Android KitKat 4.4.4: Moto G Verizon Users Get Update; Moto X Battery Drain Also Reported

Android 4.4.4 KitKat is now coming to the Moto G for Verizon users. The Moto G updates are being donne in stages, meaning some users might not be able to install or download it yet.

According to Android Geeks, “Since Moto G has skipped Android 4.4.3 and got updated straight to Android 4.4.4, the new firmware update also integrates the new Phone Dialer with card-based interface and redesigned color scheme for the dialer itself, along with the slightly revised People app.”

Users should be getting a system update notification, but if not, go to Settings > About phone > System updates > Check now.

Android 4.4.4 Kitkat is the latest OS update, which “includes accuracy improvements to the power profile, several stability, framework and security fixes including update to OpenSSL,” writes Gotta Be Mobile.

It also added the feature to pause video recording with a pause-resume button on viewfinder.

The update also has a new Phone dialer with better colors.

For Moto X users who upgraded to Android 4.4.4, there’s been reports of battery drain issues.


AP tech update:

Apple’s fiscal 3Q earnings top analyst forecasts 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

The latest evidence of Apple’s mounting momentum emerged Tuesday with the release of the company’s fiscal third-quarter report.

Earnings topped analysts’ projections for the period as Apple Inc. sold 35.2 million iPhones. That was a 13 percent increase from the same time last year, even though many people are believed to be holding off on new device purchases until the next version comes out this fall.

“From an execution perspective, we did a really great job,” Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri said in an interview with the Associated Press. “We have some things in the pipeline that we think people will really be excited about.”

Apple earned $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per share, for the three months ending June 28. That represented a 12 percent increase from income of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per share, at the same time last year.