Things have just gotten sweeter for Moto X, G, and E users as Android 4.4.3 is on its way

Things have just gotten sweeter for Moto X, G, and E users as Android 4.4.3 is on its way
Although we're yet to see Motorola make something major happen, we're still quite impressed with the manufacturer's latest endeavors. The Moto X, Moto G (LTE), and Moto E smartphones have delivered pretty high value considering their modest price-tags, and what's even more impressive is the immediacy with which Motorola has been updating its line-up.

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.

source: Motorola



1. peace247 unregistered

What about moto g India.....??

2. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

patience young padawan...

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012


15. ashwinjoze

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

Need sweeter KitKat soon :-)

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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 unregistered

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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Just as the iPhone, it proves specs really don't matter.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The iPhone has optimization on its side

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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 unregistered

I assume you're referring to my comment about the specs? Well I stand correct on that one.

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

No, you changed your tune about the updates finally.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 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 unregistered

Excellent performance doesn't change the fact that it's a midrange phone.

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

And a high end flagship phone doesn't guarantee it performs well.

7. Gsizzle

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I really want Motorola to dethrone Samsung and take over the helm of Android.

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

Ha. They're not even a top 10 worldwide performer. Good luck with that.

16. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

My Nexus 5 just upgraded to 4.4.3.... I hit the software update button and it was waiting, it was about 80mb+

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