Moto G Android 4.4 KitKat update goes global
Last month, Motorola started the rollout of the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Moto G units sold in the US – and only those. Devices sold in other countries were said to get the update sometime in January, as originally promised back when the handset was announced.
Well, it’s January now – so yes, the update seems to have gone global starting today. Reports are coming in from German Moto G owners that have already been offered the update (and have the screenshots to prove it – see the image below). Motorola itself has posted the details of the update on its UK website, which means the rollout should start over there too in a short while (if it hasn’t already). And we can safely assume that more countries will follow, as there has been no indication from Motorola that the updates will be geographically limited in any way for units sold outside of the US of A.
The update weighs in at around 174,5 MB, so you’ll have to download it via Wi-Fi. The changelog isn’t incredibly long, as most of the new features are part of the KitKat release itself – one of the perks of the fact that Motorola is now using almost stock Android on its smartphones.
If you’re interested in going through the full list of changes, you can find that right here. As always, note that such rollouts are staggered, and may not reach your particular device right away. So you’ll have to be patient. But at least you now know that the update is on its way to you.