The Moto X owners have had a lot to be happy about over the last 12 months. Over the weekend that joyous time is extended even further as the Sprint Moto X is getting updated to Android 4.4.3 KitKat while the Galaxy S4 Mini owners on the same carrier network are only getting the Android 4.4.2 rolling out at the same time. The update for the Moto X boosts the OS to a newer KXA21.12-L1.22 version of Android 4.4.3 KitKat.

Each increment that’s come in since the original 4.4 Kitkat has only given us small doses of goodness and in my opinion as it keeps going on towards 4.5 ‘Lollipop’ they keep getting smaller. Furthermore, this isn’t the first time we see this software, and we are well into looking at 4.4.4 Kitkat now that started rolling out last week to many of the Galaxy Nexus range. However, this is the start of the rollout process for people subscribed to the phone carrier Sprint and using a Moto X.

Android 4.4.3

There are several features worth heeding in this software update that you will want to know about. The camera has a new pause and resumes button for when recording video that lets users quickly put a halt to the footage. That is only for the video and not for the photos. The phone dialer is constantly getting changes implemented over the years, and it will renew for as long as we can image because it is a key part of a smartphone. We see further graphic updates here yet again, and it does look great. Even though, the Moto X retains its 10 megapixel rear-facing shooter and 2 megapixel front-facing shooter this software update also improves the image quality. The pictures taken will have better exposure (in photo terms), better flash coloring and better low light conditions. Apart from that there is many bug fixes, stability improvements, security and framework improvements and more.

To get your KXA21.12-L1.22 firmware head over to your smartphone now, turn it on and travel to Settings>About Phone >System Updates and then Check Now. It will ping back the results and let you know if it has come in over the air for your device. If not do not worry because it takes time before it gets around to everybody. In the severest case scenario, we suspect the last of you to get it in a week or even longer depending on how many people it needs to find its way to.

Owners will find an automatic notification appearing in the status update when it comes in OTA. However, if you feel like it might not have come then you can also do the manual steps that I included.

These installation coming from the official carrier are always low risk, but we still recommend you take a full backup before starting. Use the 16 GB of built-in storage space to backup contacts or sync them with the Google account assigned to the handset. You should also backup call logs, SMS and MMS texts, market applications, photo albums, video and everything else that you have added that you don’t want to risk losing. If you don’t find it comfortable backing up you can use apps available from the Google Play Store such as helium to help you have a better experience.

The new version marks the fifth significant upgrade in software since its arrival. The Moto X started with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It followed on with 4.3, 4.4, 4.4.2 and now finally 4.4.3. If you are pondering about improving your handset to the new Moto X+1 or any other future top-end handset under the Motorola name, it’s good to know that they are looking after them software-wise thus far.

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