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The Moto G will launch with Android 4.4 in the U.S.

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The Moto G will launch with Android 4.4 in the U.S.
When Motorola first announced the Moto G, it was very clear that while the Moto G was launching with Android 4.3, it promised the device would get the update to Android 4.4 in January. Later on in the announcement, Motorola noted that while the device would be released right away in some regions, it wouldn't be released in the U.S. until January.

That at least gave us the idea to hope that when the device launched in the U.S., it might come preloaded with Android 4.4 KitKat, but we couldn't be sure. Now, we can be sure because Motorola has confirmed it. Motorola SVP Mark Randall told Omio recently, "Wave 2, products that we ship after Christmas, will start with KitKat [...] Wave 2 is in the US; there’s South East Asia, and other countries."

Wave 1 was the initial release of the device that happened two days ago along with the announcement. That meant the device was released in Brazil and some European markets. Wave 2 happens in January and includes North America, Asia, and more European countries. 

source: Omio via Android Central

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posted on 15 Nov 2013, 14:13

1. RedFox (Posts: 15; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Great news since I live in the middle east which is gonna be on wave 2 list .. I may be greedy but I hope to see a new moto tablet with the same strategy as moto g ..

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 15:37

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2864; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


This is an extremely appealing device. I really want to get the Nexus 5 and use it on AT&T's Aiowireless prepaid service but I might just have to get this phone instead.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 15:46 1

3. Cyberchum (Posts: 200; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


What about Africa Moto??????

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 18:49

7. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


You can't launch phones in Africa. They would all get stolen.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 16:54

4. GeneralTsosChicken (Posts: 22; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Moto Doesnt Want To Catch Aids, So It Stays Out Of Africa.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 18:07 4

5. siggy25 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Sounds racist to me.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:55

6. unlimitedwireless49 (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Can't wait! Good phone GREAT Price!

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