May 12 AT 5:34 PM Alex Wagner 354 Comments

Motorola Droid Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD and Razr M KitKat updates given green light by Verizon

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Remember that Motorola Droid RAZR HD soak test that I told you about last week? Well I’ve got some good news for you DROID RAZR HD owners, because the update has been approved by Verizon as Android 4.4.2 KitKat. And it’s gets even better, because the same update has also been given the green light for the Droid Razr Maxx HD and Droid Razr M.

Verizon has posted the official support documents for the Android 4.4.2 updates for the Droid Razr HD, Droid Razr Maxx HD and Droid Razr M. The changelogs for the updates look fairly similar, which isn’t a surprise considering that these three Droids are all fairly similar phones. Here’s what you can Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD and Razr M folk can expect from the updates:

AFTER INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE UPDATE YOU WILL NOTICE NUMEROUS ENHANCEMENTS AND CHANGES, INCLUDING:

Android™ 4.4.2, KitKat®

  • A new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development

MESSAGING:

  • Access SMS, MMS, and video calls in one place 
  • Google Talk has been replaced with Google Hangouts 
  • Supports location-sharing and animated GIF’s through Google Hangouts

IMMERSIVE INTERFACE:

  • Full-screen album and movie art appear when streaming/projecting
  • Play, pause and jump to a certain song or movie chapter easily
  • Less invasive status bar 
    • Hides the status bar until you swipe the screen edge to bring it back

EMOJIS:

  • Personalize messages with smileys, cars, animals and icons

DROID ZAP 2.0 UPDATE:

  • The fastest and easiest way to share HD videos and pictures
  • New ZAP app interface 
  • ZAP is available from the Play Store. 

ENHANCEMENTS:

  • Android Security Patches 
  • WiFi has been improved 
  • Roaming has been improved 

APPLICATIONS:

  • The following apps/widgets have been updated/integrated:
    • Droid Zap (integrated)

Owners of the Droid Razr HD, Droid Razr Maxx HD and Droid Razr M have been patiently waiting for this update since mid-November 2013, so it’s great to see that it’s finally ready to roll out. Neither Motorola nor Verizon have said exactly when the updates will start going out over the air, but if you’re rocking one of these three Droids, you can check for your update manually by heading into Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates.

Once you and your Droid get a taste of KitKat, be sure to share your first impressions with us in the comments section below!

Sources: Droid-Life, Verizon Wireless: Droid Razr HD/Razr Maxx HDDroid Razr M

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