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Motorola Moto G Android KitKat now rolling out – in the USA only; UK, still on track for January

Google owned company Motorola has released the news that its high-end, budget Moto G mobile phone is getting an Android 4.4 KitKat update, from today.

This is ahead of schedule and by a whole month, where Omio was told at its launch event, KitKat would arrive, by the end of January.

That was in the UK, where the USA version would ship with Android 4.4 – already installed.

Motorola shipped the UK version with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, where the USA sales of the devices started a month ahead of the original timetable.

That was with the same UK Android version, where the KitKat update will also be way ahead of the company’s competitor’s roll out – with only 4.3 Jelly Bean just arriving, on most products.

It notes that KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, and a new full-screen mode, plus colour emoji support.

This is along with improved closed captioning; stronger security; smarter power use, with more tools and capabilities, for better app development.

The phone dialler has also seen a reworking, with the camera’s focus and exposure.

Gallery has gained photo editing, with printing documents and pictures added.

Moto G owners will receive an over the air message about the update, or it can be checked/evoked, manually.

This is from the settings’ menu, with about phone being selected, followed by system updates.

Check out our hands-on pictures of the phone, along with our video walkthrough – by a product spokesperson – plus all the best Moto G deals, on OMIO today.

UPDATE:

Motorola has been in touch with Omio, will the following statement relating to the UK roll out of Android 4.4 KitKat - to Moto G handsets:

“Aligned with our commitment to guaranteed upgrades, we have a planned software upgrade to Android 4.4 (KitKat) for Moto G users in the UK from January 2014.” 

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Rob Kerr