News by Luke Jones on Monday November 03, 2014.
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Motorola is maintaining its position as the smartphone company of choice if you want a good Android experience that sticks close to Google's core platform. Interestingly, Motorola was sold to Lenovo last week but the ties to Android will remain strong with the company maintaining a stock Android experience on its devices, while of course Motorola also makes the new Google Nexus 6 flagship.Proving that it is an Android brand at heart, Motorola has updated its original Moto G device to Android 4.4.4 KitKat, still the newest version of the platform until 5.0 Lollipop lands this month. There is now an over the air update to Android 4.4.4 for US variants of the 2013 Moto G, Motorola's budget king that showed the consumer that low end smartphones can be very good. Measuring just 21MB, this update is as tiny as it gets and seems to be the pure 4.4.4 update. That means this is just the basic patch that fixes several security problems with the Android 4.4.3 build that was released to the Moto G in June. The Moto G is now well over a year old, but it seems very likely that Motorola will give it a bump to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the next few months.
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