Good news for all you proud owners of the Motorola Moto G smartphone! Motorola has announced that they have officially released the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat upgrade for all Moto G customers just in time for the holidays.
When the Moto G was launched last month, Motorola had promised that they would be delivering the Android KitKat upgrade to their devices by early 2014. However, it seems that Motorola engineers have worked round the clock to get the promised KitKat update before the end of 2013.
Apart from the obvious updates brought upon by the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS, Motorola has also added a few more enhancements and features. We are reproducing the official change-log below:
- 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.
Motorola has shown incredible commitment to delivering timely updates to the Moto G. We are really impressed and wish that other smartphone manufacturers should also learn a thing or two from Motorola. Of course, we can’t help but think that Motorola has a slightly unfair advantage over its rivals being a Google company.
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