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The Android KitKat party has started early for the Moto G now that the device has already started to receive the said update a few weeks early than the stipulated time. The Moto G which was launched just last month running Jelly Bean would get the update sooner than the earlier promised update schedule of early 2014. Those who have purchased their Moto G from Amazon or Motorola.com which includes Global GSM and US GSM versions of the smartphone would get the Android 4.4.2 update right away while for other, the update will be made available soon.
So what does the Android KitKat update bring to the user?
A restyled status bar as well as the changed navigation bars would add a new look to the screen. Users would also get color emoji support and an improved captioning support. It would also provide better security and battery usage would also be improved with the update.
For the Touch to Focus function a circular icon which user can easily drag for the action of focusing the exposure of the photo to be taken. There are also some new photo editing functions added including new filters, advanced cropping function adjustments to color contrast and such other editing issues. Users would be also able to take print of photos taken now as well as other documents like Google docs, messages in Gmail and such. Printers connected to the device via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cloud Print services of Google would get access to this feature.
So far as the apps and functionality of the device goes, the user would find it easier to search contacts from the dial pad, including the corporate directory search. Just a tap would bring up contacts that the user has been in touch frequently. There is also the changed SMS/ MMS function that use hangouts which can be set up as the default app for these activities. The update, adds support for credit card reader as well.
What this all means is that post update the Moto G would be quite similar to the Moto X in functional aspects. Users of the Moto G would get their notification directly when it is available for their set and their region.