When will my phone get the Android 4.4 KitKat update: here is what we know

Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat yesterday and it is a fairly big update to the world’s most popular platform, but question remains: when will you be able to get it…
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35. AJmeBOY

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Moto RAZR MAXX: I know it's older. Was planning on Verizon getting the Nexus 5. Plan B: Get help/guidance rooting it to 4.4 (when available). I've never rooted a device before. Where does one go for easy to follow directions to complete this task without losing everything?

94. rabidhunter

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

DROID RAZR MAXX This device will remain on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Do you have the latest Motorola software? Find out. Receive emails when software updates are available for your device From the Motorola update portal. The RAZR Maxx HD will receive the update. The RAZR Maxx (XT912) will not.

36. sguyx

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Still 4.1.2 in Note 10.1 and the device isnt on any these list (4.2, 4.2 , 4.4) so frustrating - better to stay away from sammyphones in the future...

242. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Supposedly the update started rolling out to the LTE version in certain European countries on Monday and the wifi version is supposed to follow up soon. Mine is rooted so I'm trying a build that someone built for the GT-N8013 off of the update that rolled out for the GT-N8000 that has a script to remove the phone(LTE) parts from the ROM. Flashing it as I type. And then I look and realize that this is just an updated article from last year and the comments are from November... =/

39. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

What I don't understand is the statement that Google has made regarding Kit Kat and the ability of it to run on low ram, older devices... But not updating the Galaxy Nexus. Oh as far as LG goes. I also have the G Pro, 4.1.2.. That's now 5 updates behind! Well, not mine Rooted and 4.3.1 Cyanmod baby!

118. Tutsumi

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 09, 2013

The nexus is because the phone's hardware is no longer being made - because the maker went out of business ... or something like that. Do some research, you'll find your full answer there.

41. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

i have an lg g2 and this was my worry with going with lg. when i had the lg optimus g, it took for ever to get an update and the update wasnt even the latest android update that was out. the lg optimus g pro is still on android 4.1.2. and now i fear my lg g2 will be stuck with android 4.2.2 for a while. when lg does decide to give it android 4.3, the other big oem's will already have their flagship devices on android 4.4. lg burns its customers again.

42. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

It would be nice if Samsung would update their older devices that only have dual core & 1GB of RAM (Galaxy S2) to this. That would mean that my Epic Touch would be able to live an extra 6-8months.

43. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

As expecetd ... no inputs from SONY ... a company with "Pathetic" customer care.

45. lollicup04

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

It would be great if Samsung updated the S2 and Galaxy Note 1 to 4.4, the two phones that really helped them gain popularity

48. johanphilis

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 03, 2013

Hi ehmm i have a samsung galaxy express and i wonder will i get kitkat if not will i get something new and how do i uppdate it?

65. daadaaam

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

I have samsung galaxy SII and I have a question. When will my phone get it? I'm waiting for it :(((

66. racer83l

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I almost don't understand the need for getting the updates on a phone with a skin... I had the Note 3 for 14 days. And I couldn't see any 4.3 shining through the UI. When the Note 3 gets 4.4 I would love to revisit it and see the changes. P.S.- I will be staring out my window for UPS today. My Nexus 5 is coming!!!!

67. aelieee28

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

When i can get Android kitkat on my note 2 :(

168. menaV1

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

at least you have android 4.3, the 2012 droid razrs(M,HD, and MAXX HD) are still on 4.1.2. Motorola took a giant dump on the razrs. I'm sick of it. im getting an iPhone. that what i wont have to worry about updates for the next 4 years.

170. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The 2012 Razrs have all been confirmed to be updated to 4.4.

172. menaV1

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

since november...its almost January...step it up motorola!

173. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's been less than 3 months, and they've released KitKat for 5 devices since then. The 2012 models have less priority since they're older, that's only natural. I would expect them to get KitKat in March, probably later, but definitely before June. You can't tell Motorola to step it up when, apart from Nexus and Google Play Edition devices, only 2 other phones have gotten KitKat. That means Motorola makes up 71% of all OEM branded devices on KitKat. Motorola is doing better than anybody else, considering most of those devices are carrier branded.

178. menaV1

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

you have a point there. its been so long since i've seen a big update...

76. Prabs

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

No LG G2?????

78. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Why hasn't Nexus 7 (2013)been updated yet? Damn

234. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

This article is for phones not tablets. I have the Nexus 7 2013 WiFi and it updated to 4.4.3 last week, which is the latest version. It updated to 4.4 around 2-3 weeks after it was announced IIRC.

82. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Kinda hard to believe that my Atrix HD will jump from 4.1 to 4.4 after we got screwed out of ICS with the Atrix 4G.. from the looks of the lineup it seems that we will be getting it last if they dont screw us again

85. Android4Ever

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

From here on out I'm only buying my Samsung devices from the Google Play Store...Its a damn shame that my S4 or Note 3 isn't on this list. Oh well, you live and you learn...

86. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Oh so now android lover care about official updates. What happen to unofficial updates

174. astonmartin214

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Love UNOFFICIAL my S2 is running 4.4.2 Cynafox

87. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol why is there always no definite date? poor android. this would have me frustrated.

89. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Android is trying to make the world a better place by writing software thats compatible with phones from years ago and yet the carriers and OEMs will not update these devices because it will slow down sales of current models. You lot watch and see.

90. ludegmo

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

So my nexus 7 ( still on 4.3) will be updated after veeizons motorolas? This is Bs google
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