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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11 Comments

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

2. palmguy

Posts: 949; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

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

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

5. bambamboogy02

Posts: 819; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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

7. NIK01

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

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

8. troutsy

Posts: 375; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

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

11. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Battery saver mode still not working on droid mini!

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