Moto G dual-SIM variant starts receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in India

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Moto G dual-SIM variant starts receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in India
Motorola has reportedly started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for its recently launched Moto G in India.

The news comes via a XDA developer forum member named 'mannulko', who has posted a screenshot of the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update notification on the Moto G.

According to the Moto G's screenshot, the Android 4.4.2 update weighs 230.7 MB and carries the build version of 171.44.31.en.03. Notably, earlier this month, the Moto G dual-SIM variant received the Android KitKat update in Malaysia with the same build number.

(Also see: Moto G review)

The update notification screenshot reveal some the highlights of the update, which includes the latest version of the Android OS (Android 4.4.2 KitKat); new phone dialler app, and new Google Hangouts version that supports messages and MMS.

Some of the new features rolled out with the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Moto G includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars; new colour emoji support; new full-screen mode; improved 'touch to focus' and new photo editing features in the default Gallery app; support for printing photos from Google Docs, Gmail, and other content on phone via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services like Google Cloud Print and HP ePrinters.

It's worth pointing out that Motorola announced the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update over-the-air (OTA) for Moto G in December last year, which was ahead of the expected rollout.

Motorolalaunched the Moto G dual-SIM phone in 8GB and 16GB storage variants at Rs. 12,499 and Rs. 13,999 respectively. The company also announced a range of accessories like the Moto G Back Cover at Rs. 899, the Grip Cover at Rs. 1,099 and the Moto G Flip Cover at Rs. 1,599.

The Moto G features a 4.5-inch HD 'edge-to-edge' display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels (translating to a pixel density of 329ppi) and boasts of a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen. Powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with an Adreno 305 GPU, the Moto G features 1GB of RAM. On the optics front, the Moto G sports a 5-megapixel rear camera along with an LED flash and also includes a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera supports HD (720p) video recording.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent pricing
  • Runs Android 4.4.2, the most recent version
  • Decent specs for the price
  • Bad
  • Non-expandable storage
  • Average camera performance
Display 4.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Front Camera 1.3-megapixel
Rear Camera 5-megapixel
Storage 8GB
Battery Capacity 2070mAh
OS Android 4.3
Resolution 720x1280 pixels

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