Motorola’s unexpected treats just keep on trickling in, as the Verizon-exclusive Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini are getting promoted to Android 4.4 KitKat, exactly like the Moto X and Moto G before them.
The fruits of Big Red’s solid labor (for once) have to be acknowledged too, as many times, it’s the fault of wireless carriers rather than actual device manufacturers for software update delays. In this happy, happy case, not only are users not faced with setbacks, but they’re scoring OTAs that a lot of folks probably didn’t expect until next spring.
Can’t upgrade your Droid over-the-air just yet? Worry not, as Verizon has stressed Android 4.4 KitKat is “being pushed out in phases”. Translation: some lucky guys have dipped their handhelds in scrumptious chocolate already, others will need to be patient a little longer. As in a few days, one, two weeks tops. That’s not so bad, eh?
Think of all the poor Galaxy S4, Note 3 or LG G2 users forced to play the waiting game until next month, February or even further down the road. Now laugh. Nah, I’m joking, you can do your little celebratory dances and whatnot, but don’t make fun of an Android compadre in need. Karma can always come back and bite you on the behind.
The Android 4.4 changelogs for the Motorola Droid Ultra and Maxx (the Mini’s shouldn’t be any different) are available for your browsing pleasure here, and highlight the UI’s makeover, a bunch of Verizon-specific bloatware added in the mix, camera improvements, all-around performance enhancements and some bug fixes.
By the by, if all of a sudden you’re feeling like you unjustly ignored the Droid trio so far, you’re on to something. The Maxx is a battery champion and can be had via Amazon for $12.49 with pacts, the Ultra is a snazzy upper mid-range 5-incher and the Mini an uncompromising little 4.3-inch fellow. Possibly the best “Mini” until Sony’s Xperia Z1s comes out.
Source: Verizon Twitter