Since April, users of the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR M have been waiting for their update to Android 4.4 KitKat and from the looks of it, the wait will soon be over. After a soak test, Verizon has now updated the support documents for both devices with new information about the updates and the changes they'll bring.

  • A new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development
  • Access SMS, MMS, and video calls in one place
  • Google Talk has been replaced with Google Hangouts
  • Supports location-sharing and animated GIF's through Google Hangouts
  • Full-screen album and movie art appear when streaming/projecting
  • Play, pause and jump to a certain song or movie chapter easily
  • Less invasive status bar
  • Personalize messages with smileys, cars, animals and icons
  • New DROID ZAP app interface, updated to v2.0
  • Android Security Patches
  • WiFi has been improved
  • Roaming has been improved

There's still no telling of when, exactly the updates will roll out to end users but in any case Verizon is seemingly prepared for it so if you're really looking forward to the change you can start checking for updates now and let us know if you see them.

Source: Verizon, Verizon Via: Droid-Life