The update is aimed at global GSM and US GSM models
Motorola is one of the few companies to offer the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat to lots of its products. The Moto X is one of the first smartphones to receive the said upgrade, followed by other devices such as DROID Maxx, ULTRA and Mini.Today, the US-based handset maker announced it has just started the rollout of the highly anticipated Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Motorola Moto G earlier than expected.
For those unfamiliar with Motorola's software update scheduled, the KitKat upgrade for Moto G should have arrived in early 2014, but the handset maker managed to deliver it a few weeks ahead of schedule.
According to Motorola, this update is aimed at all Global GSM and US GSM Moto G devices purchased online in the United States. Customers that purchased the Moto G through carriers and other regions will receive the update "soon".
Moto G owners who have already been notified on the update should download and install software build 172.44.4.falcon_umts.Retail.en.US (Global GSM) or 172.44.4.falcon_umts.AWSRetail.en.US (US GSM), and restart their phones.
In order to manually check for the update simply head over to Settings / About phone / System updates / Download. Keep in mind Android 4.4.2 KitKat is pushed OTA (over the air), so it might take a while until it reaches all Moto G devices.
Make sure your phone's battery is at least 50% charged and that it's connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network in order to avoid mobile data charges (if any) and for a fastest upgrade.
Immediately after the upgrade is successfully completed, Moto G uses will notice lots of new features and improvements.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat comes with lots of 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.
The phone's camera now features 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.