Motorola to bring KitKat to Moto X, new Droids and Dev Edition RAZR HD

Motorola has just updated its customer help pages to reflect which devices will receive updates to Android 4.4 KitKat. Just as you would expect, all variants of the Moto X will be getting the latest software, as will Verizon's latest lineup of Droid (Mini, Ultra, Maxx) devices. Left out are the last round of Droid phones from Verizon, the RAZR M, HD and MAXX HD.

The one exception here is the Developer Edition RAZR HD, which is confirmed to have Android 4.4 on the way. Motorola of course doesn't give any time frame on when the updates will hit, but is at least giving its word that they will come eventually. This is also just the list of phones that are confirmed to be receiving the update. Several devices are listed as having a "future plan coming soon" — but we wouldn't count on too many of those getting seeing 4.4.

Source: Motorola (opens in new tab); +Punit Soni

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • Go Motorola!! Posted via my awesome, longer lasting phone than yours aka droid MAXX
  • jajaja i loved your "PS"
  • Status for the DROID Bionic, DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX, and DROID 4 was updated ass well. They're all now officially done. 4.1.2 is their last update.
  • What is the time frame for razor HD? Posted via Android Central App
  • Srsly?! I just got this RAZR HD in August and it's already defunct?! The X wasn't even an option at the time. I LOVE this phone. I hope Google will have a change of heart and will give their loyal users & RAZR the attention that they deserve.
  • Why didn't u get the DROID Ultra?? Posted via Android Central App
  • Remember when they said the Droid RAZR would get ICS? Ha
  • difference being it was bought by google at that time
  • Another reason why I love my Moto X!
  • So much for lower end devices being compatible. Google is hand delivering OEMs a way to make good on a lot of things as well as a way to help get rid of androids bad reputation of fragmentation and it's not even going to get taken advantage of. Shame. Posted via Android Central App
  • Google isn't even updating the Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.4. A lot of people are misreading Google's announcements re: Android 4.4 and low-end devices. This is for Android on new low-end devices, likely in emerging markets where lower-spec'ed BlackBerry and Nokia smartphones dominate.
  • That's most likely because the chipset maker TI (Texas Instruments) isn't in the mobile device marker anymore and won't update the drivers and less to do with Google. Posted via Android Central App
  • I didn't know that. That would certainty make it difficult to update it. Posted via Android Central App
  • If Google owned Motorola don't get 4.4 on its devices by end of year then it's a super epic fail Posted via Android Central App
  • Reason # 142 my next phone is not a Moto Android phone. I have no trust in their ability to deliver updates to their "once premiere" phones.
  • Really happy to hear this. Lovin the new moto! Sent from my Moto X
  • I'm not gonna be a happy camper if my razr m never gets past 4.1.2 Posted via droid razr m
  • My original razr maxx has 4.3 :)
  • Typical horse pucky from the manufacturers. Don't forget. 6 -8 month updates from the carrier side. All this is pr stunt to make users feel warm and fuzzy. So unbunch your panties and enjoy your phone Posted via Android Central App via bad azz VZW LG G2 ROOTED!
  • Really cause the manufacturers have been a lot better lately. HTC one and Samsung galaxy s4 is on 4.3 Posted via Android Central App
  • Wow, not sure why I'm seeing so much praise. Sounds like they're essentially abandoning the three DROIDs from last year. Seems they haven't changed much.
  • They didn't abandon their Droid — the Dev edition. Notice it's the Verizon models, with the same hardware, that are not on the list. I've a feeling Verizon will announce something for the RAZR HD and RAZR Max HD themselves.
  • I hope so, I did notice that the dev edition was there so here's to hoping Verizon doesn't screw the pooch.
  • They haven't announced a decision yet on the DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, and DROID RAZR M for Verizon Wireless. They're currently in "Future plan coming soon" status. If/when they're ready to announce a decision that they're abandoned, the status will change to "This device will remain on ..."
  • As the owner of a RMHD, I'm upset that they probably aren't getting 4.4, but honestly what's the benefit? Posted via Android Central App
  • Moto X is nearly stock, therefore carrier updates will be quicker. So I fully expect my Sprint Moto X to get the 4.4 update sooner rather than later.
  • What about updating the RAZR HD? Oh wait I just ordered a Nexus 5. Later Motorola! May we never meet again! Hahahaha! Posted via my Nexus 6 running 4.5 Lima Bean
