Android 4.4 KitKat update confirmed for older Motorola Droid, Atrix and Electrify devices

November 19, 2013
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In addition to the Moto X, Moto G and Motorola’s 2013 Droid-branded Android handsets, older smartphones made by the company will also be updated to Google’s latest mobile OS version.

Motorola has confirmed on its Android update support page that the Droid RAZR M (including the developer edition model), the Droid RAZR HD and the Droid RAZR MAXX HD will get the KitKat update, although actual release dates for the software upgrade are not available yet.

The good news doesn’t stop there, as the Atrix HD and the Electrify M, sold by AT&T and U.S. Cellular, respectively, are also set to be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. Again, availability details for these updates have not been made official.

We shouldn’t be surprised to see Google interested in pushing the KitKat update to older devices, especially Motorola handsets. After all, KitKat has been optimized to work on older smartphones and tablets in an effort to reduce fragmentation.

Earlier today, the Verizon Moto X became the first Moto X model to be updated to KitKat, only three weeks after the launch of the new OS. That must surely mean that other U.S. and international Moto X versions will also receive the highly-anticipated update.

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