Motorola has seemingly hit a sweet spot with its value-for-money thing, offering decent specs and a near-stock Android experience for prices that won’t break the bank. Well, y’know, so long as you have a spare £100 lying around.
Better still, the relatively unspoiled Androidness means speedy software updates, and as such the wallet-friendly Moto G and Moto E – alongside the slightly pricier Moto X – are set to get the KitKat Android 4.4.3 update from this week.
Before we go getting too excited, the KitKat Android 4.4.3 update will hit the US first; there’s no specific mention of the UK on the Official Motorola Blog post.
For what it’s worth, the initial rollout looks like this:
- Moto X: T-Mobile users
- Moto G: users who bought online in the U.S. (includes Moto G 4G LTE) and at retail in Brazil
- Moto E: users who bought online in the U.S. For Moto E users, you are still up for the next major Android update as well. Consider this the cherry on top.
Still, it can’t be too long before the KitKat Android 4.4.3 update makes its way across the Atlantic.
KitKat Android 4.4.3 features include an improved dialer with new colours, alongside the obligatory performance, stability and security enhancements.
For Motorola guys in particular, the Moto X will see improved camera picture quality; there'll be pausing for video recording on the Moto X and Moto G; and something called Motorola Alert – also for the Moto X and Moto G - periodically sends messages to a contact or contacts of your choosing. Hmm.
Anyway, yes, the KitKat Android 4.4.3 update. Rejoice! Eventually.