As I’ve said before, Motorola is doing a great job when it comes to Android updates. Recently, the company released the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for the Moto X, and now, Google released the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update with a very important security fix.
As far as the Droid line up — Droid Mini, Maxx and Ultra — is concerned, it was first said that these devices will be upgraded directly to Android 4.4.3. If you’re rocking any of the mentioned handset, there’s a piece of good news for you. Motorola will directly update Droid Mini, Maxx and Ultra to the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
Android 4.4.4 KitKat brings a fix for a very important OpenSSL security flaw, which was rolled out for Nexus devices lately. Now, it seems Motorola may be the next OEM to release it for its handsets.
The news came from Motorola’s David Schuster who said, “Sorry for the delay in giving an update on the 4.4.3 upgrades but I had to wait unit Google announced KitKat 4.4.4 today (I am bound by a NDA). A significant security vulnerability was discovered by OpenSSL (https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140605.txt) and is fixed in KitKat 4.4.4. We had to wait until KitKat 4.4.4 became available. Consequently, all of our 4.4.3 upgrades that were in carrier labs worldwide (including the 2013 Droid’s) had to be respun, tested and resubmitted again. This was a significant unplanned effort that we had to undertake. We should be re-entering labs next week and hopefully getting TA (technical approval) in 3 to 5 weeks later depending on the carrier.”
Schuster mentioned hte update should get technical approval in three to five weeks, and it also depends on the carrier. This should come as a good news since Motorola is making sure that its devices are not vulnerable to security issues and are patched as soon as the issues are discovered.
We’ll update you as soon as the update starts rolling out.
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