Most of Motorola’s devices are in the process of getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update lately, but the same cannot be said for the units sold by Republic Wireless.
The carrier recently announced they are rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat for their Moto G and Moto E — both first generations. As for the Moto X (1st Gen), it encountered some issues during the soak test so it’s back in their lab for testing and re-verification before it hits the devices.
The carrier mentioned that Moto X (1st Gen.) is expected to get the update sometime in February, but you can enjoy the chocolaty taste of the Android 4.4 KitKat if you’re in possession of a Moto G (2013) or Moto E. The update for the Moto E is just a minor one, and doesn’t bring new functionality to the handset except a security patch.
But, it do bring a handful of new goodies to the Moto X and Moto G. Here’s a list of features and improvements which will be introduced with the Android 4.4 KitKat update,
- 4.4 adds some interesting new functionality to Android as well as some performance improvements
- The phone app has been redesigned to focus more on your contacts. Contacts will be shown when you access the phone app. To dial a new number, you will have to tap the dialer icon first.
- Immersive mode will allow videos, books, etc… to completely fill the screen. In order to see the controls, buttons, etc… when in full screen mode, you will have to swipe down on the screen to reveal them.
- Activation process – We have streamlined the activation process to make sure you can get up and running on your Republic device as quickly as possible. These changes were introduced with the Moto E, and will now be consistent. If you are already activated, you won’t ever see this, but I wanted you to know about it, because it took a lot of work
- Lastly, your phones will upgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4. You aren’t missing anything from 4.4.3. Everything that was in 4.4.3 will be included in 4.4.4
Do note the Moto X will get it in February, and we’ll update you as soon as it gets the update.
Source: Republic Wireless, Android Police
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