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The massively anticipated and eagerly awaited Motorola Moto G has finally been officially launched in India. And while the device honestly boasts specifications that are not that different from the Android-based devices that are being released in the same price range, the Motorola-based smartphone stands out from the rest in one particular area - the official confirmation from the company that the device will receive the coveted Android KitKat upgrade 'just weeks after launch,' according to the press release for the same.
So what's the big deal here? It's just another Android build with some new features, isn't it? Well, it is certainly a bigger deal than most since no other Android handset in India has received the Android KitKat v4.4.2 upgrade as of now, save for the Nexus brand of devices - the most current being Nexus 5.
Now, while we understand that it's quite important to have a device that will boast decent specifications in terms of camera, processing power and alloted memory, but having a device that's backed up by the latest Android build outperforms everything, be it specifications, features or anything else.
Apart from that, owning a Moto G also makes you one of the few ones in the country to actually boast the latest Android KitKat on their devices (apart from rooted devices) - an honor a few will be bestowed with until the update rolls out for everyone.
So what are the upgrades and features you will be getting once the update hits your new Moto G? Apparently, the Android 4.4.2, KitKat update, which is the latest release of the Android platform, will offer:
-Enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
-Add new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, the ability to draw on photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments to color, exposure, contrast and more.
-Improved phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, with the ability to see and tap frequent contacts, and search corporate directory easily.
-Added support for printing photos, Google Docs, GMail messages, and other content via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services like Google Cloud Print and HP ePrinters.
And as of now, devices running Android Jelly Bean 4.3 don't have these abilities. But the Motorola Moto G will in a few weeks.