Moto G Android 4.4 Kitkat and HTC One Fix Battery and Signal Loss Problems
The Android 4.4 KitKat operating system has been reported to bring some trouble to users that have the HTC One or the Motorola Moto G. The two handsets are having sudden battery drops and even signal loss. When it comes to the battery life dropping, Google advises people to uninstall any apps that access the camera (for example Skype) which would apparently prevent the huge drops. When it comes to the signal loss, the situation becomes somewhat complicated.
Google further explains that, while the number of cases is very small, there have been situations when camera-accessing apps have activated some bugs which resulted in battery loss. If you tend to use this type of apps quite a lot, then you are even more prone to bugs. The best fix, as Google says, is deleting these applications. While the company realizes people are dependent on apps like Skype, this is still their advice for users who are having trouble with their handset. If you’re not willing to uninstall these apps, you can always check for some developer fixes or go back to a previous version of OS.
Motorola had tried to get ahead of the game with fellow competitors when it gave the Motorola Moto G the upgradable operating system to the 4.4 KitKat version of Android. Now, while the company was expecting a smooth performance regarding its interface, the smartphone has to deal with the following problems:
- Drop calls
- Errors when activating Airplane mode
- No Airplane Icon notification
- Signal issues when taking a call
- Signal loss even without making a call
- The notification “No SIM” keeps appearing
Same problems have been reported with users of the HTC One handset, and HTC has been very sensible to the situation making the following statement: “We are aware that a limited number of HTC users are experiencing difficulties with the KitKat update. As a result, all FOTA updates have been temporarily suspended. HTC is committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience and we are working hard to resolve the issue quickly.”
The best fix but not the most convenient one is turning your phone to Airplane Mode. If this doesn’t work for you, you can check up on what other analysts are saying that clearing caches might do it. If nothing works, you should reset your hard and install another version of Android.