May 6th, 2014


Soak test invites have started rolling out to Verizon customers with the Motorola DROID MAXX and Motorola DROID Ultra, which means the company has been cooking up something rather serious. Naturally there’s no official word on what it could be, but our best guess is they’re finally getting the Android 4.4.2 maintenance upgrade rolled out to everyone.

Up until now the device had only received the original 4.4 KitKat upgrade, which hasn’t been totally problematic but could do with a few fixes. For starters, we’re crossing our fingers that Motorola will be ditching those blue status bar icons they decided to keep from the Jelly Bean days.

We’re also hoping they’ve done something to address battery life — it’s been hard to get close to that advertised 48 hour battery life on the DROID MAXX ever since KitKat came along. Speculation won’t do much good, though, so we’ll have to wait for the upgrade to start rolling out before we get a sense of what it is. Stay tuned.

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