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

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‚Äôs 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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Moto G
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 2070 mAh

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7 Comments

1. RedFox

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 25, 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 ..

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

3. Cyberchum

Posts: 1090; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What about Africa Moto??????

7. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

4. GeneralTsosChicken

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

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

5. siggy25

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Sounds racist to me.

6. unlimitedwireless49

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Can't wait! Good phone GREAT Price!

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