Some old Motorola smartphones have started getting the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat OS update.
The handsets confirmed to experience the Kitkat OS include Droid RAZR M (including the developer edition model), Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD. The Atrix HD and Electrify M will also receive updates.
The updates are understood to be confirmed but the dates set for rolling them out to the respective handsets are yet to be disclosed, reports Android Authority.
From the above list of confirmed handsets for the Android 4.4 Kitkat update, one can safely assume that Google has commenced pushing the OS to older handsets, as it was rumoured by several online sources.
It has also been revealed that Moto X, the Google-owned company's flagship smartphone, has started receiving the Android 4.4 Kitkat OS update.
In addition to this, Motorola has also mentioned that the rollout will take place in "phases" and may take from several days to weeks to reach the users.
The Android Kitkat OS is believed to bring some Moto X-specific changes to the handsets, such as touchless control improvements and others. Following are the interface changes expected to take place:
- Enhanced phone dialer as the users can now search for numbers directly from the dial pad.
- More gallery effects are expected to come with the update. Effects such as Posterize, Highlights and Edges are also believed to arrive additionally. The users can also use the Draw Feature to annotate images.
- All conversations such as texts, video calls and others will be clubbed together in the new hangout app. User will be able to send animated gifs and share their location.
- The Google keyboard will now include colourful emojis in the text messages.
- An updated camera app will let users take control of both focus and exposure, by just a simple dragging motion.
- Redesigned status and navigation bars, new full-screen mode will be also included.