Is Motorola rolling out KitKat to the DROID MAXX and ULTRA again?

by: Gary SimsJanuary 14, 2014

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.

  • Lance Dyer

    I just got an update notification for KitKat on my Droid Maxx (Verizon).

    • MSmith79

      I just can’t think of any good reason why someone down voted this post.

  • Jayfeather787

    I would flash a ROM myself. I am always suspicious about official software updates if my device is not a Nexus. I don’t know what bloat they are sneaking in, or if it could lock the bootloader permanently, like the Chromecast. Also typo last paragraph “4.2 kit kat” should be 4.4

  • Dylan Azari

    It should be 4.4.2 not 4.2

  • Kenny McDonald

    Yep, they are rolling it out again. I have KitKat on my MAXX and the wife now has it on her MINI. We got it around midnight and no issues so far!

  • Bmg

    waiting to install as this upgrade causes pdanet+ not to function

  • Melody Paul

    Yes…installation going on now for my Motorola Droid Razr Maxx :-)

  • Mike

    I live in Illinois and received the update yesterday. So far everything seems good.

  • steve4821

    Got it at 7am today (1/14/14). Droid Ultra.

  • D.J. Sanders

    I got 4.4 on my droid maxx this morning. Still trying to figure out what all the hype was about my phone doesn’t appear or work any differently than it did on 4.2.2 with the exception of the Settings icon looks different.

  • Keargee Krewchoff

    Help Help Help. I got the update to day, 1-15-14, my phone (Droid Maxx)
    dose not work nearly as well. my data speed is now almost nonexistent.
    Talking 5Kb/s max. app’s will not update, app’s will not download. I did
    a wipe, with the prayer that it would roll me back. (it did not) now
    the droid maxx a almost non-useable I could use any input anyone’s got. I
    am a fool to have updated. If you happen to read this before updating
    DON”T DO IT.! save your phone and save your self a headache.

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