Motorola will be shipping Moto G with KitKat in US
This week Motorola made an announcement that Moto G will be shipping with Android 4.4 KitKat preinstalled in the US. As promised in the handset’s recent launch event, The Moto G is releasing in other regions shipping with Android 4.3, with a 4.4 update expected down the line. We reported that CEO Dennis Woodside reported that KitKat is coming to Motorola Moto X in a matter of weeks which will make the handset one of the very first to get the latest Android update. As for the budget friendly Motorola Moto G, it will also get the latest Android OS, however this will happen by the end of January.
Mark Randal, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations at Motorola confirms that Moto G, when it ships in the United States early next year, will come with Android 4.4 KitKat installed out of the box as the full quote reveals ‘It’ll be by the end of January. Here is the way to think about it: we have different waves of releases UK, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, France: are in what we call Wave 1. And wave 1 will release with 4.3 [Android Jelly Bean], and by the end of January, all those people will get onto 4.4.Wave 2, products that we ship after Christmas, will start with KitKat. So if you think about it, everyone by the end of January will have KitKat. Wave 2 is in the US; there’s South East Asia, and other countries. Overall, the device will be in more than 30 countries, with 60 carrier or channel partners.’
Verizon will launch the Moto G in January as well and we suspected the smartphone might arrive with Android 4.4 KitKat on board.
With its Androi 4.4 KitKat update, the cheapest 720p phone available Motorola Moto G is going to be sold out really quickly and Motorola claims that the device outperforms the Samsung Galaxy S4 in some basic functions, including making or receiving calls and boot time.
Source: Android Central