January 14, 2014
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motorola-droid-maxx-aa-rear smallDuring mid-December Verizon revealed on Twitter that it would start pushing out Android KitKat to the Droid Ultra, MAXX and Mini. Soon after the rollout started Droid-Life reported that Verizon and Motorola stopped pushing out the upgrade as some users were reporting that their phones were being bricked. There was never any official word from Motorola or Verizon but now according to the same source users are starting to receiving the update again.

Although the initial problems with the upgrade are unfortunate, it certainly now seems that Motorola and Google are starting to work better together and it is good to see Google’s subsidiary rolling out KitKat on a variety of its devices. In November Motorola pushed out KitKat to the Moto X, in December KitKat started rolling out for the Moto G in North America and last week the European versions of that phone started to receive the same KitKat goodness. Also the company has published the kernel sources for the Moto G on the popular open source project site SourceForge.

Do you own one of the latest Motorola Droid phones on Verizon? If so did you receive an update yet to Android 4.4 KitKat? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.

Gary Sims
Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade and specializes in open source systems. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems.He has many years of experience in system design and development as well as system administration, system security and networking protocols. He also knows several programming languages, as he was previously a software engineer for 10 years.
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