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Verizon posts changelist for Android 4.4.4 Motorola DROID MAXX, DROID Ultra and DROID Mini update

Verizon posts changelist for Android 4.4.4 Motorola DROID MAXX, DROID Ultra and DROID Mini update
Last week, we told you that a soak test was going on, to test Android 4.4.4 for the Motorola DROID MAXX, Motorola DROID Ultra and the Motorola DROID Mini. At the time, a changelist had yet to be posted by Verizon, most likely because the update was not widespread. But now that a changelist is up, we can come to the conclusion that Verizon is pushing out the new build to all customers with one of the three 2013 DROID models.

The update includes a couple of changes related to Android 4.4.4, such as stability, framework and security improvements. In addition, Bluetooth connectivity has been improved. With the camera, one of the more useful additions is the ability to stop and resume video recording. A pause and resume button is added to the viewfinder, and you should see an improvement in picture quality. The camera will now produce more natural colors using flash, and take better pictures in low-light using the front-facing camera. You will also find improved photos under fluorescent lighting.

New Verizon apps included with the update include the latest version of VZ Cloud, and an improvement to Visual Voicemail that allows you to view caller, voicemail details, and access messages on-screen. And the ISIS mobile app has been added.

The update will come OTA, so keep an eye out for the notifications. It will take 3 to 5 minutes to download the update, and another 3 to 5 minutes to install it. The software version is 21.11.21, and we suggest using Wi-Fi when downloading and installing the new build. Also, make sure that your battery is fully charged before starting the process.

If you haven't received the update yet, be patient. You can try to coax it our of your device by going to Settings>About phone>System updates.


source: Motorola, Verizon via DroidLife

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posted on 14 Jul 2014, 20:49

1. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Motorola is the best with updates. Keep up the good work, I expect Android L to come to my phone within a month or two of release.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 08:29

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


They went from worst (RAZR) to best (current models) under Google's ownership. I hope Lenovo keeps the focus on quick (and extended) updates.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 21:08

2. palmguy (Posts: 318; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


But, but, what about my Moto X? :(

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 22:17

4. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1887; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


The Moto X is on 4.4.2, the 2013 Verizon Droid series is still on 4.4.0, so this a much bigger update for them. Plus IIRC Motorola pulled the 4.4.3 update for the Xs to instead push out 4.4.4, so they have to resubmit them to the carriers. The Droid series was going straight to 4.4.4 all along so they were already submitted.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 00:16

6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


They rolled out 4.4.4 to the Moto X in India, so I assume the rest of the world will follow shortly. Probably within the next week or two

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 21:42 1

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Not yet available for manual download on my Maxx. :-( Waiting impatiently.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 08:26

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Update: manual download in progress.. Looking forward to 4.4.4 love!

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 00:02

5. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 32; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


manually pulled for Droid Ultra. at 12:01 AM on 07/15/14.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 02:40

7. NIK01 (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


Systemupdate running right now on Droid Mini, 284,9 MB

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 07:41

8. troutsy (Posts: 282; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


My wireless signal strength seems to be crap after updating to 4.4.4... has anyone else noticed that as well?

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 09:46

11. o0Exia0o (Posts: 428; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


Battery saver mode still not working on droid mini!

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