Android and Me

Last year’s DROID models going straight to Android 4.4.3

2 months ago 1

If you’re the owner of a Motorola DROID Maxx, Ultra or Mini, we have some good news for you. You’ve probably noticed that you haven’t received your Android 4.4.2 update, something that the Moto X got long ago. Apparently Motorola was having some trouble with the update for the DROID devices, and instead of delaying it, the company decided to wait for Android 4.4.3.

Now that Android 4.4.3 is officially out, Motorola’s senior director of software product management David Schuster has announced that the DROIDs will skip Android 4.4.2 entirely and instead move to Android 4.4.3. While this means a longer wait time for owners of these DROIDs, I think this is a good idea in the end.

I see a lot of comments on a couple different threads asking about the 2013 DROID plans. Now that KitKat 4.4.3 is publicly available I am able to give more information about our plans. As I have stated previously, we ran into some issues with requirement churn on getting KitKat 4.4.2 out as quickly as we wanted too. Once that got resolved last month 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 SchusterMotorola

Expect your Android 4.4.3 update “shortly,” as it won’t take too long to roll out knowing Motorola. The company has been amazing with updates lately, upgrading the Moto X to KitKat in record time and announcing that the Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E will be getting Android 4.4.3 a mere week after it was announced. Hopefully this will please 2013 DROID owners.