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Moto X, Moto G and Moto E soon To get Android 4.4.3. update


Every time a new OS update comes for Android, Nexus and Google Play Edition devices are usually the first to get it. Devices from other OEMs have to wait for a long time (too long sometimes) to get their hands on the update. Even the flagship devices have to wait for a long time.android-4.4.3

Well Motorola certainly seems to buck this trend. Just after a day Android 4.4.3 Kitkat was announced by Google, Motorola has already announced the update for 3 of its devices Moto X, Moto G and Moto E on their official blog. The OTA updates for the Motorola trio is likely to be started rolling in next 3-4 days.

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The update will first roll out to unlocked(T-Mobile) Moto X owners, Moto G users who bought online in the US or from retail in Brazil and Moto E users who bought online in the US.

So what extra features will your Moto devices gets in the new 4.4.3 update? Apart from the various stability, security & framework fixes, here’s what extra stuff your Moto devices will get:

Moto X

  • Camera: Improved image quality, better consistency of exposure, more realistic flash coloring, improved pictures in low light using front camera
  • Video Recording: Added the ability to pause/resume video recording with a convenient button on viewfinder.
  • Dialer and People Apps: Updated Dialer and People apps with a slightly changed User Interface and new colors.
  • Moto Alert: This new application will allow you to send periodic alerts with your location to your selected contacts.

Moto G

  • Video Recording: Added the ability to pause/resume video recording with a convenient button on viewfinder.
  • Dialer and People Apps: Updated Dialer and People apps with a slightly changed User Interface and new colors.
  • Moto Alert: This new application will allow you to send periodic alerts with your location to your selected contacts.

Moto E

  • Dialer and People Apps: Updated Dialer and People apps with a slightly changed User Interface and new colors.

One  more ability that this new 4.4.3 update will bring to all the three devices is the ability to hide the Carrier name in the status bar from settings as the Motorola as shown by a screenshot posted by Motorola VP of Product management, Punit Soni. The weird thing about the screenshot is it’s resolution. It’s in 1080p. As Motorola currently doesn’t have any 1080p phone, we can only assume the screenshot was taken from a test Moto X+1.

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What’s more, Motorola has also promised its low-end offering Moto E users that they will get another major update. That’s an impressive feat considering that the lower-end offerings from other OEMs never get any OS updates.

So how could Motorola push OS updates so fast and other OEMs can’t? One of the main reasons behind the quick update cycle of Motorola’s Moto series is that they’re almost stock Android with just a few extra features that are actually useful unlike the devices from other OEMs which are bloated with mostly useless OEM stuff. Motorola’s approach is definitely a step in the right direction. Because of the OS being close to stock Android, phone runs lag free and OS updates are easier to push. So it’s a win-win situation both for the customers and Motorola.

Let us know about your thoughts on the Moto series and the upcoming Moto X+1 in the comments.

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