Moto G update

Update addresses known issues with connection and USB OTG support

GSM Moto G owners everywhere are reporting an update to their phones today. We've heard reports from the U.K., the continent, and the U.S. of unlocked phones receiving a newer version that's still KitKat. A few highlights of version 174.44.1:

  • Fixed an issue which caused temporary cellular network loss for a small number of customers
  • Fixed wallpaper cropping issue
  • Resolved USB OTG support for USB drives
  • Fixed low call volume as experienced by some users

We've heard nothing from users of the CDMA or dual-SIM versions just yet, but it's worth keeping an eye out if you're using one. Motorola is killing it with these quick updates!

Thanks, everyone who sent this in!

 

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Moto G update pushing out to just about everyone

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I've definitely had the low volume for phone calls on mine. Started about 2 or 3 weeks ago.

edit: Yep, just got mine. 10.4 meg download fwiw.

It is not a newer version of kit Kat. It is a bug fix for the phone. Pretty misleading, especially since radios have little to do with the os

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We love you, Jerry. You get a pass.

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+9000

Thanks

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+10k

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You guys are really starting to hurt my brain with all this addition. I think from now on I should tally up how many +whatever's I see and come up with a total at the end of the year...

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+1

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Me, three!!

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

Considering Google is maintaining a controlling interest in Motorola through their buy into Lenovo stock, I think we can expect only good things from the change. But that might just be my optimism. The Moto G is my first Motorola phone ever and I am nothing but impressed with it. This update finally fixed that weird cropping issue on wallpapers.

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Yeah, I honestly thought Google did get stock as part of the deal.

Per Re/code, Google could own up to 750 million dollars in Lenovo stock, should the deal go through.

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Sure hope so. According to Motorola all the updates were fully done by themselves, not Google.

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For a budget model, the Moto G is one of the best Android devices I've ever owned. It's converted me into a Motorola supporter, OS2.

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That's awesome, brother!

(And, I appreciate you calling me by my rank, even though you know you don't have to)

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Nice, man! Good for you! I hope you're enjoying it!

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

At the end of the day, the rest of the OEMs can sleep comfortably without having to worry about how many hundreds of millions will they bleed this quarter. Not everyone loves stock android.

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That's a fair comment, brother.

But, it's never good business sense to underestimate a competitor. Though Samsung sells many Galaxy phones every year, even considering the money Motorola lost last year, or the market share that BlackBerry conceded to other phone manufacturers, there's no telling which OEM will outsell the others this year.

I honestly think that Motorola has as good of a shot as the other OEMs, stock UI notwithstanding.

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Honestly, though, I don't think anyone will topple Samsung just yet. That's a tall mountain for anyone to climb, and Samsung will probably have to help them out by slipping up or making some big mistakes.

I completely agree, brother.

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I agree with both of you. Samsung can be beat, but not this year. Or next.

Motorola keeps stepping up after the buyout, they are the best contender

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Yeah. But HTC and Sony (especially Sony) are also contenders.

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Beating Sammy is anything but easy.

The market is pretty much flooded with Galaxy devices, and other OEMs just don't have that huge pile of cash to do so (especially HTC and Moto).

IMO, the only way to beat them is if their tactic of flooding the market with phones backfires, which won't be anytime soon.

Yeah, I agree, brother.

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HTC also seems to be doing a good job of updating their (high-end) phones, but when it comes to budget phones, no chance. Moto is the best, PERIOD.

The UK/EU update is to 176.44.1 (not 174.44.1 as stated in the article).

Sorry - pedant mode first thing in the morning. :-)

I ve had the wallpaper cropping issue so glad to see its fixed it was a pain in the backside having to receive do my wallpaper all the time

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I'm having a persistent issue with my moto g freezing and then rebooting. Have not seen any other complaints of this nature here or elsewhere. Wondered if it is a known issue or I have a dodgy phone. (I'm aware this could/should be posted somewhere else but wondered if anyone had quick answers.)

Factory reset? Worth a try I guess but will have to weigh up the inconvenience of starting again with everything on the phone against the inconvenience of the crashing.
Thanks for your response, though, pretty sure mine is a problem not shared by others on an otherwise awesome phone.

Got mine volume on calls has greatly improved thought I had loudspeaker on it was that loud happy much can't report on the other fixes.

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P.s can I say battery life on the moto g is amazing I sold my HTC one to get a moto g and I'm not disappointed ONE bit (no pun intended) I love you ONE but battery is not good if you use the phone for work plus its a shame to damage it which I did I have a very violent job ha rip HTC ONE hopefully the new HTC one will step upto the mark in terms of better battery life.

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What a superb handset. Just over a year ago this would of cost near £300.

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Good job Motorola especially on the USB OTG fix! I plugged in my 8GB flashdrive to a microUSB-USB adapter. At first it didn't work cause the drive's file system was NTFS, I reformatted it to FAT32, then it worked! woohoo! Though, when I unplugged it, the "Removed USB storage" notification is kind of stuck. But anyway, thanks Motorola! :D

Hi, only got my moto g a few of weeks ago. I done the 176.44.1 update today and it appears to have messed my phone up. My gallery photos have vanished, I can only view them via settings/storage/pics it brings up a white screen with a little pic saying camera. Menu on the top left says camera roll, timeline, albums. I am unable to do anything else with them. How do I get them to show back up in my gallery? It's stopped my notification light from working too. Unsure of anything else yet... How do I fix this please?