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Android 4.4 KitKat coming to Moto X in “a matter of weeks”

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Google’s(s goog) latest mobile OS will have a new home in the Moto X very soon. According to Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside on Wednesday, the Moto X will receive and update to Android 4.4 KitKat “in a matter of weeks.”

This is great news for Moto X owners, as Android KitKat brings a host of new features and improvements to Android. This faster-than-expected update is likely possible because the Moto X currently runs a relatively stock version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which makes it easier to update to the latest version. It also can’t hurt that Google owns Motorola.

Of course, this update will still have to be approved and distributed by the carriers, so it’ll likely take more than just a few weeks before it actually appears on your phone. But this is a step in the right direction for Motorola, which will likely be one of the first OEMs to make KitKat available.