After offering customers double the data limits for a restricted time period, Boost Mobile is now rolling out a fresh over the air update to the Moto G smartphone, reinforcing it with a modernized Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The Android 4.4.4 is the final stages of the chocolate software variety — the end of the line until we start seeing the Android L developer preview.
After long periods of time, the numbers associated with the updates don’t mean as much as they once did. That is when carriers and manufacturers deploy what would be 4.4.4 features inside of 4.4.3 builds. Nonetheless, this version does carry much of what we come to expect inside the traditional build number. Inside Boost subscribers will find a revised phone dialer with new colors and design, added camera functionality and the Motorola Alert application download. In addition, users find extra security enhancements and patches from problems found in previous builds, plus superfluous stability improvements.
The standout feature here is the updated camera that allows people to pause video recording thanks to a new button from the viewfinder. If you play sports such as surfing you will know that it’s common to take video recordings. Having the added ability to easily pause at will is fantastic to have from such a budget smartphone.
You should identify that these software updates roll out in different periods until they find all owners. The phone manufacturers use their own private algorithm that neither you or I can understand based on date of purchase, name and so on. Therefore you may start seeing the update arrive as a system notification today or you may be one of the unlucky ones who has to wait for several days.
People running on KitKat software are fortunate enough to have many standout features including the all white and transparent status bar icons, cloud printing, new color emoji, new location menu, album art from the lock screen available in full screen mode and more. However, as we wind down toward the final stages like we have here, the features become less frequent. All that will change with “Android L” after it finally releases into the wild after being stuck in the developmental stages.
Owners have a small number of options to install the fresh firmware. Either wait for the notification to alert you and follow the prompts or navigate to the Application > Settings > System Update > Check for updates. Remember to start the installation using a stable WiFi network to avoid messy data traffic situations from other users downloading at the same time. high traffic can result in a less stable connection. Therefore its safer to use your own network since it runs less risk of requiring a factory reset.