The new year will bring 17 more Android 4.4 updates

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kitkatAndroid 4.4 KitKat software was announced back in September by Google and by the end of October the first devices were getting updated with it.  The new software was bringing more performance updates along with new icons and font colors for newer devices.  Google also said that the new software will work on new and older devices alike, which got a little more attention from those that are holding onto phones from 1 year ago or more.  Since October, devices like the Moto X, Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and the Nexus branded tablets have been updated with a few other handsets here and there.

Most of the companies that are planning to get the updates out to users took aim at the first part of 2014 for the update and now that the announced release dates are getting close, more users have been wanting more information about it.  HTC is one company that said that it will have a bunch of devices updated in the next 60 days.  According to reports this week, there are 17 more devices confirmed to be getting the software in 2014 for sure.

One of the more surprising announced handsets to be upgraded to the Android 4.4 KitKat is the Droid DNA smartphone on the Verizon Wireless network.  The device is a just over one year old and clearly is taking advantage of the fact that the new software will work on older devices.  The rest of the HTC One devices on the market will also be upgraded as you might know.  Those that have the popular and powerful, LG G2 will also be getting the KitKat software notification on their devices.  Another older device that made the list is the Motorola Atrix HD on the AT&T network, although anything specific has not been released.

Another smartphone in the same boat as the Atrix HD is the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and even though the KitKat software will likely be the last update for the device, it is nice to see an older one get it.  Other models of the Droid RAZR from Motorola will also be getting updated, like the Developer Edition for instance.  The exact dates have not been announced for all of the devices, but if you want a complete list of the 17 that have been confirmed you can search Google and see if your device is one of them.

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