Motorola Droid Razr HD, Maxx HD and Razr M should be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming weeks
According to David Schuster, who is Motorola Mobility's Senior Director of Software Product Management, it’s going to be “a few more weeks” before “the 2012 Droid family” will get KitKat. Reportedly, Motorola has “made great progress” with the updates - thus, with a bit of luck, users could start seeing update notifications before the end of April.
All three Droids ran Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at launch, so it’s nice to see they'll be receiving KitKat. We’ll report back when the updates are actually rolling out.
At the moment, only the Droid Razr M can still be purchased at Verizon (at least online). The other two handsets have been replaced by the newer Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx.
source: Goole+ via Android Central
1. draconic1991 (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Even after being thown around so much, motorola is doing so great....and samsung cant even update s3 to 4.4....stupid touchwiz....:|
2. grahaman27 (Posts: 348; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
its still in the works.
3. draconic1991 (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Thats the US version...im talking about the international version
6. shuaibhere (Posts: 1665; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Samsung has promised kitkat for s3..do you know any other OEM's who has promised kitkat for their 2012 flagship...NO...
Next to motorola samsung is doing good in updates...
15. LoveHater (Posts: 161; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
I just can't believe u only got 2 vote (1 is mine btw),, that's true,,,not just iSammy,Lg,Sony they all tasted more success than Moto but still they don't prioritize updates for older ones much but Moto after having thrown like a child with no parent ,,, still shows signs of promising improvement and future
4. dbdrummer88 (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
Not sure why they say "2012 droid family". This would then include the Razr, Razr Maxx, and Droid 4 (which is my current phone). The phones getting upgraded all came out in late 2012.
7. Planterz (Posts: 1071; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Up until a couple months ago, my phone was the Razr Maxx. Slow to update to ICS, slow to update to JB, and apparently stuck there forever. I'm glad the next generation phones are getting the KK update, but I'm baffled as way the original Razrs are getting the shaft, because with the lag I suffered with my Razr Maxx, I'm sure it could have benefited from KK.
I've since switched to T-Mobile. I'm saving a fu#$ton of money, plus I can use unlocked phones which aren't tied town to bull$#it provider-approved, months-late updates like Verizon is infamous for.
9. kanagadeepan (Posts: 721; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Buddy OG Razr series are using TI OMAP chipsets, which is NOT supported by TI itself for KitKat. This is the same reason GalaxyNexus is NOT updated to KitKat...
10. Planterz (Posts: 1071; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Good point. I'm sure I read that at some time, but had forgotten. But still, the original 2012 Droid line has been completely abandonded. Not fair, not cool. Plus my batteries kept exploding.
12. grahaman27 (Posts: 348; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
dude, the 2012 droid line is what this article is about. you mean the 2011 droid family?
16. dbdrummer88 (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
I did just check and you are right. The original Razr came out in 2011, but the Droid 4 and Maxx came out in 2012 and therefore are technically part of the 2012 family.
And I too forgot about the TI OMAP issue.
19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
They did technically come out in 2012, but they're a part of the 2011 generation of devices.
8. troutsy (Posts: 282; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
The original Razr series was released in 2011 (in most places) so they would be considered the "2011 droid family" possibly alongside the bionic which was released earlier in year 2011.
14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
that's great for Moto. the Razr M was actually a REALLY popular phone for Verizon which i'm sure is why they're still selling it. i'm glad to see it in particular is still being supported.
18. JC557 (Posts: 1160; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I'm still rocking the Razr M as a backup phone. It's still fast, smooth, handles anything I throw at it and very pocketable. The battery life is still top notch.
17. StanleyG88 (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
Actually the Motorola Droid Razr HD and the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD were both released in Oct 2012. They are the same except the maxx has 16 more GB of internal storage (32 gb vs 16gb) and a larger battery (3300 vs 2600). The HD models which the article is taking about use a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 processor.
It was the original Razr and Razr Maxx (not HD) that was introduced in late 2011 that used the TI OMAP4430 chip.
20. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
This is great and all, but come on Motorola, where's 4.4.2 for us 2013 Droid owners? It's been 2 months since the Moto X got it. I'm starting to regret not waiting longer for custom Moto X designs on Verizon. Why do I have to be so picky?
21. ronrobsilver (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Please tell me that I am not the only one who thinks that the, so-called, upgrade to 4.4.2 is not a horrible debacle!
So many apps are missing functionality or simply no longer work it is beyond comprehention.
Is there any way to roll back to an earlier o/s?
I am using a Droid Razr Maxx HD on Verizon.