For a lot of phones on the market though, it can take some time for these updates to filter down from Google’s headquarters, through their manufacturer’s development teams and finally on to your phone.
This is often down to making sure the new features work well with the manufacturer changes to Android, or to ensure the phone’s hardware is capable.
Not so with the Motorola Moto E. This budget handset sticks to Google’s newest design principles like glue. With the newest Android 4.4 KitKat installed from the get go, the Moto E delivers all the modern features expected from today’s mobile devices.
Android now has devices like the Moto E firmly in its crosshairs, with much of Google’s work in the last few years focussing on ensuring less powerful handsets can still deliver an excellent experience. Cheap is certainly no longer for chumps.
Add to this the almost complete lack of additional software or tweaks to the Android system by Motorola. This means that when new updates to Android are made public, be they small bug fixes or huge version updates such as the touted ‘L’ expected to go public later this year, they should find their way to your Moto E very soon after release.
The Motorola Moto E is available from Clove for just £99 (£82.50 ex VAT) off-contract and SIM free.