Moto G update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat starts rolling out ahead of schedule


When the Moto G was released last month. Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside indicated the device would be updated to Android 4.4. KitKat by the end of January. Apparently being connected to Google comes with some benefits, like the ability to accelerate the development and release of Android updates for Motorola devices. Moto G owners will be happy to know that the update to KitKat is now rolling out to their devices, well ahead of schedule.

Along with the update to the operating system, Motorola is including other improvements. These include an improved phone dialer with improved search functions; improvements to the camera app, especially in the touch to focus feature; and new photo editing capabilities in the Gallery app.

Motorola also says users will benefit from additional support for print capabilities; the new version fo Google Hangouts with support for SMS/MMS messaging; and better support for the Square credit card reader.

Owners of the Moto G should see a notification appear on their phone to let them know an update is ready. If they can’t wait for that, they can head to Settings –> About phone –> System updates and then download and install the update manually.

source: Motorola

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • Dillon Shepherd

    holy shit moto… almost as fast as a Google play edition device. good job guys