Android 4.4.3 now rolling out to Motorola's GSM Moto G

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: June 9, 2014

Motorola Moto G front

Just days after the T-Mobile-flavored Moto X began receiving its update to Android 4.4.3, it’s now time for another member of the Motorola family to taste the latest flavor of KitKat.

Motorola is now rolling the Android 4.4.3 update to the GSM Moto G, less than a week after it said it would push the new software to the U.S. and Brazilian Moto G variants. The changelog for the update is as follows:

  • Android™ 4.4.3, KitKat®: Android 4.4.3, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. This release includes several stability, framework and security fixes in addition to accuracy improvements to the power profile.
  • Camera - Pause video recording: Added the ability to pause video recording with a convenient pause/resume button on the viewfinder.
  • Updated Phone dialer: Updated Phone dialer with a new graphical layout and colors to improve consistency and usability.
  • Enables Motorola Alert Application download: New Motorola Alert application sends periodic alerts with your location to your selected contacts. Now available for download from the Google Play Store.

According to xda-developers, the Moto G’s bump up to Android 4.4.3 comes in at 169MB in size. To manually check for the update on your own device, you can head into About phone > System updates > Download.

Google’s own Nexus hardware began receiving Android 4.4.3 last week, so it’s awesome to see Motorola continue its streak of offering prompt Android OS updates with this Moto G push. We’re still waiting for the Verizon and Boost Mobile versions of the Moto G to get their own taste of 4.4.3, so here’s to hoping that those updates get approved and rolled out in the near future.

Via Android and Me, xda-developers, Motorola

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