Motorola Moto G Gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Early

That inexpensive Moto G smartphone continues to do things ahead of schedule by getting an early OS update. Motorola announced that it’s rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to some of the handsets already, to Moto G phones that were purchased on Motorola’s website or Amazon in the U.S.

There’s no word on when carrier versions of the Moto G will see the KitKat update--Motorola simply says that’s all coming “soon”.

Motorola Moto G

New features include enhanced touchless control so you can perform certain tasks without actually having to unlock your phone; improved Active Display to offer notifications even when the display is off; and the same Camera features of the Moto X, including drag-to-focus, manual exposure capabilities, exposure lock for panoramic shots, and more.

The Moto G is the less expensive alternative to the Moto X and costs just $179 off contract.