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Android 4.4.2 coming soon to Motorola DROID Ultra and Motorola DROID MAXX?

Android 4.4.2 coming soon to Motorola DROID Ultra and Motorola DROID MAXX?
With the Motorola Moto X updated to Android 4.4.2, it is time for the Motorola DROID Ultra and Motorola DROID MAXX to also get updated to that same Android build. The two received Android 4.4 back in December. As usual with Motorola branded handsets, users of the two DROID handsets are being asked to participate in a soak test before the update is disseminated.

What's the point of the soak test? By installing an upcoming update on a small number of handsets, Motorola can make sure that everything goes as smoothly as hoped. If there is a problem that forces the update to be halted, it will affect only a small number of handsets. After the test is completed, Android 4.4.2 will start to roll out for the two handsets.

Will Motorola continue the DROID line, which has been a Verizon exclusive dating back to the OG Motorola DROID? The Motorola DROID MAXX has its fans because of the extra long battery life, but most flagship models have been closing the gap. As far as a possible Motorola DROID 5 is concerned, a picture  that claimed to show off the device appeared last August, but nothing has been heard about the phone since.


source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 05 May 2014, 23:47 2

1. Planterz (Posts: 825; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


A Motorola on Verizon getting an update to a somewhat current version? Now THAT'S NEWS! Next you'll tell me the situation in the Ukraine has been resolved, Israel has signed a peace treaty with Egypt, Iran, and Lybia, cats and dogs are living together.

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:26 1

6. Jinto (Posts: 399; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


You are on a phone site
Go to CNN to calm down or something

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:30

7. Planterz (Posts: 825; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sarcasm?s=t

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:41 1

8. Jinto (Posts: 399; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stupidity

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:43 1

9. Planterz (Posts: 825; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


If you have a PayPal account, give it to me, so I can donate to you so you can buy yourself a motherfu$%ing clue.

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:52 1

10. Jinto (Posts: 399; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Get a life
jucoolimages.com/images/get_a_life/get_a_life_04.g​if

posted on 06 May 2014, 01:00

13. Planterz (Posts: 825; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Take your own advice, tard. Meanwhile, it'd be nice if you could form an opinion, express it with some personality, understand the concept of humor, and learn to punctuate.

posted on 06 May 2014, 01:22 1

14. Jinto (Posts: 399; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Well Mr. Grammar,
You barely have a personality, I don't think anyone on this site would call you posts funny, and this

"If you have a PayPal account, give it to me, so I can donate to you so you can buy yourself a motherfu$%ing clue."

would never be seen as an opinion.

posted on 06 May 2014, 02:07 1

15. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1442; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Actually, the Verizon Moto X got 4.4 before even the Nexus. And the 4.4 update for the 2013 Droids went out a month after that.

I know I know, sarcasm, but there are people who actually still believe that's how things are.

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:10

2. StanleyG88 (Posts: 78; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


What about Droid Razr Maxx HD?

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:25 1

5. Jinto (Posts: 399; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Hopefully Lenovo will fix those typos

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:17

3. fzacek (Posts: 1682; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I think the Droid line is basically over. Motorola is rocking it with the Moto X & G, so they will probably be focusing their time on the Moto X+1 and Moto G+1...

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:53 1

11. Planterz (Posts: 825; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


One has to wonder. The current Droid line fills some niches, that's for certain. The Ultra is super thin, the Maxx has a huge battery, and the Mini is nice and small. But they're certainly overshadowed by the other flagships phones like the GS5, G2, or M8.

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:59

12. Jinto (Posts: 399; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


True, true

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:23

4. Jinto (Posts: 399; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


I had such high expectations for these...

posted on 06 May 2014, 06:53

16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It's about time. It took way too long for this to happen. I hope this update brings the white status bar icons, I'm getting tired of the blue, and I have no idea why thy decided to keep it for the 4.4 update.

posted on 06 May 2014, 08:48

17. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1442; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


At least with the blue/gray icons you can tell if something's happening. While the white looks cleaner, it actually tells you less than before. Now you need to pull down the notification shade and hit settings to see if you have an active data signal, where with the blue/gray you can see at a glance. My Dad's old flip phone can even do that.

I know KK is supposed to use less resources, and not having to redraw the status bar helps with that, but if it's not actually going to show active status then they might as well get rid of it completely.

posted on 06 May 2014, 19:40

18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I'm sure manufacturer's can add that back in if they wanted to.

posted on 09 May 2014, 19:12

19. eddiea (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


This phone has been on my "to buy" list since my contract came up for renewal 3 weeks ago. I'm eager to hear more about the 4.4.2 update.

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