Android 4.4 KitKat Update Now Available for Moto G

The latest Android 4.4 KitKat update is now available for Moto G users in Germany.

This update brings the latest Android 4.4.2 build to the device to users in Germany as well as those in the UK.

The new software includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development.

The Phone Dialer will now have the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search through corporate directories easier.

The Gallery has also been improved as users now have access to new photo editing options such as new filter effects, draw on photos, advanced cropping and adjustments to color, exposure, contrast and more.

The software allows users to print documents and pictures, supports Google Hangouts and adds more Accessory support.

The Moto G official Verizon release date will be on Jan. 9.

The carrier was already offering the handset through Best Buy for $99. Verizon now confirmed that it will sell the handset online starting next week and it will arrive in the company's retail stores during the next few weeks.

The Verizon version of the Moto G will not work with any other carrier. However, the normal GSM version should function with different SIM cards.

The Moto G was launched earlier this year and is similar to the Moto X. The device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front shooter, Android 4.4, KitKat or Android 4.3 depending on the variant, a 4.5-inch LCD display with 720 x 1280 resolution at 329 ppi and 16GB of internal storage.

The Moto G received rave reviews and was even crowned Product of the Year at the 2013 TrustedReviews Awards.