Motorola was among the first to announce its plans for device upgrades to Android 4.4 KitKat. Right out of the gate, it confimed that the Moto X, DROID Ultra, DROID Maxx and DROID Mini would all be upgraded. At the launch of the Moto G, it also confirmed that its latest smartphone would also be upgraded by the end of January or preinstalled in the case of the U.S. launch in January.
It also listed a status of “Future plan coming soon” for a number of devices. Those plans have been firmed up and you can now add the following to the list of scheduled Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades:
- RAZR HD LTE (XT925) – Carried in Canada by Rogers and Fido
- DROID RAZR HD
- DROID RAZR HD Developer Edition
- DROID RAZR MAXX HD
- DROID RAZR M
- DROID RAZR M Developer Edition
- Electrify M
An upgrade for the ATRIX HD has been confirmed in the U.S. but Canadian plans for the same device (which Bell had carried) remain up in the air at this point.
The fact that Google now owns Motorola may have something to do with it but it is refreshing to see a smartphone manufacturer provide upgrade details quickly and as far reaching as Motorola has.