Motorola is finally prepared to start rolling out the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to the European version of Moto G as well. Let us tell you from the start that we consider this device as being one of the most impressive affordable smartphones from the current market, being equipped with specs such a 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of no less than 720 x 1280 pixels, as well as a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, a 2,070 mAh Li-Ion battery and both 5-megapixel rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel front-facing cameras. So, what better news than this promised Android 4.4 KitKat update which is now available in Europe and should be coming to your device OTA in the near future?
We won’t hide the fact that this upgrade is nothing else than a simple minor bump up from 4.4 with a limited number of new functionalities, but its several bug fixes and stability improvements could make a huge difference.
Once the update arrives, all Motorola Moto G owners can expect to receive the latest enhancements of this most recent release the Android platform. We are referring to a new full-screen mode, a stronger security, as well as a restyled status and navigation bars. Even more, don’t leave aside the new photo editing options among we can mention advanced cropping, adjustments to color, exposure, contrast, as well as a variety of filter effects, while the new Phone dialer comes with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, as well as to see and tap the contacts that you use the most.
Google’s hangouts app is also included as a standard now, with the Android 4.4.2 installed on your Motorola device. Hangout supports both SMS and MMS messaging, but if you’d still like using a different app for texts, then all you have to do is setting the default app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app. When it comes to printing documents and pictures, this time we are talking about support for printing, Google documents, photos and more via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and hosted services like the popular Google Cloud Print.
And in terms of accessory, this latest version offers support for your Square credit card reader, but if you were thinking of Galaxy Gear, this option is out of the question. For all those who are after a decent inexpensive Android device, this Motorola Moto G could be exactly what they’ve been looking for, especially now with KitKat OS included, but we can assure you that the support for Samsung Galaxy Gear will never be a part of this bargain. Things already look much better than we’d be expecting, so that’s one of those few situation when we simply end up saying that we don’t feel like asking for anything more.
As for those currently owning the European Moto G version and still have not received this latest OTA update, we have only one advice. You can head into ‘Settings’, then into the ‘About Device’ section and select ‘Check for Updates’, as our source also stated. If you find a message saying that ‘Your device is up to date’, there is no reason to be worried about that, as long as it might take a little longer for the update to reach every single handset out there and there’s no chance for yours to be skipped from the list. And if you’ve already gotten this Android 4.4.2 update, let us know how it is indeed as good as anticipated or if you miss your old version.