Things have just gotten sweeter for Moto X, G, and E users as Android 4.4.3 is on its way
Yet another such example of better-than-expected software support is happening now, as Motorola's Steve Horowitz, SVP of Software Engineering, has single-handedly announced that Android 4.4.3, which is the latest version of the platform, has been released for certain Moto X, G, and E models. To be more specific, Android 4.4.3 is currently available for the following models:
- Motorola Moto X by T-Mobile US;
- Motorola Moto G (plus the LTE version) that was bought online in the US, or from a retail store in Brazil;
- Motorola Moto E that was bought online in the US.
As you may guess, this software brings a host of bug fixes and other usability improvements. In terms of features, it replaces the dialer with the newest one, which has a brighter color scheme. Meanwhile, there are some more specific functionalities being introduced to Motorola's handsets. The Moto X is said to get better camera image quality, along with a more consistent exposure and improved LED flash performance. Both the Moto X and Moto G are getting the option to pause and resume a video recording, as well as the new Motorola Alert app, which has been designed to give "peace of mind" to people close to you by sending them periodic messages. Sadly, the Moto E isn't getting anything special, but the fact that such a budget device is receiving the latest and greatest Android version, while some flagships are still on the waiting list, should be enough of a treat.
3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1022; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Well done Moto well done... Every OEM take a lesson. Instead of release multiple flagship and a million other devices (mid and low) keep to a minimum number with great specs for price and update every phone at least for 2 years.
4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Well I wouldn't say the X has great specs but it's nice Motorola finally shed their notorious no update policy.
5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Just as the iPhone, it proves specs really don't matter.
14. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1893; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
They optimized Android for the X, that's why it runs as good as it does. Do any search about Moto X and optimization if you don't believe me.
6. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
It's nice to see you finally change part of your tune. It's only taken 1 and 3/4 of a year of solid, consistent updates from Motorola for you to acknowledge their new track record.
10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I assume you're referring to my comment about the specs? Well I stand correct on that one.
17. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
No, you changed your tune about the updates finally.
8. Scott93274 (Posts: 1353; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Specs are just number on a sheet. The X has excellent performance and aside from the Google play edition phones and Nexus devices, Motorola has been beating all other OEMs with Android updates for its Moto line. They're on top of things and deserving recognition for their efforts.
11. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Excellent performance doesn't change the fact that it's a midrange phone.
12. Scott93274 (Posts: 1353; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
And a high end flagship phone doesn't guarantee it performs well.
7. Gsizzle (Posts: 35; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
I really want Motorola to dethrone Samsung and take over the helm of Android.
18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Ha. They're not even a top 10 worldwide performer. Good luck with that.
16. ZombieHunter (Posts: 28; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)
My Nexus 5 just upgraded to 4.4.3.... I hit the software update button and it was waiting, it was about 80mb+