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Motorola Moto G owners get early taste of Android 4.4.2

Motorola has started rolling out Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat to Moto G US owners and is celebrating getting the release out earlier than expected.

Customers that bought the device on Motorola’s own website and Amazon’s site in the US can take advantage of the update with those that are eligible receiving an update message on the device if it’s charged above 50 per cent.

“This update continues our effort to get our users the latest Android software as fast as humanly possible. We began by pushing KitKat out to Moto X users on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, just weeks after Google announced the new OS—and our most recent expansion over the past few weeks includes Moto X on US Cellular and Sprint and Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini,” stated a blog post on Motorola’s website.

It had originally expected to deliver the update to Moto G owners in early 2014 and stated that it was "thrilled to start delivering on that promise early."

The update means that devices will now be running Google Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat, which brings all the latest improvements as well as a number of other enhancements. This includes an improved phone dialler, ‘touch to focus’ added to the camera, new photo editing features, printing, accessory support for the Square card reader, as well as SMS and MMS support in the Hangouts app.

In terms of when other customers can expect to receive the Kit Kat update, Motorola stated that it would be coming “soon” to other carriers in the US as well as other regions across the globe.

Google released the latest version of Android, 4.4 Kit Kat, back in October with the Google Nexus 5 receiving the update first and Motorola’s Moto X smartphone got the same update at the end of last month.