Login

Motorola releases Android 4.4 update for Moto G ahead of schedule

moto g stock hero

The inexpensive, yet surprisingly good, Motorola Moto G has only been on the market for a couple of weeks, but it's already getting its first major software update. Motorola announced today that Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the latest version of Android available from Google, is now available for the entry level phone. The company had initially expected to release the update in the early part of next year, but it was able to beat that target by a couple of weeks.

Like the Android 4.4 update for the Moto X and other Motorola phones, the Moto G update offers a refined user experience and performance enhancements over the Android 4.3 software that it launched with. It does not, however, include the Google Experience Launcher or Google Caller ID dialer offered on the Nexus 5.

The update will be delivered to Moto G smartphones purchased from Motorola.com and Amazon in the US first, while other regions and carriers will get it in the near future.

The Verge
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.