TechAndroidKitKat lands on the Moto G in the UK

KitKat lands on the Moto G in the UK


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The first non Nexus device to officially get the update to Kitkat (4.4.2) in the UK is the Moto G. Motorola has just announced that all users of the handset in the UK can now grab Android 4.4.2 and all like better speed and security for the device, a full-screen mode, gallery photo editing and, the new Hangouts. If your Moto G hasn’t notified you just yet about the new version, you can manually update it now.

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Moto G software update is for all users. After installing the software update, you will notice numerous enhancements and changes, including:

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.
Accessory support Added support for Square credit card reader.

If you have not received a notification message for this update, follow the steps below to manually update your phone:

1. Select the Settings icon in the apps menu.
2. Select “About phone”.
3. Select “System updates”.
4. Select “Download”. After the software has been downloaded, select “Install”.
5. Once the software has been installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
6. Your phone is now updated with KLB20.9-1.10-1.9

Have you update to the newest Android (4.4.2) yet on your Moto G, what do you think of it please comment below.

Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

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