Motorola commits to bringing KitKat for DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, and DROID M



Motorola shocked the world yesterday when they announced they’d be the first OEM to bring Android 4.4 KitKat to the masses. That happened on the Motorola Moto X, and on Verizon’s version, no less. We’re still waiting on word about Motorola’s latest DROID phones, but it seems the company is looking to take things up a notch — they are now promising Android 4.4 for Verizon’s 2012 DROID phones.

Specifically, the Motorola DROID M, Motorola DROID RAZR HD, and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD are all being lined up to receive the upgrade to KitKat at some point in the future. Motorola wasn’t interested in giving us a timeframe for those devices, but we imagine it won’t be much longer than a few months before we can get our hands on the chocolatey goodness.

That said, it’s wise not to expect the update quite as fast as it arrived on the Moto X, and it will probably be lower on their list of priorities compared to the Motorola DROID MAXX, Motorola DROID Ultra, and Motorola DROID Mini. Still, the fact that 2012 phones are being pegged for the latest version of Android is something to applaud.

[via Motorola, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Thumbs up for Moto

  2. My understanding of Motorola is becoming screwed up lol

    1. This is going against everything I once believed xD

  3. I’m becoming more impressed with Motorola each and every day.

    1. I would like to see them take Samsung’s place as the world leader of Android phones.

      1. While light years away from Samsung’s market share, they seem to be trying very hard lately. Definitely aiming to satisfy a large group of the old Moto fan base. Good job Motorola!

      2. Step one needs to be to focus less on Verizon only phones. I can hardly find a case for my Droid Raze Maxx HD on Amazon.de (I am working overseas and this is my US phone).

  4. HTC and Motorola are killing it in the Android space…

  5. Hmm how about they Commit to getting my Razr M on 4.2 or maybe 4.3. Its still sitting on 4.1.2 yet they are committed to getting it on Kit Kat? We will see if this actually happens. Plus im sure it will be typical Moto Fashion of their phones becoming worst after updates.

    1. They will most likely skip up to 4.4.

  6. They’re also updating the electrify M and the atrix HD to kitkat

    1. I got matrix HD can’t wait to have holo blur kitkat

  7. Wow. I need to start investing in Motorola hardware.

  8. Now that Google is fully entrenched itself in Motorola, I’d say it’s likely a good bet, but I do remember Motorola making the same exact promise/commitment to Atrix and Photon owners 2 years ago and that ended up being an empty promise. That’s one of the main reasons I moved on to the Note series.

  9. If it’s true, excellent news!

  10. Can I just get the latest Jelly Bean on my Razr Maxx?!


  11. do you now if the verizon droid razr maxx is unlock or can be unlock?

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