Motorola Moto G getting OTA update to fix troublesome bugs

Motorola Moto G getting OTA update to fix troublesome bugs
The Motorola Moto G has been widely regarded as one of the best devices in its price point, but that doesn't mean that the handset hasn't had its share of bugs. Some of them have been quite annoying for the unlucky users who have been affected. But, Motorola has started pushing an update to the GSM versions of the Moto G (aka all but the Verizon model) that will fix the worst of those issues.

The update is version number 174.44.1 and it has been reported to be pushing out to US and UK models of the Moto G, but should be rolling out to the rest of the globe soon enough. On the change log is a fix for a bug that had been causing cell signal loss for users, a fix for low call volume, a wallpaper cropping issue, and a trouble with USB on the Go. 

The cell signal loss issue has been one of the more troublesome issues. We have also heard reports of SMS sending and receiving issues, so we're hoping that this update will fix those issues as well. The update is pushing out now, so if you have a GSM version of the Moto G, you should see it soon enough. 

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52 Comments

1. ady_lad

Posts: 83; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

I just updated my G :)

2. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Ohhhh. I was wondering about the SMS issues. I wasn't sure if it was my service.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't they test these things before they release them?

4. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

It's so minimal, I didn't even notice. Ocassionally I had a dropped SMS, but thought it was related to a carrier.

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Stop trolling. Nothing is perfect at release. Just be glad they're bothering to fix the problems rather than neglect that they even exist.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not trolling. That's what quality control is for. They test the bugs before they send the product to the shelves. An SMS bug is unacceptable. There's no excuse for it happening period.

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

IIRC didn't Apple have an issue with messaging a short while back, to the point that they advised users not to use SMS? As far as updates for bugs showing how well/poor they are tested pre launch, what's with all of the .x updates that Apple issues? Should they simply issue iOS 7.0 and be done with it?

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your point? I didn't target anyone specifically in my comment. Get over it.

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Mxy, if you're going to sit there and self righteously rip on Motorola for minor bugs, you shouldn't be surprised at all of us pointing out the laundry list of bugs that iPhone users have to deal with over every software release.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

An SMS bug isn't minor. I wasn't ripping on Motorola specifically. I was speaking in general for any OEM. I know you were on the defensive you being you when it comes to Motorola. Seems like you've had a relapse, you're back to your old habit again Sniggly.

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Talking about the one with the relapse, Mxy, you had a reasonable phase there, but it seems you've snapped out of it. So, Mxy, did you think it was totally unacceptable for iOS 7 to be released the way it was?

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm still being reasonable. It's you who's gone back to being your old self. I think I just answered your question in a previous comment.

26. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You mean like the original iPhone that didn't even have MMS capability at launch, when even feature phones had that ability?

28. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You're commenting on an article about an update to fix an SMS bug on Motorola phones, and say "Don't they test these things before they release them?" and you're not talking about Motorola? Aren't you the one who always says you only talk about the companies referenced in the article. Whenever someone brings another company into the discussion, you say that the article isn't about them, so why would we assume this time would be any different.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm commenting on a Motorola article yes. So what? I never mentioned another company.

39. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

In the comment I replied to, you said you weren't going after Motorola specifically, but OEMS in general. OEMs would be other companies would it not? What's stupid about this is that it's just you being you when it comes to Motorola. They have a hit with the Moto G, and they have been very on the ball with updates fr not only the X and G, but also the Droid lines. They just recently committed to upgrading the Droid RAZR I to KK, which is a 2012 phone. They're doing better, give it a rest. Will it be the same with Lenovo, who can say? I can't and neither can you. And even if it does go downhill, it's out of Motorola's control. That's what happens when you get bought.

12. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

What about the glaring SSL issue with the iphone and OSX? That was a one line code problem that caused a major security breach that apple didn't know of until someone told them.

13. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

It hasn't bothered me enough to care. I'm not going to sit in a corner and cry because I missed or didn't send one SMS over every hundred. I didn't even know the issue was related to the phone. So, Im glad they even bothered to fix something I didn't know was wrong with the phone in the first place. +1 for Moto.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't cry to me, cry to companies not testing their products.

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

*ahem* iOS 7.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Irrelevant to this article.

21. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's completely relevant to your comment. We're testing your consistency.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well you're consistently dropping the ball

29. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yes or no, Mxy: was it inexcusable of Apple to release broken software in iOS 6 and 7?

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes or no Sniggly: was it inexcusable for Motorola to release broken software in the G?

34. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The software in the Moto G wasn't broken. As noted by people who own it, the main issue, the SMS bug, was barely noticeable. It wasn't all the time even when it happened. On the other hand, iOS 6 AND iOS 7 both had glaring, obvious issues at launch which were so bad they became the stuff of parodies. The legacy of the Moto G at launch and beyond has been "holy crap, for a 200 buck phone this is really nice." I mean, this is the first time these issues were even reported in a news article. My point is, Mxy, you're freaking out over relatively minor bugs which owners barely noticed, yet you said NOTHING and were NOWHERE when it was Apple wrestling with crippling software issues. So I ask you then: have Apple's software screwups been just as unforgivable as the bugs which Motorola just fixed? Give a goddamned straight answer for once, you troll.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apparently it was notable otherwise there wouldn't be an ota update lol. It doesn't matter the frequency of it happening. It happened. lol you know android has a lot of problems to right? Go read some horror stories about the nexus 5. Make yourself look less like a puppet. I'm not even freaking out lol. You are, a sea of tears flowing. A straight answer from someone who's flaming me? My my someone needs a nap. Again I answered your question. Get over it.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Like Apple Maps you mean?

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple Maps has improved a lot. Checkmate.

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