A few OEMs have amazed us this year by delivering timely updates. HTC and Motorola are ahead in the game with flagships from both manufacturers are already running the latest version of Android. The Google-owned company has even delivered version 4.4 KitKat to Moto X carrier models in the US and now, its mid-range Moto G smartphone as well as the latest Droids on Verizon have been treated to the newest platform.
Motorola has announced on its official blog that the latest firmware brings Android 4.4.2 to Moto G models which were purchased through its own website and Amazon in the US only. The company also notes that the update will also be rolled out to other locations soon.
— Verizon Wireless (@VZWnews) December 19, 2013
KitKat introduces various enhancements on the Moto G. They include enhanced Touchless Control where you can unlock your device with a PIN via voice input, the latest camera features found on the Moto X and improved Active Display that’s now said to be bug-free. Smartphone owners can also install a new holiday-themed start-up animation which is accessible through the Play store as the Motorola Boot Services application.
Android 4.4 KitKat for the Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini is being rolled out in phases, states Verizon via Twitter. The camera enhancements are also included for the Droid smartphones. More details on the update can be found on the support website by clicking here. The carrier also notes that the firmware is being pushed in phases.
While the Razr M, HD and Maxx HD version are going to be left on 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Developer Edition Razr HD is supposed to receive a taste of KitKat. However, there’s no word on when the smartphone will get updated.