Verizon and Motorola have confirmed that their DROID devices from 2013 — including the DROID Mini, Ultra and MAXX — will be receiving Android 4.4.4 builds. Right away we can tell you not to expect much as this release was only ever meant as a maintenance upgrade. As such, the changelog is rather thin and unexciting but it’s worth taking a look at anyway. Here are the changes you can expect for each phone:
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat: stability, framework and security improvements
- Improved Bluetooth connectivity
- Improved dynamic range and flourescent lighting balance in camera photos
- Ability to pause and resume video recording
- VZ Cloud and Visual Voicemail updates
- ISIS Mobile Wallet app added
Nothing to write home about, but it all adds up to providing a stable user experience (and it doesn’t hurt to have all your flagship DROID devices on the absolute latest version of Android available). The upgrades should begin rolling out in stages in the weeks to come.
You can start checking for firmware 21.11.21.obake by heading to Settings > About phone > System updates. If it doesn’t show up right away that just means your device hasn’t been tapped to receive it yet, so be patient and all will be right within your DROID-filled universe.
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- Check out the Motorola DROID Ultra forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
- Check out the Motorola DROID Maxx forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.