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

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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


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a chief financial officer and licensed CPA in Durham, North Carolina. Jeff has owned an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses an LG G3 and a Nexus 7 (2013). Recently Jeff added Google Glass to his stable of tech gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and 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 in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.


  • Dillon Shepherd

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