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12 Motorola Smartphones Will Taste Android KitKat

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November 21, 2013 8:39:35 AM

This is pretty amazing. No other phone manufacturer is providing anything like this for older phones.

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November 21, 2013 8:55:52 AM

Glad to know that unlike my HTC Thunderbolt, my Razr M will actually be supported. However, if Verizon gets the rumored Nokia 929 then update may not be enough to keep me from jumping ship.
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November 21, 2013 8:57:26 AM

Going to the Motorola site and selecting Verizon and Droid Razr tells me that I'll be staying on 4.1.2 :( 
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November 21, 2013 9:04:47 AM

Going to the Motorola site and selecting Verizon and Droid Razr tells me that I'll be staying on 4.1.2 :( 
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November 21, 2013 9:58:04 AM

Does this mean motorola is reducing the customization of blur? So future upgrades might be easier and faster as well?
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November 21, 2013 10:01:22 AM

So they upgraded a couple app features... what'd they change under the hood? Anything important or just the gimmicky crap listed?
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November 21, 2013 10:15:33 AM

There may be an error in the article, the DROID RAZR (Verizon) is listed on their site as running JB 4.1.2 along with DROID RAZR MAXX (Verizon). It, along with the Bionic, are based on TI OMAP SOCs.

It seems that any device that launched with a TI OMAP SOC is no longer being supported. This is very likely to be because TI exited the SOC market and thus no official driver is currently being developed/validated for anything beyond Android 4.1.2. I doubt Google/Motorola is going to accept the liability of taking over driver development for TI.

Note: the PHOTON Q 4G (Sprint) is listed as "Future plan coming soon" there may be hope for that phone after all
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November 21, 2013 10:33:24 AM

The best part of 4.4 is that it works with less memory, so it is not so resource hog than previous versions!
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November 21, 2013 10:39:31 AM

mmohon said:
Does this mean motorola is reducing the customization of blur? So future upgrades might be easier and faster as well?


My guess is that Motorola abandons Blur altogether in the near future, even for Droid models if they continue to exist after the current line.

Hopefully this means Moto phones will get updates with a swiftness similar to that of Nexus models plus the usual time for "carrier approvial."
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November 21, 2013 11:56:42 AM

good news for motorola user, it's good to know that motorola take care of put its devices update

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November 21, 2013 4:32:37 PM

It figures that these phones will first get to taste the Kitkat.. duhh?
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November 22, 2013 6:30:18 AM

vaughn2k said:
It figures that these phones will first get to taste the Kitkat.. duhh?


Yes and no. Nexus will almost always get the updates first. Also keep in mind that half the phones listed are over a year old (Razr HD, Maxx, M and the developer editions).

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November 22, 2013 10:45:20 AM

@weilin TI had some leaked beta drivers for their SOC not to long ago. It wouldn't surprise me if they is why its beings updated. I do know that the current drivers are not compatible with the last 2 or 3 versions of Android.(xda-developers)

That being said. It makes me happy to see that they are removing blur altogether and the speed at which updates are coming in the future is always a plus.(Even with Verizon's approval process... )
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December 20, 2013 12:53:31 PM

@jskilnyk: They're not though, According to the official website, those Droid RAZR and Bonioc are NOT getting upgraded to 4.4 (the article is wrong).

I'm speculating the reason why is because a beta driver is probably too much risk assumed by Google/Motorola to package it up and release 4.4 with it. If anything goes wrong they would be on the hook to fix the driver for TI who probably long dumped the driver development team a long time ago.
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