Android 4.4.4 for Motorola Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini officially detailedAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Good news, Motorola Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini owners! After promising an Android 4.4.4 update for your devices back in late June, it looks like the time for you to sink your teeth into a fresh KitKat treat is nigh!
Both Verizon and Motorola have posted their official changelogs for the Android 4.4.4 update for the Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini. The update bumps the devices up to software version 21.11.21 and includes improved camera image quality, fixes a Bluetooth bug, adds Motorola Alert and more. Here’s Verizon’s changelog:
ANDROID 4.4.4 KITKAT
- Stability, framework and security improvements
- Bluetooth connectivity has been improved
- Improved camera picture quality
- Improved photos in fluorescent lighting
- Enhanced dynamic range
- Ability to pause video recording
- Offers pause/resume button on the viewfinder
- The latest versions of these apps have been added:
- VZ Cloud
- Visual Voicemail: View caller, voicemail details andaccess messages on-screen
- ISIS Wallet Mobile app has been added
- Process contactless payment
And here’s Motorola’s:
- Android™ 4.4.4, KitKat®: Android 4.4.4, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. This release includes accuracy improvements to the power profile, several stability, framework and security fixes including update to OpenSSL.
- Camera - Improved image quality: Improved camera image quality including better consistency of exposure, more realistic flash coloring, improved photos in low light conditions using front camera.
- Camera - Pause video recording: Added the ability to pause video recording with a convenient pause/resume button on the viewfinder.
- Updated Verizon applications: Added the latest versions of 2 Verizon applications: VZ Cloud and Visual Voicemail application (VVM3.)
- Added Isis mobile wallet application: Added the Isis mobile wallet application for contactless payment for Droid Ultra users on Verizon.
- Fixed Bluetooth connectivity issue: Fixed a bug that could cause issues with Bluetooth connectivity for some users.
- Enables Motorola Alert Application download: New Motorola Alert application sends periodic alerts with your location to your selected contacts
These updates aren’t exactly life-changing, but it’s nice to see that Motorola and Verizon have started to push Android 4.4.4 around a month after its initial debut.
If you’re rocking one of Verizon’s new Droid trio, you can check for this update manually by heading into About phone > System updates > Yes, I’m in. Just don’t forget to tell us about the update after you’re done installing it!