Verizon To Roll Out Android 4.4 KitKat to Seven DROID Handsets

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With the Android 4.4 KitKat update set to arrive on Verizon Moto X devices, Motorola has announced via its software support page which devices will receive the update in the future. Seven current Droid handsets are set to receive the update, although no timetable is mentioned on the support page.

Devices that will receive Android 4.4 KitKat on Verizon are as follows:

The AT&T variant of the Motorola ATRIX HD will receive Android 4.4 KitKat, as well as U.S. Cellular’s Motorola Electrify M.

Android 4.4 KitKat was quietly released on Halloween, and brings about some cool UI updates as well as some redesigned apps. Here are some of the key features in Android KitKat from Motorola’s blog:

  • An improved phone dialer. Now you can search for contacts directly from the dial-pad and easily see and tap on those you contact frequently.
  • More gallery goodies. KitKat packs in some cool, new gallery effects—such as Posterize, Highlights, and Edges. You can even use the Draw feature to annotate your photos freehand with your finger.
  • New Hangouts app. All of your conversations now in one place—texts, video calls, and other chats all together in one app. Plus, you can now send animated gifs and share your location.
  • Color emojis. For when words aren’t enough, the Google Keyboard now includes colorful characters to send in text messages and other communications.
  • Drag to focus and expose. An updated camera app lets you control both the focus and exposure of your photos. Simply drag your finger to set just the right exposure and focus point.
  • And more… Restyled status and navigation bars, new full-screen mode, and enhancements to Motorola features like Touchless Control.

If you own a Droid branded tablet, Verizon will be updating the DROID XYBOARD 8.2 and XYBOARD 10.1 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in Q4 2013.

We’ll keep you updated as the updates roll out.

[Via: Motorola]

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