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Motorola Moto G scores Android 4.4 KitKat update on Verizon

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Moto-G-Android-KitKatAs hard as it has been to snub Verizon’s $100 Motorola Moto G, even for mobile users normally looking for the best of the best, starting today it’s downright impossible to give the incredibly cheap, incredibly solid mid-range handheld the cold shoulder.

How can you make a near perfect phone better, you ask? Bring it up to date software-wise courtesy of an over-the-air Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. Sure, unlocked, SIM-free Moto Gs purchased directly from Motorola, or via Amazon, got it a little earlier, but kudos to Big Red for ultimately delivering as well.

Besides, we’re used to these things being tested and over-tested by carriers, and if you think about it, a month is not that long. Anyways, it’s important to remember the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean nightmare (nah, I’m exaggerating, JB is cool too) is now officially behind us.

Look for firmware version 173.44.20.en.US to make sure you’re on the KitKat bandwagon, and just in case the scrumptious new package hasn’t arrived OTA yet, feel free to perform a manual check by touching Settings – About Phone – System Updates.

Not there either? Then I’m afraid you’ll need to wait. One, two days, a week tops. Also, grab the prepaid Moto G while you still can if you’ve held off so far, via Verizon or Best Buy. Again, it’s one lousy Benjamin, how could you not want it?

Via [Android Central]

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