Android 4.4 KitKat making its way around bringing problems for some

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kitkatandroidBack in October, Google finally released the latest version of the Android software with version 4.4 KitKat and for those that have it downloaded and installed so far, it is a nice refreshment over the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software.  Since the update is just an incremental one and not as major as the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie version will be, many expected devices to get updated without that many issues.  Google claimed the new software would work well on new and old devices alike, but according to some reports, those that have the Droid and Droid Ultra MAXX are running into issues.

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On December 19th, Verizon announced the Android 4.4 KitKat software for both devices and that came just weeks after some of the first smartphones got updated.  Because the announcement came so quickly, especially on the Verizon Wireless network, many expected that there would be issues.  That did not seem to be the case right away, but now that more users are getting that software downloaded and installed, the issues are rising to the top.  Verizon Wireless is well known for taking a lot longer for those that are waiting for updates, but this one came very quickly.

Verizon was the first company to get the Android 4.4 KitKat software out to users and now it looks like the problems are starting to pile up.  So many that it looks like one source online is claiming the update could be pulled and will be back at a later date.  The Motorola Forums are were the problems are being discussed and they include bricked devices, which everyone knows is not good.  According to those on the forum, the update starts, then fails leaving the device on the boot screen and that is where it stalls.

Other claim they are getting the update downloaded and installed, but then shortly after that the device is re-booting on its own and then the phone is left without any functionality.  Some on the forum have noted they did not see the update notification so that could mean the software has been pulled and that would be a good thing for the ones that do not have bricked phones already.  Since updates like this are rolled out in phases, the likelihood that many more could have had issues is lower.

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