As Google started slowly rolling out its 4.4.4 update, the guessing game as to when certain gadgets will get it has begun. Well Moto G Google Play edition owners will not have to wait any longer (or wait a little longer, in some cases) as Motorola has started a staged OTA rollout of the update. They will be taken straight from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 since they did not even receive the earlier update that Google sent out a few weeks before.
However, not all devices will get the update in the first wave rollout. While there’s no official schedule released, you can head on over to this Moto G GPe stock firmware thread in order to follow the discussion on the OTA updates. Most were surprised when Google announced the 4.4.4 update just a few weeks after 4.4.3 was rolled out for most devices and despite much ado about the latter’s new features which included a new look for its dialer.
While it is still unclear as to why an immediate update to the update was needed, this time around there was no huge fanfare when 4.4.4 arrived. It is described as more of a security fix rather than having a major change in appearance and features. It has also been proven that it was not a response to the Towelroot app, as some had speculated.
The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition was one of the earliest devices to receive the 4.4.4 update, also skipping the 4.4.3 one. As it is a staggered rollout as well, not all the devices would get the OTA update immediately. Several Sony devices, particularly the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Z1, and Z Ultra have also started rolling out the updates as well.
SOURCE: XDA Developers