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The Download: Moto G Gets Android 4.4.2, KitKat, in Record Time! And more.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ubercharrge, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Ubercharrge

    Ubercharrge Android Enthusiast
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    The Official Motorola Blog: The Download: Moto G Gets Android 4.4.2, KitKat, in Record Time! And more.


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  2. alexdloia

    alexdloia Lurker

    I went to settings and checked for an update, but it says there's no update needed. Anybody help? Thanks
  3. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    Wait for it to be rolled out to your device. Not everyone will get the update at the exact same time.
  4. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Same here. :(
    Also, welcome to the forums! :)
  5. mattsd

    mattsd Member

    Exciting news!! I'm enjoying my Moto G so far and can't wait to get Kit Kat going! Guess we'll be notified when there's new software available individually.
  6. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Has anyone seen the update yet?
    Only seen a handful on XDA (whether truthfully or not) so I think it's a pretty slow rollout. (Im)patiently waiting on mine. ;)
  7. mattsd

    mattsd Member

    No update for me yet...:questionmark:
  8. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    The update is downloading right now.
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  9. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

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  10. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Hell yeah, downloading now! That's a nice pre-Xmas present. :)

    Edit: Updated!
    Folks, feel free to post any things you find as enhancements. As you may know, this is essentially a media device for me so it's not a daily driver. :)
    FYI, looks like ART is an option. Tread carefully if you want to try it. ;)
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  11. lanceg

    lanceg Well-Known Member

    My phone is not active yet (waiting on my sim card) but my phone similarly would not see the update. I then unlocked my bootloader in prep for rooting the phone, and upon reboot post unlock it saw the update, downloaded it, and installed it.

    I wouldn't get too excited, based on what I see the differences are minimal. The only thing I noticed so far is the transparent status bar. Everything else looks exactly the same. Maybe they changed more stuff under the hood, I dunno.
  12. Ubercharrge

    Ubercharrge Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Tried ART, makes the device very fluid ;) Removes the choppiness when opening/switching through apps and feels very fluid in comparison to dalvik
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  13. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Think I'll give it a go, thanks! :)
  14. mattsd

    mattsd Member

    Yeah, they've kept it very familiar visually but there are some nice little touches. To my understanding this is mostly an 'under the hood' update and a very good one at that. I updated a few days ago while playing pool at a bar over 3G. If I'd tried to do that with my old phone I'm fairly sure the world would have actually ended. Anyway..
  15. mattsd

    mattsd Member

    Could somebody explain the ART vs Dalvik thing to me? Sorry, I must have missed out somewhere along the line. Are these essentially different ways (language-wise) of running the same OS?
  16. alfick3

    alfick3 Android Expert

    I was trying to find a thread I could point you to, but to no avail. So, here's what I remember from what I've read: ART replaces dalvik caching. From everything that I've read, the phones run speedier and smoother after changing over to ART from Dalvik.
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  17. mattsd

    mattsd Member

    Thank you very much for your help! That's got me on the right path.

    Thanks Thom! That is very helpful. Sounds like it might be worth messing around with at some point.
  18. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Switched over to ART but not noticing a huge difference. Hey, it still works just fine unlike borking my Gnex when I did it there. :eek:
    If anyone does do it, keep in mind it'll reboot your phone and reset the cache for ALL your apps. If you have many installed it'll take several minutes, just let it do its thing. You won't lose anything so no worries. And, you can always change back to Dalvik if you like.
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  19. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I'd recommend sticking to dalvik. ;)

    ART is most likely the future but its just not there yet
  20. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    Is there a firmer date for the update in the UK than Jan/Feb?

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