Android 4.4.2 KitKat Rolling Out OTA to the U.S. and Global Variants of the Moto G


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Motorola is keeping up with their recent trend of updating their devices to the newest version of Android very quickly. The new Moto G smartphone will soon get the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update OTA. The update will start rolling today to both the U.S variant and the Global variant. This update is more than just the KitKat OS though. it also includes a number of fixes and feature enhancements.

Here's the changelog:

  • Android 4.4, KitKat: Android 4.4.2, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
  • Phone dialer: Improved the phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search your corporate directory easily.
  • Camera – Focus and exposure: Enhanced the “touch to focus” option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo’s focus and exposure.
  • Gallery – Photo editing: Added new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments to color, exposure, contrast and more.
  • Printing documents and pictures: Added support for printing photos, Google Docs, GMail messages, and other content via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services like Google Cloud Print and HP ePrinters.
  • Hangouts – SMS/MMS support: Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app.
  • Accessory support: Added support for Square credit card reader.
Of course, as usual, this update will roll out in stages, so it might take a while to actually hit all devices. Give it a few days to a week and you should see it on your Moto G. Kudos to Motorola for getting ultra-competitive again.

Source: Motorola