The Motorola DROID Ultra, DROID Maxx and DROID Mini have been on Android 4.4 for quite a few months now, but users have been left wondering why neither device received the 4.4.2 update after the first KitKat update rolled out. Well, as it turns out, Motorola’s software team ran into an issue and decided that all three devices would be updated directly to Android 4.4.3, along with the Moto X, Moto E and Moto G.
According to David Schuster, Motorola’s senior director of software product management, the company “ran into some issues with requirement churn on getting KitKat 4.4.2 out as quickly” as they would have liked. It was decided that with Android 4.4.3 right around the corner, it would be better to just skip to the newer version of the OS directly, in order to reduce the wait consumers would have had to endure had Motorola updated the devices to both 4.4.2 and 4.4.3.
There was no time frame given for the update, but it shouldn’t be long before Motorola starts rolling out the update to the trio of DROIDs. It’s great to see the company continuing its streak of being open and communicative about its update plans, and we’ll hopefully see it release updates as quickly as it does now even after it gets acquired by Lenovo.