Having semi-Nexus status (it's technically not a Nexus phone, but was developed under Google's watch), the Motorola Moto G was pretty near the head of the queue for the KitKat Android 4.4 update, but as Jan is fond of saying: early adopters be guinea pigs, yo.
We’re hearing that a handful of Moto G users are suffering problems as a direct result of upgrading to KitKat Android 4.4.
The problems are detailed over on the Motorola forums, where user Enly1 has compiled a list of common issues.
They include: loss of mobile signal, the SIM card not being recognised, the Moto G seemingly falling into Airplane mode (without the Airplane mode icon being displayed), and the dreaded “process ‘com.android.phone’ has stopped” error message.
It’s thought that the problem might pertain to mobile data, as the issues don’t occur when data is disabled and Wi-Fi is used instead.
The Moto G KitKat Android 4.4 issues were first reported back in January this year, and Motorola has since fired out a small “176” update to address the issue. Some users report improved performance, though there are still a number of niggles being reported on the thread.
Er, otherwise the Moto G is a great little buy, going for around £100 on PAYG. It can also be unlocked for just a few quid.