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DROID RAZR HD Soak Test Arrives With Kit Kat Update

DROID RAZR HD (and MAXX HD) owners who participate in Motorola’s Feedback Network are being invited to take part in a soak test for a new software update that will bring Kit Kat (Android 4.4) to their phones. The update shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, since Motorola told us back in mid-April that we had a “few more weeks” to go until the update was ready.

Once this update rolls out to the HD and MAXX HD (hopefully the RAZR M too), Motorola will have updated its entire current line-up of phones to Android 4.4. Well, at least the line-up of phones that it confirmed would receive the update.

Assuming the soak test goes well over the coming days, it shouldn’t take long for the final approval to roll through Verizon before arriving on all RAZR HD devices. 


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Cheers J, A and T!
  • delivron

    At last there may be hope. I would suggest that Google/Motorola not say anything about future upgrades. Considering the life of the average phone is approximately 2 years this equates to 25% of the life of the average phone waiting for an upgrade. I believe many users have been frustrated in waiting. This is not good for marketing, of public relations. 30 days ok but 6 months I would call embarrassing!

  • ddh819

    do they let razr m’s participate in the test?

  • turdbogls

    this is great news…..for my wife.

    but seriously, even with all the crap she has on that thing, and how much she doesn’t do any maintenance to it (never reboots it, never uninstalls apps ect) the phone is still pretty quick, has a decent enough screen, and the battery goes for days (for her)

    she’s happy, but I’m sure this will make her even happier…especially since she can easily print from her phone now, instead of sending it to her nexus 7.

    • Greyhame

      I could tell the same story. What printer do you have? This is a feature we are not using, but could find uses for I’m sure. Are you able to print photos as well?

      • bionicwaffle

        I use PrinterShare to print directly from my Maxx HD. It works pretty nicely and support lots of file types.

        I have an HP PhotoSmart MFP.

      • turdbogls

        not sure of the model, got it on black friday from bestbuy for super cheap…but any google cloud print printer should work.

        you can print pretty much anything…pictures, emails, web sites ect. works well on all of my Kitkat devices. just need the google cloud print app, and then setup the printer…easy peasy

        • Greyhame

          Nice. Thanks.

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  • bionicwaffle

    Has anyone had problems with music playback skipping on their Maxx HD? I
    do and it doesn’t matter if it’s bluetooth or not. I’m hoping that
    problem will be eliminated with 4.4.2. Either way, I can’t wait for
    this update! I think the biggest change will be the performance
    improvement from the reduced memory footprint of the OS. The biggest
    flaw of the phone was not having 2GB of RAM. This will help to
    compensate for that by hopefully freeing up around 100MB of additional

    I am wondering exactly how the storage changes in KitKat
    will effect this phone. I was never an app to SD person but I know some
    apps use the SD card by default. Hopefully I won’t see compatibility
    problems, like apps that won’t run, because of this.

    • The music player on my Maxx HD has done some crazy things, specifically restarting itself even after I exit out and pull my headphones (if they’re in). It’s not consistant when it does that either, no rhyme or reason as to why it does it…

      Likewise on that performance enhancement.
      Best phone ever gets BETTER!

  • Grahaman27

    dat kevlar.

  • Ryan Gabbard

    Bout time, Thanks Motorola!

  • This is awesome news…i have a bootleg glitchy rom running on my hd right now that i gave my pops to replace his droid x after i got myself a moto x…been waiting for this update so i can finally stop hearing him b*tch about how glitchy n crappyt he phone is lol…i loved this phone when i had it i kinda wish they would release with updated specs and a little less bezel…well i wish they released and og razr with updated specs and less bezel i loved that phone was so thin fun to use n show off

  • KRS_Won

    Heres to hoping for 4.4.2 or newer.
    I still have life left in my MAXX

    • Ryan Gabbard

      Its 4.4.2 Motorola already confirmed it .

      • Greyhame

        This would be awesome.

    • Jason B

      With native TRIM support and a lighter OS, you’ll have a LOT more life in your MAXX.

  • SixMoodyDwarves

    How long does it take for Motorola to roll out one of these soak tests?

    • Tyler

      It was about a couple days after i saw it on this site that i got the email notification with this information on my Moto X and then a week or two until the update got pushed to my device.

  • Esnizzle

    Didn’t we see this note a month ago? Still nothing new to report.

    • steve0617

      Not exactly. As best as I’ve been able to piece together, there was (essentially) a pre soak test with software sent to a certain few. That’s what was posted here. Now, it’s an actual soak test that rolls out to more people, then assuming it’s all cool, the entire release to the rest of us.

      I think.

  • Ayyy

    Too late, I sold that POS!

    • Jprime

      Yes! Agree 100%

  • hfoster52

    Yup this is every note 3 person right now on VZ!!

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  • Bloo

    Sweet, sweet serendipity!

  • fran

    This before the note 3 really? I can’t wait until t mobile’s network can compete with Verizon’s. At least then Verizon will have to at least try a little.

    • hfoster52

      I don’t think it ever will and that the biggest issue with switching.

    • BobbyG

      RAZR is on Verizon….

  • ajs

    “This is a confidential test under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Please do not post any details or information about this on any public sites or report it to sites that cover our industry.”


    • Jeremy Martin

      Ah you are going to be “that guy” this time. There is always one who posts that when Droid-Life lets us know about a soak test. Thank you for filling the troll needs.

    • why sigh….im glad to hear this news…and i bet moto dont give 2 shiz its here either

  • Mark Schleupner

    Note 3, Verizon?

  • Alexander

    FINALLY! My luck from yesterday has changed!

  • T4rd