It’s still rare for phones older than one year to get updates to newer versions of Android, especially if they originally launched with Jelly Bean 4.1. But starting now, the Droid Razr M, Droid Razr Maxx HD, and the Droid Razr HD on Verizon are receiving KitKat 4.4.2 OTA.
Since it’s an upgrade from Jelly Bean 4.1 to KitKat 4.4.2, you get all of the additions in Jelly Bean 4.2 and 4.3 as well. Here are the release notes for the devices:
- Android 4.4.2, KitKat: Android 4.4.2, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, 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.
- Printing documents and pictures: Added support for printing photos, Google Docs, Gmail messages, and other content via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services like Google Cloud Print and HP ePrinters.
- Hangouts – SMS/MMS support: Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app.
If you have either of these devices, you really should upgrade. You’ll be getting many new features and under-the-hood improvements as well. So go ahead and check in the settings.