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Motorola Moto G Android 4.4.2 KitKat update begins

The Motorola Moto G is about to be even better value, as Motorola updates the super-cheap smart phone to cutting-edge KitKat.

The Motorola Moto G is cheap as chips -- and you're about to get even more for your Moto money, as Motorola updates the super-cheap smart phone to cutting-edge KitKat.

The Moto G costs just £130, and will soon add Android 4.4.2 KitKat software to its solid list of specs. That makes it a pretty wallet-friendly way to get hold of Google's latest software, cheaper even than Google's own Nexus 5.

Motorola has announced the update for Moto G phones bought in the US; I've contacted Motorola to find out if the update is coming to the UK. Update: British phone fans will enjoy KitKat on the Moto G in January. 

For your money you already get Android Jelly Bean, with a 720p screen, 5-megapixel camera, and a quad-core processor. Sure, it's not the most powerful of phones and it's not 4G, but it's no slouch either. In fact, the Moto G represents such good value that our trusty mobile phone reviewer Andy, who spent the whole year wading hip-deep through the many phones and tablets 2013 had to offer, chose the Moto G as his favourite gadget of the year.

For Andy, and the rest of us here, the Moto G sets "a new standard for affordable quality -- a standard that future budget manufacturers are going to have to work hard to rival, let alone beat". 

What do you think of the Moto G? Are you champing at the bit for KitKat? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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