The Dual-SIM variant of Motorola’s Moto G might be a recent addition to the market but its seems that Motorola has decided not to take things lightly at all when it comes to software updates. The only down side the dual-sim variant came with, that it was still running on Android 4.3 has now been taken care of starting with Malaysia. The Android 4.4 KitKat update is rolling out via OTA (over the air) and it comes at 230MB so don’t forget to use a Wi-Fi network if you have one or as I always say in case of mobile data download that “you may end up paying for this software update”.
Features and changes in the Android 4.4 KitKat update
- Android™ 4.4, KitKat® : Android 4.4.2, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, colour emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
- 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.
- 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 colour, 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 such as 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.
The update will be arriving to more and more countries soon so be patient if you don’t have it just yet, while doing so consider that the Samsung Galaxy S4 owners who payed almost three times for what you did are still waiting for it and laugh out loud 😀 😀