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Motorola DROID RAZR HD Android 4.4 KitKat Update Rumored



Lately Motorola has been focused on the new Moto X, but there’s still thousands of users enjoying its flagship devices from previous years. The Motorola DROID RAZR HD, MAXX HD, or even the DROID RAZR M.

Customers enjoying the Motorola DROID RAZR HD lineup from Verizon Wireless received Android 4.1 Jelly Bean back in December, which is still lagging behind most, but now we’re hearing something better is about to arrive. Motorola promised Android 4.4 KitKat for the DROID RAZR HD lineup back in November, and now they may finally be ready to deliver on that promise.

Like we’ve seen with previous releases, Motorola has begun sending out software “soak test” (beta testing) invites to specific members of their feedback network. According to Droid Life Motorola is looking for users who are interested in testing the latest software for the Motorola DROID RAZR HD, and RAZR MAXX HD.

Previous software updates were offered in the same fashion, and the KitKat soak test for the AT&T Moto X is going on as we speak, thus it sounds like Motorola is preparing to move on to the next wave of smartphones. While this could be a small update, the RAZR HD lineup already is stuck on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is badly in need of a software update. This could be 4.2, or 4.3, but most are expecting KitKat.

Read: 5 DROID RAZR HD Features You’ll Care About

The current Motorola DROID Ultra line and Moto X in the US all have Android 4.4 KitKat, as they ran a rather stock version of Android, rather than the customized software users are enjoying on the RAZR HD lineup, so heavy changes were likely required.

So far we can’t confirm this is indeed Android 4.4 KitKat for the Verizon DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD, but that’s what should be coming next from Motorola. We won’t speculate on what software changes may arrive, but stay tuned for more details as this update starts rolling out to the testing community.




  1. Tovar

    03/18/2014 at 3:09 pm

    4.3???? I never got that update.

  2. john

    03/18/2014 at 3:13 pm

    There is no 4.3 for the RAZR hd lineup. The current Android version is 4.1.2. Please go to Motorola’s site if you need further confirmation.

  3. Nick

    03/18/2014 at 7:25 pm

    No 4.3. Currently 4.1.2
    Overdue for support
    Droid razr maxx hd

  4. Brian Aungst

    03/18/2014 at 11:31 pm

    Exactly, we never received 4.3! We are WAAAAAY overdue for an update!

  5. Archibald

    03/19/2014 at 12:10 am

    This mom is blessed! I just want to add her story. She has been unεmployεd for months, but now receiving monεy in her spare time on lαptop. She basically makεs $15000 – $20000 a month onlinε here…

  6. clevelander216

    03/20/2014 at 7:53 am

    stuck on 4.1.2 on my razr hd and razr m. what sucks is my old Samsung stellar from December 2012 just got 4.1.2 update and I check almost daily for new software updates and still none. the nexus 5 has 4.4 kitkat witch is a google phone but google now also owns Motorola so what the problem here? Motorola has always been top of line cell phones and even pagers if anyone remembers those from the 1990’s. My first cell phone was a 5lb Motorola flip phone with a battery bigger then the droid hd is and had a whole 20 min battery life and got a whole 30 min a month phone plan back in 1996 for about $1.00 per minute until they came out with free nights after 9pm then free weekends.they sure camea huge way in 20 years but still same purpose was to make and get a call. we called it the zack morris phone from the 90’s tv show saved by the bell. now we cant live without a phone attached to us with texting cameras gps social media internet its crazy nowadays, even when I was a kid in the1980’s and 1990’s the cb radios and police scanners was all Motorola. I don’t even think they had competition from any other name makers. pagers was only 6.00 a month or 9.00 a month with the option of “please leave your voicemail or numeric message after the tone” beep beeeep!!

  7. Jesse

    03/20/2014 at 8:10 am

    Cobra was a big name back in the 90’s. Kenwood, Pioneer, and several others were also available. Oh and at Radio Shack you could get kits and inexpensive knock offs. Now most of those names are in other areas like car stereos. CB’s are still around as are HAM radios, Kenwood is still alive in those markets. Maybe because Motorola is absent . . . except for military applications which is why they’re not in commercial markets. I don’t miss the big bag phones or the moto flip phone (I still have mine running around in storage somewhere, my kids freak out when they see it) ten numbers was all it could store. Now I have everything on my razr m. Good times.

  8. Andy Lepage

    03/29/2014 at 5:55 pm

    Lenovo now owns Motorola not Google. Not that it matters but lets hope they release the software before we get too far into Q2. If Motorola wants to keep building its name to play with the big boys it should at least keep it’s promises on software releases.

  9. Dan

    05/25/2014 at 11:38 am

    Just got 4.4.3 yesterday. So far, no issues…

  10. casey

    05/28/2014 at 5:17 am

    If you like your RAZR maxx HD or RAZR m do not up date ! My phone and my wife’s Motorola’s worked fine before update. I wish I could go back. This is a degrade to a formally good phone. DON’T DO IT!!

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