Yesterday we brought attention to an issue with Motorola's international devices wherein the carrier ID would be displayed in the status bar all the time, making the notification area almost useless in many circumstances. Well, Motorola VP Punit Soni happened to notice the post and chimed in with an update – it turns out Motorola is rolling out a fix in 4.4.3.


When the new software hits devices (which is going on right now), there will be a toggle in the network settings to turn the status bar carrier ID off. This is definitely my preferred solution – keep that area clear of anything but notifications. The carrier ID can still be seen in the notification pull-down. Some might still like the option to have the name up there until such time as a notification arrives, but you can't have everything.

The new toggle should be on the international Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E. Interestingly, none of those phones have a 1080p screen, but the screenshot posted by Soni is 1080p. I'll let you read into that what you will.

[+Punit Soni]