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Motorola Sends Out Updates For Pre-Installed Software

Motorola did great work the last few months making sure the popular Moto X and Moto G had the latest versions of the Android operating system installed and now it looks like the company is going to be sending out an update that will bring improvements to the pre-installed software.  Motorola Camera, Motorola Gallery, Motorola Assist, Motorola Help and Motorola Active Display are all part of the most recent update, according to online sources.  The updates can be installed via the Google Play store if you are not getting specific notifications about each one.

The Motorola Camera app is getting the biggest change as it will bring the version to 3.2.144 and allows users to use the volume key as the shutter button.  That works on the phone or if the user is wearing a headset.  Motorola also added bug fixes for the camera but was not specific when reporting them.  The Motorola Gallery is version 200008 and now includes the ability to drag the scroll bar to move through photos faster, plus a new design that will show you more photos.  Users will also have the ability to set Albums as default view and restore a notification bar on some devices.

Motorola Assist will allow users to choose which calendar is used for meeting mode and brings other small bug fixes.  Motorola Help, which used to be called Moto Care, is the where you can find tutorial apps to help you with your new phone.  The Motorola Active display has been updated with some bug fixes that will allow the application to run more smoothly.  If you have the Moto X, Moto G or a DROID devices from Motorola, you have seen some of these apps and might have noticed they have been updated many times since being added to the Google Play Store.

The Moto X and Moto G have been taking the smartphone world by storm and are proven winners from Motorola which barely released any smartphones a year ago.  The Moto X is popular because it can be customized through the MotoMaker.com website, while the Moto G is just as popular because it offers the quad-core power the Moto X forgot about at a very affordable price.  Getting the updates should be automatic on your device, but if it is not, you can get them by going through the Google Play Store

Verizon LG G2 Android KitKat 4.4.2 Update Explored

Running on Verizon and available since September 12 of last year, the bestselling LG G2 delivers arguably one of the most versatile and powerful hardware packages of any smartphone. And now the Verizon LG G2 supports the new Android KitKat 4.4.2 operating system update, which delivers the updated Auto Brightness option to the handset. Across-the-board user experience improvements benefit you once you download the new software, and it is recommended you have at least 50% battery life before following through with the over the air transfer.

The phone was recently spotted running on Verizon at a discounted price in the Amazon Wireless store online, and if you have not yet downloaded this upgrade, follow these steps. From your home screen tap Settings then More. Choose About Device and Software Update and then tap OK to check for the available install and update your files. You should also have at least 147 MB of free memory for successful installation onto your Verizon LG G2.

The official changelogs for the LG G2 show a new lock screen access and media controls, including full-screen album art. You can now also access your camera through a shortcut provided on the lock screen and can set your preferred default application for sending and receiving SMS text messages. Android KitKat 4.4.2 on the Verizon LG G2 also delivers restyled navigation and status bars. Expanded and additional Emoji Icons are supported, as is wireless printing through both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options.

And if annoying mobile pop-up messages frustrate you, the Prevention Information feature blocks these unwanted interruptions. Also, although the onboard 3,000 mA battery provides a generous 18.2 hours of run time after a full charge, the new software upgrade includes improved battery efficiency and faster processing speed. This allows the Snapdragon 800 processor to run at speeds of up to 2.3 GHz. The LG G2 is one of the most dedicated smartphones concerning delivering quality audio and supports 24 bit 192 kHz Hi-Fi playback that reproduces studio-like quality sound.

Designed with a slim form factor that measures just 8.9 mm (0.35 inches) in thickness, the Verizon LG G2 offers a large 5.2 inch Full HD IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. 2.0 GB of RAM memory is offered, as is 32 GB of built-in data storage space. The rear-facing 13.0 megapixel snapper delivers simultaneous video and image recording in high definition and is capable of 1,080P HD resolution video recording. Also on board is a front facing chat cam, as well as an FM Stereo radio with RDS display functionality.