When the Verizon Motorola Moto G first arrived last month, we were pretty excited to learn that the handset would be heading to prepaid users for just $100, a savings of $79 over the unlocked GSM model. Of course the Verizon’s version of the Moto G wasn’t without compromises. First, it only worked with Verizon’s prepaid network, and second, it shipped with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with no KitKat launch date in sight.
The good news is that at least the latter of these issues has been solved, as Android 4.4.2 KitKat is now reportedly rolling out to Verizon Moto G owners. The new update includes all the goodies you’d expect with KitKat, and likely includes a few Motorola specific changes as well.
Keep in mind that this update has yet to reach all Verizon owners, so don’t be too surprised if it takes a few days before it arrives to your handset. When in doubt, you can always check for the update manually under settings. If you haven’t already made the jump, we highly recommend the Moto G if you’re looking for a solid handset at an extremely low price.
Armed with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the Verizon Moto G represents a massive value and for those that live in an area where Verizon is about the only real option (such as certain rural communities). It’s hard to deny that $99 for this KitKat-powered handset is an absolute steal, provided the lack of LTE doesn’t prove to be a deal-breaker. For those looking for more freedom with the Moto G, you may want to consider the unlocked GSM model for use with T-Mobile, AT&T, and compatible MVNOs.
Be sure to check out our full review for more details on what to expect from the handset.
So how about it, have you managed to get your hands on Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Moto G yet? If so, let us know in the comments below.