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Original Moto G Finally Gets Android 4.4.4 KitKat in the U.S.

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Motorola’s original Moto G is finally getting its Android 4.4.4 KitKat update in the United States, around four months after the release touched down in the United Kingdom. In addition to some welcome security fixes, it also enables Motorola Alert and allows you to pause video recordings.

This isn’t a big update; it weighs in at just 21MB. However, you will want to get your hands on the goodies that it brings. Android 4.4.4 brings “accuracy improvements to the power profile, several stability, framework and security fixes including update to OpenSSL,” Motorola says in its release notes.

In addition, the release gives Moto G users the ability to pause video recordings and then resume them again when they’re ready, so you no longer have to shoot separate videos and stitch them together manually, or chop bits you don’t want out of one video file.

The update also enables Motorola Alert, an app that sends period alerts with your location to selected contacts to let them know you’re okay (completely voluntarily, of course) — and it updates the Moto G’s Phone dialler, adding a new graphical layout and fresh colors to improve usability.

If you haven’t already received this update on your Moto G, try searching for it manually from within the software update section inside the Settings app. It’s available to download now over-the-air.

Motorola Android Central

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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