Motorola is skipping Android KitKat 4.4.3 on Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini smartphones for Android 4.4.4 to take into account an OpenSSL vulnerability. David Schuster took to Google+ to announce that the manufacturer cancelled the release of Android 4.4.3, which consumers have been patiently waiting for, to work on testing and readying the latest version of KitKat. The bad news is the wait will be prolonged, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
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If you’re waiting for Motorola to roll out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Verizon Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini, don’t hold your breath. Fortunately, there is a lot of good news as the latest batch of Motorola Droid-branded phones for Verizon will be skipping over to Android 4.4.3 instead, bringing it to the latest Android release that was recently made available for Google’s Nexus line as well as the Google Play edition phones.
Following a soak test last week, non-soak test users of the Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini are seeing a small update that brings a few fixes but keeps the phones on Android 4.4. The big visual change is the move to white status bar icons, which were still blue on the last update even though the system was based on KitKat.
Since April, users of the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR M have been waiting for their update to Android 4.4 KitKat and from the looks of it, the wait will soon be over. After a soak test, Verizon has now updated the support documents for both devices with new information about the updates and the changes they’ll bring.
We’ve been informed by a reader that Motorola Mobility is readying to push out a soak test for the Verizon’s Droid Maxx, Droid Ultra, and Droid Mini tonight. The soak test is now being deployed to users who chose to participate in Motorola’s program so it won’t be available to all Droid owners at this time.
Motorola’s Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx have been holding strong on Android 4.4 while their cousin the Moto X has seen the bump to 4.4.2, and now soak test invites are heading out that will bring the devices up to parity. Invites heading out usually mean that an update is close on the horizon, and should arrive within the next few days for those participating in the Motorola Feedback Network.
Welp, dedicated Droid DNA owners, here it comes. Quite possibly the last major update you’ll get for the Verizon Droid DNA. Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 are incoming and should be available starting April 24. (That’s this Thursday.) Also on board is Sense 5.5. Not a bad update for an aging phone. Enjoy, folks.
Users of the Motoroloa Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR M won’t have to wait much longer to update to Android 4.4 KitKat. Motorola has been making progress on the 4.4 update for both devices, both of which were originally released in September 2012. The update should be available in a few weeks, according to Motorola Mobility’s Senior Director of Software Product Management David Schuster. He wrote on Google+:
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