Motorola senior director of software product management David Schuster, said on Wednesday that Motorola will soon start rolling out Android 4.4.3 to the 2013 DROID handsets. That means that the Motorola DROID Ultra
, Motorola DROID MAXX
and Motorola DROID Mini
will all skip Android 4.4.2 to receive the latest build of Android, which was just sent out to Nexus devices and certain Google Play edition models
Schuster said that Motorola had some issues with Android 4.4.2, forcing the manufacturer to make a decision. They could have gone with Android 4.4.2, but that would have meant a delay of as much as a month in sending out Android 4.4.3. Instead, Motorola decided to go with the latter. "We are working to get this update to you shortly
," he says.
"We had a decision to make with respect to rolling out KitKat 4.4.2 vs. waiting for KitKat 4.4.3, which we knew, was coming out shortly. We were concerned that if we used KitKat 4.4.2 it could be months before we were given the opportunity to get you KitKat 4.4.3. Consequently, we made the decision to wait for KitKat 4.4.3 as the base for our next update to the 2013 DROID family. We are working to get this update to you shortly, as it gets closer I will let you guys know. Thanks for your patience."-David Schuster, Motorola senior director of software product management
As we told you on Tuesday, Motorola is currently updating
the Motorola Moto X
, Motorola Moto G
and Motorola Moto E
with Android 4.4.3.
Motorola DROID MAXX