  • I was really impressed with how quickly Moto got the camera update out to their device. Hopefully they keep up with it. The phone OS is becoming much more marketable and isn't just a version number for the geeks and devs.
  • I'm gonna go on record and say that 4.4 will be pushed to the T-Mobile Moto X above all other carrier editions first. Posted via Android Central App
  • Wishful thinking, but I doubt that will happen. Sprint will probably be first, but you never know. Posted via Android Central App
  • I have the RAZR Max, unfortunately knowing that my phone is more than capable of handling Android 4.4 I feel like I've been abandoned. I love my phone and really don't feel the need to upgrade yet. I'm done with Motorola and the fact that Verizon won't be supporting the Nexus line, I may have to go back to IOS. Fortunately for Apple buyers they are supported. Androids is a better experience, but I want to know that I'm not going to be forgotten about. Posted via Android Central App
  • Really? You love your phone....check. Don't need to upgrade yet....check. But your willing to abandon a platform because of a decision most likely made by VZW? And it's not the Nexus line they are abandoning, it's just the Nexus...the first model. And yes...iOS. You might not be forgotten about...but just think, when you look at your screen your seeing the same thing as millions of others. No choice. Told what to look at. Told how to do it. Kinda like obamacare, apple knows what's best for
  • No not like Obamacare because ACA gives you a choice unlike insurance companies..smdh! Posted via Android Central App
  • I went from Gingerbread to Jellybean, but why not more? The phone is capable of handling it. Google needs to tell these networks to support the phones that are being sold. Is not about the network or the phone manufacturer. It's about the consumer. To answer your question, I'm willing to leave a platform that won't support a product beyond 18 months. Google is in bed with these networks. They stop supporting a device right before a consumers contract is set to expire. How many updates are released before that contract expires, maybe 2-4. Google needs to step in and stand up for us. One last note, I hate Verizon. They have the best coverage in my area, but it's time to leave. Posted via Android Central App
  • Verizon is not going to carry the the Nexus 5. That's Verizon's fault there, probably because Verizon wants to leave their marks all over the phone. The name on the phone and the bullshit apps that they have. Posted via Android Central App
  • Why would VZW update the old phones? They want you to buy a new one!
  • That's obvious. Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm very glad to hear it. I just got my Moto X about three weeks ago on Verizon. Posted via Android Central App
  • After the atrix lie about ICS I will say I believe it when I see it. Moto has a long ways to go to rebuild trust.
  • That is completely understandable. The mobile phone market matures so fast that it turns good intentions into garbage...
  • Let's hope they haven't again abandoned more customers...after my Photon 4G ICS upgrade was killed, I will no longer consider their products.
  • Someone better start lookin how to root and unlock the RAZR maxx HD now that its stay in at 4.1... Can't believe they won't even go to 4.2 New York Giants #drive4five
  • Someone better start lookin how to root and unlock the RAZR maxx HD now that its stay in at 4.1... Can't believe they won't even go to 4.2 New York Giants #drive4five
  • I unlocked the bootloader and rooted my Moto X, I wonder if I can still get the OTA update or would I have to relock the bootloader or go to XDA for the image...
  • I hope it doesn't take too long, else I might just get a nexus 5 and dump my moto x Posted via Android Central App
  • *UPDATE* Moto said the info on their site was wrong. Apparently the Razr HD and Maxx HD (possibly M as well due to similar hardware, not sure) are still under consideration for future updates. I think Moto will update them to something and I don't know why they would bother with anything besides 4.4 at this point. The optimizations in 4.4 should make Android run much better than ever on these phones with 1GB of RAM. Also, it will let people who have these phones finally use the entire display for things other than just full screen video. I look forward to using the whole screen for showing photos. To me it's really annoying and stupid that screen space is always wasted with the static nav buttons. Come on Moto! Do the right thing and give Razr M, Razr HD, and Razr Maxx HD owners some KitKat love!!!!
  • all of last year's razrs will be updated
  • Any chance of little old me winning this beauty?
  • wait does this mean no android 4.4 for my droid X?????
  • LOL Posted via Android Central App