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Motorola makes another attempt to rollout Android 4.4 for the DROID MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini

Motorola makes another attempt to rollout Android 4.4 for the DROID MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini
Motorola's first attempt at pushing out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for its new line of Verizon DROIDs came about one month ago. The rollout began on December 19th; and over the next week, Motorola was hit by a number of reports that the update was actually bricking user devices, but it seems that the issues are fixed, because the rollout is beginning anew.

The update was apparently pulled at the end of December, although there was never official confirmation from Motorola about that. This morning there were
Motorola makes another attempt to rollout Android 4.4 for the DROID MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini
new reports that the Motorola DROID MAXX and the DROID ULTRA are both once again getting the update, which is coming through as build 19.5.3. That is the same exact build number as the first update, but we would assume that Motorola has fixed the issue with this one. 

As we detailed when the update first rolled out, the Android 4.4 update will bring improved camera quality, Emoji support, the KitKat immersive mode, improved FitBit compatibility, and a number of updated apps like Verizon Mobile Security, Google Photos, Motorola Assist, and more.

*Update* It looks like the Android 4.4 KitKat update is also rolling out to the DROID Mini. Everything seems to be going well this time around, so if you have any of the new Motorola DROIDs, you should be seeing the update soon enough, if you haven't gotten it already. 

source: Droid Life & GSMArena

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posted on 13 Jan 2014, 18:43 4

1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3224; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I thought Verizon does extensive tests for updates. Seems like smoke if devices were getting bricked.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 23:21 3

5. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


No kidding. The Verizon update delay has always smelled of being bogus. Remember how badly they screwed the Nexus program?

Either way, I'm happy to see that Motorola didn't let the bug delay them for too long.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 16:49

11. trollz (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


The Verizon "testing period" is to add crapware no one will never use.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 13:24

10. bwhiting (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


The soak test was finding more bugs in it than what we thought at first for the new update. That the reason it was pulled from a lot of the device users that had them.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 18:50

2. aventador00 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jan 2014)


Is the Droid Mini getting the update as well?

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 19:50

3. o0Exia0o (Posts: 317; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


Yes it is as well.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 23:15 1

4. Brewski (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Mine updated on Dec. 19th and I haven't had any problems so far.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 11:30 1

8. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Same with mine. I didn't even realize there was a problem LoL.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 05:17

6. structureman116 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


I checked for updates this morning on my Mini as I was driving in to work and voila!! It is installing as I type! Helloooooo Kit Kat!!!

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 08:13 1

7. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Just got my update early this morning. Gonna factory reset to see how well it works with no apps to interfere with new OS.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 11:40

9. structureman116 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


I just used the Google Wallet tap to pay at my local McDonalds...effing awesome!!!!! No need for crap ass Isis!!!!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 02:30

12. NIK01 (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


Does the update contain the developer option to change from dalvik to ART????
THX...

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 01:03 1

13. o0Exia0o (Posts: 317; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


Yes it does

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