If you're waiting for Motorola to roll out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Verizon Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini, don't hold your breath. Fortunately, there is a lot of good news as the latest batch of Motorola Droid-branded phones for Verizon will be skipping over to Android 4.4.3 instead, bringing it to the latest Android release that was recently made available for Google's Nexus line as well as the Google Play edition phones.

"I see a lot of comments on a couple different threads asking about the 2013 DROID plans," Motorola senior director of software product management David Schuster stated. "Now that KitKat 4.4.3 is publicly available I am able to give more information about our plans."

According to Schuster, Motorola had encountered some issues with deploying Android 4.4.2 and instead of trying to roll out a delayed release, the company went ahead and decided to wait for Android 4.4.3 and focus its resources there.

"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," Schuster wrote in a Google+ post. "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."

An exact release date is not yet available, but given how quickly Motorola is delivering its Android 4.4.3 update to the Moto X, G, and E smartphones soon after the software was available to Google's Nexus line, hopefully the launch will be soon for the Motorola Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini.

Source: David Schuster, Motorola