Motorola brings Android 4.4.4 to Verizon’s Moto X and Moto G


Motorola has begun rolling out its Android 4.4.4 KitKat update for the Verizon Moto X and Moto G. The release contains the latest security fixes from Google — as well improvements to camera image quality and the ability to pause video recordings. It will almost certainly be the last these handsets get before Android L.

The update comes just a couple of weeks after Verizon began a soak test with Android 4.4.4, and it’s slightly different depending on which handset you have.

Moto X users will get those all-important security patches, as well as improvements to camera picture quality — particularly in florescent lighting; the ability to pause video recorded on the device, and improvements to the phone dialer.

Moto G users get all of the above plus a working Motorola Alert app, which sends periodic notifications with your location to selected contacts to let them know you’re okay.

Of course, if you’re not into sending your location to people, you don’t have to set up Motorola Alert — but it’s particularly handy for parents who buy their kids a Moto G and want to ensure they are safe when they’re out with friends.

If you haven’t already received this update over-the-air, you should do soon. You can check for it manually from within the software update options in the Settings app.