Google Play variants devices are usually the first to receive any new Android updates. Although, it is really nice to see a low-end Moto G device to get the update this soon. Moto G Google Play Edition Android KitKat 4.4.4 update is available now.
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad devices also have received the Android KitKat 4.4.4 update recently. The Moto G device has already received a KitKat 4.4.3 update in the beginning of June.
The latest firmware update will bump the existing version to KTU84P. This is a minor update so don’t expect any new features. This update focuses on bug fixes and security patches which includes an important OpenSSL patch.
The update will be available as an OTA (Over-The-Air) update and it might be a while until you receive the update on your device automatically.
If the update doesn’t appear on your device automatically then you can go to Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check now to perform a manual check for the availability of the update.
Once an update is available for your device, you will receive an OTA update notification message on your device’s notification screen. Just tap on this notification and follow the onscreen prompts to download and install the update.
Members of xda-developers forum have captured the direct download link of the update. You can use ADB Sideloading or install the zip normally via a custom recovery on your device. To install the update manually you must know be on build version KOT49H.
The update is about 161.6 MB in size so it is advised that you download this update while on a stable Wi-Fi connection and with battery level more than 60%.
Since the 4.4.3 update for European versions of Moto G devices was withdrawn so that they will have the Android 4.4.4 update directly, it is expected that they will receive the update in the coming couple of weeks.
Has anyone here already received and installed the update? Please share your views.