Moto G Adopts Android KitKat Earlier than Expected

Moto G Adopts Android KitKat Earlier than ExpectedMotorola is proud to announce that it has started rolling out to its Moto G device the latest Android operating system, 4.4 KitKat. The smartphone manufacturer reiterated that the rollout is ahead of schedule. When Moto G was launched in November, the company assured its users that KitKat would be delivered to the handset by the first quarter of 2014.

In a statement, Motorola vice president of product management Punit Soni said the company is happy and excited to start delivering the new OS ahead of its original timetable. He hinted that the early rollout is expected to help bolster sales of the device.

KitKat started being delivered to Moto G handsets this weekend. The update has been introduced first to those who purchased their Moto G units from Amazon.com or Motorola.com in the US. But Motorola assured that the updated Android version would arrive on all other Moto G carriers in other countries ‘soon.’ The company refused to give a timetable for that.

Android KitKat

KitKat is an exciting OS update because of its new and interesting features. For one, this new Android version could facilitate printing of photos and emails from the user’s phone. This is something that easily distinguishes itself from the preceding Android versions.

Android 4.4 also revamped the status as well as navigation bars. There are many other added features that make it more attractive. Users could rave about the OS’ new and full-screen mode and color emoji functions. There are also significant improvements for security, power use, and closed captioning.

Motorola has also been delivering KitKat to users of its other smartphone model, Moto X. It has started updating the OS of its users who are on Sprint and US Cellular. It also previously released the new software for all Moto X users who are subscribed to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The update is also coming to Moto X users who are in Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini.

Moto G

Moto G is being touted as the other flagship smartphone of Motorola, aside from Moto X. The GSM version of the phone (8GB) now costs $179 without any contract. It also comes without unlockable bootloader and SIM lock. The 16GB version is priced at $199.

The smartphone features a 4.5-inch display with 720 pixels and 329 pixels per inch. It operates on 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.

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