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Motorola Rolling Out Android 4.4.3

Android KitKat - Yellow Mascot Standing, Moto X

You can rest easy if you were worried that Motorola wouldn’t push early access to Android updates now that it’s soon going to be owned by Lenovo instead of Google. The Moto X, Moto G and Moto E are all graduating to Android 4.4.3 this week and getting a few extra tweaks as well.

The update, which is also hitting Nexus and Google Play Edition devices this week, will initially land on the T-Mobile Moto X, all Moto G units bought online in the U.S. or at retail in Brazil, and all Moto E handsets purchased in the U.S. from Motorola’s website. There’s no word on when other Moto X carrier variants will make the jump to Android 4.4.3, though based on previous updates we doubt you’ll be waiting for very long.

Android 4.4.3 is mainly focused on fixing some bugs still plaguing Google’s KitKat OS. It comes with an improved dialer design along with some security and stability fixes. On top of that, Motorola is offering a better camera on the Moto X so you will hopefully see higher quality photos, better exposure consistency, and improvements to flash and low-light photography. The Moto X and Moto G are getting a new pause/resume button for recording video right in the viewfinder. It also introduces Motorola Alerts, which lets you automatically send out periodic messages to specific contacts so they’ll know you’re OK; it’s a feature we first saw on the Moto E.

The update should already be rolling out to some devices, while other will get it later this week. You can also head to Motorola’s website via the source link below to check for availability in your specific region.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...