While the users of the Moto G and E, are eagerly anticipating the 4.4.3 Update for their devices, a Motorola employee has thrown light on some interesting piece of news.
Users of the Dual SIM variants of the two devices, will have noticed that there is a persistent 2nd SIM icon on the status bar, in the current build.
If you are using two SIM cards in the phone, you will find it useful. Single SIM users, however are very annoyed with the icon, and the lack of option to disable it.
Kirk Stromberg, a Motorola Engineer, confirmed that the Android 4.4.3 Update will remove the “unused 2nd SIM indicator in the status bar for the Moto G and E”. The announcement came in a reply he made to a Google+ post made by Motorola’s VP, Punit Soni. Interestingly, Mr.Soni’s post was just meant to be an announcement which clarified an issue, but instead it brought in more news.
He confirmed that a new option will be available in the Android 4.4.3 update, which will allow the user to disable the “Carrier Name” from being displayed in the status bar. Prior to this, the carrier name was displayed right on the status bar, and users had complained about it to the company.
Also, worth noting is the resolution of the image, which Mr.Soni posted. It was of 1080 x 1920 pixels in size.
Phandroid notes that this could be evidence that the image was posted from a Moto X+1, which is rumoured to be a 1080P device.
Motorola is currently rolling out updates to the Moto G, X and E devices in U.S and Brazil. We are expecting an update for the Global versions, including the Indian Dual SIM variants, to be released in the coming weeks.