Nov 19 AT 4:34 PM Dustin Earley 17 Comments

Motorola’s entire line of 2012 Droid devices will be updated to KitKat


Today is a marvelous day for updates. Not only are the international Samsung Galaxy Note II and T-Mobile Galaxy S III getting Android 4.3, but the Verizon Motorola Moto X is getting Android 4.4. Now, Motorola has made some changes to their update support guide that show a whole handful of other Motorola phones will be updated to KitKat.

We previously knew the 2013 lineup of Motorola Droid devices would be getting updated to Android 4.4 KitKat, and now we know the 2012 lineup will share the same fate. The means the Droid RAZR HD, HD MAXX and RAZR M will all be updated to Android 4.4. Also being updated to 4.4 is the Atrix HD and US Cellular Electrify M.

When it was announced this morning that the Verizon Moto X was already being updated to Android 4.4, we were blown away. Verizon has strict standards for their updates, which means Motorola had to have worked extra hard to get the update up to snuff this quickly. Beating a Nexus device to update is no easy task, but Motorola has done it. If the Nexus team at Google doesn’t get their act together, Motorola could become the manufacturer to buy from if you want big updates first.

Source: DroidLife

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • LukeT32

    Would be cool if they updated the Original RAZR and RAZR MAXX too.

  • ryan M

    What about RAZR i ?

    • Dovice

      RAZR i is the same as the RAZR M, just a slightly different config for the European market. Sure it will be updated too as it is very popular.

      • Gnumpf

        “Slightly different config”?
        The x86 core _might_ cause some troubles in the porting process…

  • Kevin

    This article is a bit redundant – We all know Motorola is owned by Google now and We also know it was Googles plan to make all phone quicker to receive latest update. Main reason to continue to buy Nexus is for the Pure Google Experience. . not just the latest update. All phones are suppose to receive latest Android.

    • Guest

      But all phones Don’t, especially on Verizon… Phone updates these days are still rare thus it is NEW (s)

  • boone simpson

    except not really.

    Motorola Droid 4, released Feb 2012…not getting an update.

    • adam

      That lie droid 4 got update from android 2.3.5 OS to 4.0.4 os-4.1.2 os is plenty

      • Brad

        I have a Droid 4, currently running 4.1.2 software, and I have heard that we were slotted for the 4.4 update. Is there any truth to that at all, or are we, as Droid 4 owners, doomed to be stuck in Jelly Bean, while the rest of the world enjoys Kit Kat?

  • Pravas

    Entire line of 2012, that is great.

  • Sam

    Its nice, atleast google owns motorola now. i think nexus devices are stupid and the flaws they have can really be irritating. they should stop making nexus and start concentrating on moto.

  • GERA_B

    Wheeeee! Thank you Motorola!

  • seattleboi1982

    Atrix HD is included in getting the update.

  • donger

    Hello Moto!

  • vma

    Except it has totally shut down my phone. My phone is now frozen and after trying multiple ways, it won’t even power up beyond the “M” symbol. I don’t recall any of my prior updates having this kind of havoc on my phone. I’ll be taking it to Verizon soon unless someone here has suggestions! Thanks!

  • sheriffdude

    What about razr I nothing again

  • sheriffdude

    So can any 1 tell me is razr I