Here it comes! At least we think it’s coming. That would be Kit Kat (Android 4.4) we’re referring to. According to the flood of emails from readers to our inbox, there is a soak test about to begin for the DROID MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini. Motorola is sending out invites this evening, but would only say that members of the Motorola Feedback Network will have a chance to preview a “new software release.”
With the Moto X seeing Kit Kat so early, what else could this update be? The new DROID family is essentially a tweaked version of the Moto X both in terms of hardware and software, so the update should be easy to do.
Motorola has also already confirmed that the update would arrive on all of these devices.
Typically, when we see a soak test start, the update rolls out to non-members within a week or two depending on the success of the test. Motorola has been pretty spot on with its updates lately. We’ll keep an eye out for other signs that all things are go.
Here is the email:
Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of Droid Ultra, Droid Mini or Droid Maxx on Verizon to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback. If you are not currently using a Droid Mini, Ultra or Maxx, please excuse and ignore this email.
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.
Click this link — — to take the enrollment survey if you wish to take part. Note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to be included. The registration window could close without notice so please respond as quickly as possible.
Thanks — please understand that start times are always fluid. We ask for your patience if you register but don’t hear from us right away.
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DROID owners, you ready?