Motorola Droid Razr HD, Maxx HD and Razr M should be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming weeks

Motorola Droid Razr HD, Maxx HD and Razr M should be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming weeks
It looks like Verizon’s Motorola Droid Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD and Razr M (all released back in 2012) are finally going to be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat.

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 The other two handsets have been replaced by the newer Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx.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

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21 Comments

1. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 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: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

3. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Thats the US version...im talking about the international version

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 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: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 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: Feb 24, 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: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 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: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

dude, the 2012 droid line is what this article is about. you mean the 2011 droid family?

16. dbdrummer88

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 24, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They did technically come out in 2012, but they're a part of the 2011 generation of devices.

8. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

5. JS132

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

Still waiting on 4.4 for the Verizon Note 3.

11. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Where is Razr i?

13. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

good question, where is that phone?

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 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: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: May 28, 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.

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