Moto G receives the Android KitKat treatment – from today!

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Until now if you wanted a phone running the latest version of Android, KitKat, then you’d have been stuck with the Nexus 5. Whilst the Nexus is a great phone, it is always nice to have a bit of choice – which is why there’s good news today as Motorola have started rolling out the 4.4.2 upgrade to their Moto G handsets in the UK.

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The phone has been available since last November – with a “guaranteed upgrade” a key part of the sales package. This comes in tandem with the announcement that the Moto G will also be available shortly on Vodafone in the UK.

The phone itself is a pretty decent mid-range device: sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor that clocks in at 1.2ghz – with 8GB and 16GB of on-board storage available. There’s a 4.5″ display that runs at 1280×768 – so can run 720p HD, and there’s even a 5 megapixel camera in there too.

If you have one, the update should start appearing on your phone in the next week, and updates include a swisher look, better power use, a full screen mode and more emojis. Crucially too, it will guarantee the phone’s compatibility with all of the latest apps, built for the KitKat platform.

A word of warning though – this is also the update that controversially merges text messages and Google Hangouts. So be careful!

James O’Malley
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