Moto G getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in India

Moto G KitKat updateAs promised, Motorola has started rolling out Android 4.4.2 update for Moto G dual-SIM model in the Indian market.  230.7 MB in size, the update is available over-the-air and can be triggered by going to Settings << About Phone << System Update << Check Now.

The update brings Android 4.4.2 base, new version of dialler app, camera improvements and more. Check out the full change-log below.

  • Android 4.4.2, KitKat: Restyled status and navigation bars, immersive mode, colour emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more
  • Updated Phone dialler: Improved phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad
  • Improved Camera app: Locked exposure during Panorama capture, additional language support, Manual control of focus and exposure, Bug fixes
  • Updated Gallery: New photo editing options including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments to colour, exposure, contrast and more.
  • Cloud Print support
  • Updated Hangouts app with support for integrated SMS/MMS messaging

The update roll-out in India comes hot on the heels of its release in Malaysia last week, which was probably the first market to get KitKat on dual-SIM Moto G. If you have already updated your smartphone, do let us know about the experience in comments.

In related news, Flipkart has started shipping some of the 16GB Moto G units, which were booked after the initial sell-out.

Thanks for the tip Nikunj Gurwara

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  • sailesh

    HI guys.. i have updated my moto g android version 4.3 to 4.4.2, thereafter i am unable to open or delete files from internal storage. so can any one help?
    Thanks in advance.

  • Satyamev Jayate

    Guy Be careful , After Update my Wifi which was Good with Connection , is no more connecting , even did all resets, but looks like Radio issue, there may be some fix to this, until then try to postpone this update.

    • imdevu

      Try factory reset once. I have no issues with wifi.

  • SuperUser

    Billions of users are trying to get the update from a set of limited servers. Thus it will be slow.

  • Srinivas K

    Downloading of the upgrade is too slow despite of connecting with a Wi-Fi of speed 2MBPS. However, the downloading speed for other apps is pretty good. Could anyone please help resolving this issue…?

  • AK lucky

    after kitkat update my phone became dead slow and another major defect is that you cannot delete files fom internal storage… jelly bean is far better… dont go for any upgrade to kitkat

    • imdevu

      Try factory reset once. There might be duplication of files due to some reasons and conflicting app versions. I find Kitkat to be consumers 100MB less RAM with all the same apps running.

      • AK lucky

        No change after F reset. Ph has become a nightmare.

        • imdevu

          get in touch with the service center/flipkart for the issue.. i think it is device specific.

  • Vijdan Kawoosa

    As some other people are saying, download speed of the kitkat package is very slow. I am on a high speed WiFi network and only 13 mb downloaded in 15 minutes and its showing estimated time of over 300 minutes.

    • Srinivas K

      My download speed was too slow which shows estimated time around 3000 minutes sometimes. I am using Wi-Fi with which all the other applications download works pretty good but why I am not getting the same download speed for Kikat? I don’t understand what is the exact problem here….

  • Rohit Jain

    How do I reduce the number of home screens? Also, I am not getting Google Now in the extreme left screen!

    • phoenix2393

      you dont get google now in the left most homescreen with moto g thats a feature limited to nexus 5 for now, however you can sideload the launcher on your moto g its called the google experience launcher. just google it and download the apk

    • imdevu

      i hear google is planing to put up the nexus 5 launcher in play store.. A quick google search for the “Google Experience Launcher” will get you to the right apk in no time. Have tried it on the MotoG.. works like a charm.

      PS: it will also reduce the unnecessary home screens.

  • Dom

    Downloading update is dam slow

    • Dom

      It is fast after update,
      400+ mb free after killing all app

      Buttery smooth,
      New dialer app, may require time to get used to it

  • Harsh Singh

    Also, camera is way better than its previous version…

  • Harsh Singh

    Got it updated, it is freaking awesome!!!

    • Awesome

      Harsh, kindly let me know how much ram is free after the kitkat update, (removing all external apps) ?? plz help me I am also planning to upgrade but ram availability is of prime importance to me

      • imdevu

        even with all the apps running, I find 100 MB extra free.

  • davisue

    I just updated my moto g to kitkat


      How much free RAM you get after clearing all apps?

  • imdevu

    Download and updated!

    • Harsh Singh

      How is the camera quality?
      Are there any improvements?

      • Nikunj gurwara

        Camera app can be updated in the play store too..if you want..there’s no gel…nothing much is changed…seems like stock kitkat to me…like the ones you find on nexus devices …

      • imdevu

        hey.. i dint get the time to chech it much.. but camera quality seems the same.. will get access to MotoG on monday.. will update soon.. RAM usage is better 50-100 mb extra free after the update..
        *NOTE: I did not do factory reset.

      • imdevu

        Camera is slightly better, Go for a third party app for more power on the camera. Lots of options in the play store.

  • Harsh Singh

    The download is for some reason too slow…
    Is it the case with everybody?

    • imdevu

      Nopes.. Downloaded in less than 5 mins..

    • sam

      do a factory reset after update. should flush unused file and make the mobile snappy again.


    Promise is a Promise…..Hats off to Motorola!!!