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Motorola brings Android 4.4.2 to European Moto G owners

Motorola has started the European roll out of Google Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat for its recently released Moto G smartphone and again beaten its own projections on when the device would get the up-to-date OS version.

The Google owned company confirmed via its site that European owners of the device will be able to take advantage of the latest version of Android and it follows US customers having access to the update since mid-December.

“We are excited to announce a new software update for Moto G by Motorola. With this upgrade you get the latest version of the Android OS [Android 4.4.2, Kit Kat], as well as new features, enhancements and bug fixes for your Moto G,” stated a help page on the firm’s UK customer support site.

Any Moto G users that download the update can benefit from a repertoire of changes that include new photo editing features, ‘touch to focus’ added to the onboard camera, and an improved phone dialler. As well as this the OS now supports printing, has accessory support for the Square card reader and lastly the Hangouts app now includes SMS and MMS messaging.

Moto G owners looking to take advantage of the update are reminded to make sure the device has at least 50 per cent battery life and is connected to a stable Wi-Fi connection for the course of the entire download. If the automatic notification doesn’t appear, the update can be found manually by going to settings followed by About and then System Update before selecting Download.

Motorola, which delivered the update to US owners of the device from 20 December, had originally expected to start offering it to customers in “early 2014” and has, in the past, stated that it was “thrilled to start delivering on that promise early”.

Google Android 4.4 Kit Kat debuted back in October when the company released it alongside the latest version of its flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5, and Motorola Moto X owners have had the update since the end of November 2013.