When will my phone get the Android 4.4 KitKat update: here is what we know
Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat yesterday and it is a fairly big update to the world’s most popular platform, but question remains: when will you be able to get it?
*We will be updating this post continuously as more information comes in. Last update: Nov - 20th - 2013.
It’s a tricky one as always with Android. Google claimed it has made huge optimizations to the platform and its core apps so even devices with 512MB of RAM (the overwhelming majority of Androids across the world are actually low-end devices with 512MB of RAM) can have a good, smooth Android experience.
The new Android 4.4 KitKat however still seems to be coming first and only to the top-shelf devices. Here is the list of phones we know will get the update. We have added a timeframe for that update. The information comes straight from the manufacturer, so it is official, not a rumor.
If you are wondering about a device that is not on the list, chances are the manufacturer either has not yet announced plans or the device will not get the KitKat update.
With no further ado, here is when Android 4.4 is coming to various devices:
HTC One (including carrier models) – By end-January
HTC One mini - Within 90 days
HTC One max - Within 90 days
HTC One Google Play Edition – Within 15 days
HTC Droid DNA - by end of Q1
Motorola (no timeframes yet)
DROID RAZR M (including Dev Edition)
DROID RAZR HD (including Dev Edition)
DROID RAZR MAXX HD
Moto X - "weeks" after Nov 13th announcement (*Verizon Moto X - Update is now available)
Moto G - will launch in the U.S. with Android 4.4 on board
Nexus 4 – *Update is now available
Nexus 7 – “Coming weeks”
Nexus 10 – “Coming weeks”
Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition – “Coming weeks”
Sony Xperia Z1 / Z Ultra - end of January / early February (*rumor)
Other Samsung devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 with TouchWiz are notably absent. That’s because Samsung has not unveiled plans yet.