and if you’re wondering how soon is that, perhaps the next couple of days could be it. This new rumor is according to an anonymous US Cellular representative who claims that the carrier is ready to push out Android 4.4.2 KitKit to its own Moto X handsets in the US. Of course given that this roll out is for US Cellular customers only, we can’t speak for the availability of Android 4.4.2 KitKat for other carriers, but presumably they should be rolling out, at least that’s what the rumors seem to suggest.
Those of you who own a US Cellular Moto X, you will be able to check for the updates by going to your phone’s Settings, About Device, and Check for Updates to scan manually to see if there are any updates to be had. Of course we expect the updates will be rolled out in phases so even if your friend gets theirs first, don’t worry as we expect that yours should not be too far behind. In any case we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes peeled for the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the US Cellular Moto X, but in the meantime take it with a grain of salt for now and try not to get your hopes up just yet.
Android 4.4.2 For US Cellular Moto X Could Be Released Soon original content from Ubergizmo.
Only recently we reported that a Sprint subscriber had received the Moto X Android 4.4.2 update even though the carrier is yet to publicly roll out said firmware. Moto X users in the U.S. are anxiously waiting on their carriers to roll out the latest iteration of KitKat, but so far there’s no official word as to when said firmware is going to be released. It appears that T-Mobile might be gearing up to do so in the near future, as the carrier has started reaching out to people, inviting them to take part in a “soak test” for an upcoming firmware update.
T-Mobile Moto X Android 4.4.2 Update Might Not Be Far Off original content from Ubergizmo.
Android 4.4 KitKat update might have arrived in record time for the Moto X back when it was first released, but Motorola’s flagship smartphone was overshadowed by its younger sibling which became the first of the company’s mobile devices to receive the Android 4.4.2 update. Since then many Moto X owners have wondered aloud when they’ll get the update on their device as well. Recently one Verizon Moto X owner received the update on their device, and now it has popped up on a Sprint subscriber’s Moto X.
Merely a few weeks after it went on sale during the holiday shopping season, Motorola has once again decided to slash the price of the Moto X smartphone, originally released back in August 2013. At first the off contract price was $549, but earlier this month the company permanently dropped it to $399. Through this new sale, the company is offering an additional $100 off, meaning that this smartphone can be purchased on any carrier of the customer’s choice, off contract, for just $299. The only catch is that customers must make the purchase between 3 to 4 PM ET on Monday, January 27th.
One of the awesome features of the Moto X would be its customizability where customers could choose to change the backplate of their handset from a plastic finish, to a wooden one. Prior to the release of the bamboo backplate, it was estimated that it …
When the Moto X was first announced, its availability was limited to just the US, but last we heard, the phone could be making its way to Europe and sure enough it has as Motorola has officially announced that the Moto X smartphone will be available in the UK and Gemrany starting on the 1st of February 2014. The Moto X is a rather unique handset because while it might not necessarily come with the fancy hardware and high-end features like other Android devices, it does come with pretty interesting software features, such as the always-listening mode that allows users to activate their phone without touching it at all, along with the Moto Maker feature that allows for further customization of the device.
In any case it seems that the UK and Germany will not be the recipient of the Moto Maker feature, at least not initially, but presumably it will be added at a later date. For those living in the UK, you will be able to pick up the handset fully unlocked for £380 which is around $624 after conversion, while those in Germany can expect to pay €429. Despite the Moto X’s unique features, it will be interesting to see how well it will be received in the UK and Germany. After all with MWC around the corner, we expect newer and more powerful smartphones, which means that forking out £380 for the Moto X might not be as attractive compared to a few months ago. What do you guys think? Any of our UK/Germany readers planning on picking up the Moto X?
Moto X Announced For The UK And Germany, Arriving 1st February original content from Ubergizmo.
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As it stands, Motorola’s Moto X is only available in the states at the moment. Motorola had initially dismissed the idea of bringing it to other countries, like the UK, but thanks to recent hints, it has been suggested that Motorola is now starting to consider launching the Moto X in other markets, like the EMEA regions, for example. Now thanks to invites Motorola has started to send out to publications based in the UK, a launch in Europe certainly sounds imminent. The event has been scheduled for the 14th of January 2014 and while the Moto X handset was not mentioned specifically, the invite expects that Motorola will “welcome a new addition to the European Motorola family of products.”
The folks at Droid-Life attempted to pry more information from Motorola at CES 2014, but were only told that they had an announcement and that they planned to broaden their geographic footprint. However thanks to a job listing found on Motorola UK’s website, it has been suggested that Motorola is looking for someone to setup Moto Maker in the UK, which we can only assume is for the Moto X. Either way for those living in Europe and eager to get the Moto X, the 14th of January is definitely a day you will want to mark down on your calendars, and be sure to check back with us as well as we will keep you updated on Motorola’s announcement! So, any of our readers from Europe excited by this piece of news?