Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Verizon (NYSE:VZ),

Verizon (NYSE:VZ), the US carrier guaranteed to be a distant fourth in rolling out smartphone updates to users, shocked the Android community with a surprisingly prompt rollout of Android 4.4 KitKat to its Moto X users not even three weeks since Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) unveiled the latest version alongside the Nexus 5. The over-the-air upgrade is so speedy, in fact, that Moto X users are officially running KitKat before Nexus 4 users, who were promised to be first in the upgrade line when they purchased their Google devices last year. Heck, Verizon even beat AT&T (NYSE:T), Sprint (NYSE:S), and T-Mobile (NYSE:TMUS) the other major US carriers supporting the Moto X -- to the update punch.