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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Republic Wireless releases Android 4.4.4 for Moto G and Moto E


Republic Wireless releases Android 4.4.4 for Moto G and Moto E

Republic Wireless is just rolling out the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update to the Moto G and Moto E on its network. The hybrid WiFi-Cellular calling system offered by the provider is the reason behind the delay in updates, when most Moto handsets are receiving Lollipop.

According to the Republic Wireless blog, the update should be available to all Moto G and Moto E users within a week or so. The update for the Moto X (1st Gen) has unfortunately been pushed back a few weeks. Republic did a soak test for the Moto X recently and it looks like some issues need to be fixed first.

The Moto E users wont notice any new features with the update, but are advised to install it for its security enhancements.

For Android 4.4.4 update is expected to bring the following enhancements for the Moto G and Moto X
  • The phone app has been redesigned to focus more on your contacts. Contacts will be shown when you access the phone app.  To dial a new number, you will have to tap the dialer icon first.
  • Immersive mode will allow videos, books, etc... to completely fill the screen.  In order to see the controls, buttons, etc... when in full screen mode, you will have to swipe down on the screen to reveal them.
  • Activation process - We have streamlined the activation process to make sure you can get up and running on your Republic device as quickly as possible.  These changes were introduced with the Moto E, and will now be consistent. The new activation process will only be visible to first time users.
Once the KitKat updates are out of the way, the cellular provider can hopefully focus on updating their Motorola handsets o Android 5.0 Lollipop.



source - Republic Wireless
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