Motorola Droid phones to go straight to Android 4.4.3


Motorola has no plans to release Android 4.4.2 KitKat updates for Verizon’s Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini smartphones. Instead, the handset maker will go straight to Android 4.4.3, which as you know, brings few tweaks and security enhancements.

The information, in case you wonder, comes directly from horse’s mouth, Motorola’s own David Schuster who happens to be a senior director of software product management. Here’s what he had to say on the matter on Google+:

Now that KitKat 4.4.3 is publicly available I am able to give more information about our plans. As I have stated previously, we ran into some issues with requirement churn on getting KitKat 4.4.2 out as quickly as we wanted too. Once that got resolved last month we had a decision to make with respect to rolling out KitKat 4.4.2 vs. waiting for KitKat 4.4.3, which we knew, was coming out shortly. We were concerned that if we used KitKat 4.4.2 it could be months before we were given the opportunity to get you KitKat 4.4.3. Consequently, we made the decision to wait for KitKat 4.4.3 as the base for our next update to the 2013 DROID family. We are working to get this update to you shortly, as it gets closer I will let you guys know. Thanks for your patience.

Sweet times ahead for Moto smartphone owners though we doubt they’ll be getting updates this fast when Lenovo completes its acquisition of the company. But again, you never know…

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