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Android v4.4.2 KitKat now Seeding to Motorola Moto G in Malaysia; Roll Out in India Awaited

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By Rohit KVN | February 7, 2014 4:26 PM EST

Motorola's has reportedly rolled out the new Android v4.4.2 KitKat update to its recently released Moto G in Malaysia.

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Technology blog, GadgetMtech has revealed that the Motorola Moto G owners in Malaysia have begun receiving the 230.7MB size Android v4.4.2 KitKat (build version 171.44.31.en.03) update.

It is to be noted that the new firmware has been released within a couple of weeks after Moto made its debut in Malaysia, so it's just a matter of days (or couple of weeks max) before the company begins to roll out the KitKat update in India. Moto G shipped with Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS out-of-the-box, when it launched earlier in the week. 

The new v4.4.2 software update is said to bring in enhanced phone dialer, camera features (focus and exposure), Gallery (image editing), improved message inbox (now all MMS, SMS, audio and video chat all under one roof called Hangouts), Quickoffice word app, wireless printing (only in select HP printers,) improvement in performance and more.

Brief description of key features of Android v4.4 KitKat OS update:

Improved Caller-ID: If a caller receives a call from unknown number, the phone will look for matches on the net with local listings via Google Maps.

Priority Contacts: The new OS empowers the phone to automatically prioritize contact list for easy access, based on the frequency of calls made to the number. 

Camera (Focus and Exposure): Improved 'touch focus' with a ring shaped on-screen control. Users can just drag finger to adjust the focus and exposure options.

Gallery (photo editing): Additional photo editing tools like new filters effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, adjustments to color, contrast and more.

Immersive display: To enhance the entertainment factor, the new  OS comes with immersive mode, where the status bar and navigation buttons disappear into the back ground while you play music, games and read e-books. Users can just swipe the edge of the screen to bring back the utility buttons.

Enhanced Message grouping: Google has brought in some improvements to the new Hangouts app; now, users can find all their text SMSs and MMSs, audio and video call details all at one place. They can also share location and send animated GIFs.

Emoji Characters:  Initially users had to install third party app to use colorful characters in their SMS. Now, with KitKat update, the keypad comes pre-loaded with native Japanese Emoji emotion icons.

NFC and Wireless Printing: Google's new OS comes with a new Quickoffice app where-in users can create and store word documents in cloud storage as well as print files wirelessly on NFC-enabled HP printers.

Multi-tasking:  With efficient memory management, users can multi-task by opening multiple applications; Listen to music while browsing through the net.  

Performance: Like all software updates, the new KitKat enhances smartphone's performance as well as efficient RAM management, leading to an increase in battery life.

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