Android 4.4.3 KitKat is making waves with Android users, who are always excited about the next big thing from Google.
Motorola posted a KitKat update announcement yesterday on its official blog, stating that “We are excited to announce some icing on top of the well, KitKat. Starting today, we are rolling out Android 4.4.3 KitKat, which was just released by Google.” Motorola Software Engineering Vice President Steve Horowitz made the official announcement.
Moto X and Moto G users can expect improvements to low-light photos, improved autofocus, a convenient video-pause button, an improved Moto Alert for emergency purposes, as well as Google’s expected bug fixes. Moto E users will likely notice only bug fixes with the new update.
One interesting thing that Motorola SVP Steve Horowitz notes in the Motorola blog announcement relates to Moto E users: “You are still up for the next major Android update as well. Consider this the cherry on top.” Many consumers would expect that the Moto E, being brand new, would have more than one update; however, if you consider that Motorola’s own Moto E YouTube announcement promises Moto E users “at least Android 4.4.3 KitKat,” it’s easy to see why Horowitz made the announcement. Moto E users will get an additional update (perhaps Android 4.5 Lollipop), but there may not be an update to anticipate after this Fall, should Google release a new update before year’s end. If you decide to buy this phone for relatives and friends (or even yourself), keep in mind that the Moto E may be a short-lived, up-to-date experience.
Motorola’s rollout plan this week starts with T-Mobile Moto X users, American and Brazil Moto G users, as well as American Moto E users. The Android 4.4.3 KitKat update will trickle from these users down to the remaining users worldwide.
Speaking of new phones, the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and Xperia Z2 are all the latest devices in Android line, and these devices will get the 4.4.3 KitKat update soon. Check out our Android 4.4.3 KitKat release rumor roundup for more information.