Moto G on Boost Mobile Finally Receives Update to Android 4.4.4

Moto G on Boost Mobile Finally Receives Update to Android 4.4.4

The Moto G is one of those, wallet friendly devices that is definitely not considered “low end.” In fact, this device from 2013 can easily compete with the “higher end” Google Nexus 4 on many levels. While the G has been updated to Android 4.4.4 a long while ago, the Boost Mobile variant was still stuck on an older Android firmware version. The situation has changed and now, all of you using Moto G on Sprint’s prepaid arm can expect an OTA update heading your way.

As you all know, Android 4.4.4 is not exactly a major update. Google released it to fix some bugs related to stability and security, so don’t expect wonders after rebooting your device after updating. This update isn’t that boring as it may sounds, however. Motorola has added some of their own enhancements to the phone dialer, which received a new layout, and they added a few tweaks to the camera app.

Here’s a full changelog provided by Motorola:

Android™ 4.4.4, KitKat® – Android 4.4.4, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. This release includes accuracy improvements to the power profile, several stability, framework and security fixes including update to OpenSSL.

Camera – Pause video recording – Added the ability to pause video recording with a convenient pause/resume button on the viewfinder.

Updated Phone dialler – Updated Phone dialler with a new graphical layout and colours to improve consistency and usability.

Enables Motorola Alert Application download – New Motorola Alert application sends periodic alerts with your location to your selected contacts. Now available for download from the Google Play Store.

If you own a Moto G on Boost Mobile, you should expect the OTA to arrive to your device shortly. Keep in mind that in order to receive and successfully apply this update, you first have to revert to stock recovery.

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Tomek Kondrat
Tomek Kondrat

In his 30's. Joined XDA in 2011 and the portal in 2013. Senior Moderator and Developer Committee Leader. Android enthusiast that needs to have his devices rooted. Likes football (the real one), travels, TV shows, Kodi, post-rock and good food. Contact: [email protected]