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Motorola: Moto G will launch in America with Android 4.4 KitKat

Google owned company Motorola has announced its Moto G mobile phone, which has features found in high-end smartphones, only at a more affordable price point: £135.

This is a quad-core CPU that out performs the Galaxy S4, and with a 4.5-inch 1,280 x 720 HD, 329ppi display, it has a higher spec than the iPhone 5s.

At its launch event, Omio had a meeting with Magnus Ahlqvist, Motorola’s Corporate Vice President of Europe Middle East and Africa, and Marcus Frost, Senior Marketing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

A second press briefing took place with Mark Randal, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations, where we asked him about the exact timeframe for the Android 4.4 KitKat roll out.

This was after Motorola publically guaranteed the Moto G will be getting the newest version of Android.

“It’ll be by the end of January”

“Here is the way to think about it: we have different waves of releases”

“UK, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, France: are in what we call Wave 1”

“And wave 1 will release with 4.3 [Android Jelly Bean], and by the end of January, all those people will get onto 4.4”

“Wave 2, products that we ship after Christmas, will start with KitKat”

“So if you think about it, everyone by the end of January will have KitKat”

“Wave 2 is in the US; there’s South East Asia, and other countries”

“Overall, the device will be in more than 30 countries, with 60 carrier or channel partners”

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Rob Kerr