Motorola Moto G dual-SIM gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in India

motorola-moto-gMoto G in India has finally received the much-awaited Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. This update comes exactly a week after we had reported about the roll-out.

The update is 230.7MB big so make sure you update your phone over Wi-Fi. Once updated, the phone will get a new dialer app, SMS/MMS integration into Google Hangouts, a new editing feature in the photo gallery and support for printing via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Google Cloud Print. Additionally, KitKat also brings a redesigned status bar, battery efficiency, and more colored emojis.

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In case, you haven’t got a notification for the update, you can follow these steps;

  1. Go to settings -> About Phone.
  2. Select System Updates
  3. Click on download and once that is done, Install.

To recap, Moto G was launched in India on February 5, and has been a runaway success since then. You can read our review of the Moto G here.

The update changelog follows:

Android™ 4.4.2, KitKat® Android 4.4.2, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, colour emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
Phone dialer Improved the phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts and search your corporate directory easily.
Gallery – Photo editing  Added new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping and adjustments to colour, exposure, contrast and more.
Printing documents and pictures Added support for printing photos, Google Docs, Gmail messages and other content via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services such as Google Cloud Print and HP ePrinters.
Hangouts – SMS/MMS support Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app.
  • MOTO G FANBOY

    Promise is a Promise…..Hats off to Motorola!!!!!

  • Avinash Jagnani

    already updates this little monster . hats off to motorola

  • Max

    Are included missing languages for operating system?

  • Rishabh

    updating right now. So happy with this. It will only strengthen Motorola’s hold in the Indian smartphone market

  • Rohit Jain

    Can anyone please tell me how to reduce the number of homescreens? Also, I am not getting Google Now on the left most homescreen! Plus I cannot see Ok! Google anymore.

  • Satyamev Jayate

    Guy Be careful , After Update my Wifi which was Good with Connection in Moto G, is no more connecting , even did all resets, but looks like Radio issue, there may be some fix to this, until then try to postpone this update until they fix the issue

  • Rohit

    Just a question though, while updating i chose the option to wi-fi only
    (unfortunately), only to find out later that my Airtel connection at
    home is 802.1x secured and everytime i try to add it it shows
    ‘authentication problem’..
    Is there anyway, i can change the option of software update to ‘Wi-Fi or Mobile Network’ now?